gardening and urban agriculture

Homegrown Minneapolis hands out "Heroes" awards

Winners of the “Homegrown Heroes” awards for 2014

“Unity will come to local farming, and prosperity will come to the local economy” Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said in her remarks at the Third Annual Homegrown Minneapolis Open House last Wednesday. The mayor added that “the thoughtfulness and consideration of all of you here helps make sure that everyone can do better, now and in the future.”

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Gardens of all sorts can build community

The corner yard at 686 24th Ave. NE has 12 trees of several varieties; oak, linden, maple, cherry and choke crabapple.

Todd Larson and Macy Ashby purchased their home in 2008, and one of the first things they did was replace their furnace, putting in geothermal wells – imagine getting rid of the old octopus furnace, then paying only $10 a month in summer for air conditioning – worth it, they say.

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Preparing the field: Urban Oasis

(Photo: Margie O'Loughlin, Sandhill Photography) Members of the Urban Oasis staff and Community Advisory Panel are shaping the future of the organization.

Urban Oasis closes the year with a celebration of the harvest and plans for new growth.

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Transpo convo: Gardens in the mist

The “Transpo Convo” series asks people how they get around the city, how they would like to get around the city, and what could improve their transportation experiences around the city.

When one asks Jeanne Weigum what could improve her transportation experiences around the city, a conversation about public gardening ensues.

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Twin Cities farmers look to Cuba for urban ag infrastructure

(Photos by Susie Voss) Stone's Throw Farm trip delegates met at Gandhi Mahal last Thursday, Oct. 2, to discuss trip details; below, Stone's Throw's urban farm in Minneapolis.

An upcoming trip to Cuba could help teach Minnesotans how to better farm and manage their urban lands.

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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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