West Side Greenhouse Ready to Blossom


Becky Clawson

A seed planted three years ago on the West Side of St. Paul will finally blossom this spring, as an urban greenhouse on the grounds of Cherokee Heights Elementary School is put into operation. A joint effort of Youth Farm and Market Project and St. Paul Public Schools – with assistance from the Minnesota Air National Guard Civil Engineers and a host of community members, local companies and foundations – the climate-controlled greenhouse will provide additional programming space for Youth Farm’s gardening and youth leadership activities, act as a resource for Cherokee Height’s teachers, and provide occasional programming opportunities for other community organizations in the neighborhood.

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