Aug. 10 is Community Garden Day, “a way to learn directly from community gardeners about their community spaces and get to know your community a little better in the process,” according to www.gardeningmatters.org. Community gardens in the Twin Cities metro will host free neighborhood celebrations for the public in their gardens. In the Northeast area here is what’s planned for Saturday, Aug. 10:
Waite Park Community Garden, 3601 Lincoln St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Garden focus: Beautification (flowers, perennials), food production. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. take an evening stroll through the garden sampling garden produce and seeing the garden at its zenith.
Contact: wpccngmember @gmail.com or Facebook.
Alley Cat Community Gardens, 3606 1/2 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Garden focus: food production, individual plots, youth or school program
From 1:30 to 3 p.m., “Stop by our garden mingle with some gardeners and enjoy acoustic music, face painting and an art project for kids led by Girl Scout Troop 13533. Please park on Columbia Parkway, and walk down the alley between Van Buren and Architect to join us.”
Contact: Jo Bernhardt, 612-703-2102.
Foundry Community Garden, 349 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413
Garden Focus: Individual plots
Noon- 4 p.m. Music and tour of gardens and surrounding businesses.
Contact: Maggie Airriess 608-628-5432.
NE United Methodist Community Garden, 2510 Cleveland St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Garden focus: Beautification (flowers, perennials), communally run (no individual plots), community development, environment (native plantings, restoration), faith-based, food production, living green, sustaining our land.
From 2 to 5 p.m.
Event Description: Demo for garden markers, recycled garden art projects, tours led by gardeners.
Contact: www.neunitedmethodist.com, 612-789-7462
Lost Boys Acre, 715 Forest Dale Road, New Brighton, MN 55112
Garden Focus: Art, community development, cultural values and/or awareness, food production, youth or school program.
Events from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Lost Boys Acre is a small urban farm practicing micro-raised bed gardening and micro-orcharding. We will be offering tours throughout the day and providing educational opportunities in chicken keeping; hatching and raising poultry, sq. foot/micro gardening; micro orchards; deep-litter composting methods. There will also be berries to pick and eat.”
Contact: www.facebook.com/page/Lost-Boys-Acre/. Website: www.lostboysacre.com. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Proprietors: Cyd at 651-233-4469; Kristie 651-233-4469; Courtney 612-385-6980.
FairShare Farm Community Garden, 2112 Fairmount Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Garden focus: Communally run (no individual plots), community development, food production
From Noon to 6 p.m. “Not only are we celebrating Community Garden Day, but also this is Como’s first art fair/concert and a celebration of our wonderful community green spaces and their gardeners. We have spaces reserved for local vendors, artists and musicians and the gardeners will make presentations on a variety of topics and be available to answer your gardening questions.”
Contact: website www.secomo.org, or Facebook.