gardening and urban agriculture

Beginning Mushroom Cultivation and MycoPermaculture

10/18/2014 - 1:00am - 5:00pm

Right in the middle of a national tour and a week after the national Radical Mycology gathering in Illinois, the Radical Mycology crew is stopping in Minneapolis to drop some spores and spread their mycelia! Friday night is a presentation about Radical Mycology, and Saturday is a hands on mushroom workshop for all skill levels.

Radical Mycology: Spawning Mycelial Networks

10/17/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Right in the middle of a national tour and a week after the national Radical Mycology gathering in Illinois, the Radical Mycology crew is stopping in Minneapolis to drop some spores and spread their mycelia! Friday night is a presentation about Radical Mycology, and Saturday is a hands on mushroom workshop for all skill levels.

A Frogtown feast: Thousands gather to discuss food access in St. Paul

(Photos by Andy King)

Not everyone thinks about their food as art, but one St. Paul artist is using art to spread awareness about food access issues in his neighborhood.

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Farm-Faith Project gives Hmong immigrants gardening space at churches

(MinnPost photos by Ibrahim Hirsi) Khoua Vang harvests vegetables she grew at Hope Lutheran Church garden.

Khoua Vang carefully tiptoed Saturday in a vegetable-covered garden outside Hope Lutheran Church in St. Paul and went down on her knees to reap dozens of Japanese sweet potatoes.

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Improvements at Corcoran Community Garden

You may have noticed the awesome new additions at the Corcoran Community Garden.

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TC Spotlight | Urban agriculture in the Twin Cities

For this week’s TC Spotlight, we decided to keep the outdoor summer theme and shine a spotlight on the ever-growing urban agriculture movement in the Twin Cities.

Urban agriculture comes in various forms and benefits urban communities in many ways. Urban farms provide fresh local food sources and economic development, and they create a space for social interaction, neighborhood beautification, and engagement. Below we’ve highlight just a few of the many organizations that specialize in urban agriculture and how you can support them. Feel free to use the comment section to chime in on your favorite sources of local produce and all things urban agriculture.

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Project Sweetie Pie is a non-profit organization that aims to revitalize North Minneapolis by training and employing young people to plant and grow food in scattered gardens in the city.

1418 Oliver Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
763-227-4881

Youth Farm specializes in youth development and leadership through the cultivation and selling of food in five communities in the Twin Cities.

128 West 33rd Street, Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-872-4226

Sustainable-food initiative Urban Oasis kicks off with August 17 festival

(Margie O'Laughlin, Sandhill Photography) Above, chefs Jenny Breen and Bridger Merkt share their thoughts about condiments in preparation for the first Urban Oasis event on Sunday, August 17.

Is Dayton’s Bluff about to become the capital of Minnesota’s sustainable- food movement?

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Twin Cities farmers want city officials to do more for urban farms

(Photo courtesy of Stone's Throw Urban Farm)

Urban agriculture may be a growing trend, but some Minneapolis farmers believe the movement may become stagnant if city officials don’t make active pushes to support it.

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