Area gardens celebrate Community Garden Day Aug. 6

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The St. Anthony Park Community Gardens will celebrate Community Garden Day Saturday, Aug. 6, with live music, a tomato tasting and a pie potluck from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the gardens, located at Robbins and Raymond in south St. Anthony Park.

Coat Pocket Whiskey, a local folk and bluegrass band, will perform. Finnish Bistro will donate desserts for the event.

The St. Anthony Park Community Gardens are one of more than 40 community gardens hosting events to celebrate Community Garden Day.

Gardening Matters, a nonprofit group dedicated to sustainable community gardening and neighborhood-based urban agriculture, has an online map of participating gardens and information about activities at each site that day. Contact information for individual gardens is posted with each garden’s map entry. You can find the map at www.gardeningmatters.org.

Other area gardens hosting celebrations that day include:

  • Eleanor Graham Community Garden, 1335 Ashland Ave., St. Paul, will have gardeners available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Peace Garden, 1744 Walnut St., Lauderdale, will celebrate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with music, a storyteller, food preservation demonstrations and more.
  • The U of M Cornercopia Student Organic Farm, west of Dudley Avenue at Field Road N, Falcon Heights, will have student interns sharing produce samples and food-production information from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.