NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Northeast residents learn about Local Food Resource Hub

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As seeds sprout and Northeast families await the fresh produce that will soon grace their kitchen tables residents are learning more about the Local Food Resource Hub and its role in the community. Most important, they need to know that on May 19th there will be a seed distribution from the local hub.

The Northeast Hub is one of four hubs in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul’s Midway area Hubs are locally-based partnerships of residents, neighborhood organizations, local businesses, Gardening Matters, and the City of Minneapolis. Gardeners pay a small fee to become members of the Hubs Network and receive seeds, seedlings, access to tools, low-cost workshops, and become part of a dedicated and supportive community of people growing their own food. The goal of the Local Food Resource Hubs Network is to support residents to grow their own fresh produce and to help ensure greater food security and healthy food access.

“Hubs are not physical locations. They are neighborhood networks of gardeners who come together to support each other in growing, cooking, preserving, and composting their own fresh produce.” – Gardening Matters website

Representatives of the sponsoring organization, Gardening Matters, have been active in the community, offering training programs for the public including sessions at libraries and the Eastside Food Coop.

The Gardening Matters website is rich with background information, tips and registration information. The site also introduces a summer of activities, wrapping up with Community Garden Day on Saturday, August 11.

In the meantime there are opportunities for seed distribution, leadership training, support and making connections among the hubs.

Check it all out at the Gardening Matters website.

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