PREVIEW | Community garden tour in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Saturday, August 11


More than 50 gardens across the state will strut their stuff on August 11 in Community Garden Day 2012. Among them: 

The oldest: 12th & 13th Ave Block Club Community Garden 2727 12th Ave S., Minneapolis 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The newest: Merriam Station Community Garden Prior Ave & Gilbert Ave., St. Paul – Groundbreaking Ceremony!10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The hippest: Sisters Camelot applies permaculture, grows food for kitchen bus! 5th Ave Community Farm 2939 5th Ave S., Minneapolis1-4 p.m.

Somali: Brian Coyle Community Garden 1515 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis  10 a.m.-Noon

American Indian: Good JuJu Garden, 2121 14th Ave S., Minneapolis Native American seed & planting techniques; community cookout 1-6 p.m.

Latino: Jardin Paraiso/ Paradise Garden 3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis Live music, freshly grilled veggie kabobs; more 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

African American: Kwanzaa Church Community Garden Dupont Ave N & 21st St., Minneapolis Presentation & instruction on uses of our culturally specific foods & herbs; more 5-8:30 p.m.

And there’s LOTS more! Check out the pdf listing below, or the on-line map for a garden near you. Sponsored — of course — by Gardening Matters, which also provides all kinds of garden resources for all shapes, sizes and kinds of gardens. (And for more on gardening, urban farming, chickens, and everything to do with local food, click here!)