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Doing It Green with Minneapolis-St Paul Community Gardens

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Minneapolis-St Paul community gardens (especially organic) has increased over the past couple years. The urban community gardens provide opportunities to allow individuals to grow & produce their own food, share organic gardening ideas with each other, and also help provide GREEN space within the City of Minneapolis and St Paul.

According to Doing It Green, Betsy Johnson of Garden Futures in Boston defines them this way: Community Gardens are community spaces that are communally cultivated and cared for; these spaces may consist of individually-worked plots, multiple person caretaker areas, sitting areas, and small-scale children play areas.

This article goes on to share how well the Twin Cities in terms of these types of green areas. We have examples that fit these different definitions including “ornamental flower gardens on parkway medians, school gardens, classic individual plot community gardens, demonstration gardens, church gardens, youth farm and market gardens, boulevard gardens and more.”There are currently 106+ sustainable community gardens within the City of Minneapolis and also the City of St Paul. Here are a few food producing gardens within the city limits:

NE Minneapolis

  • 1001 Central NE
  • 1213 Spring Street NE
  • 1700 2nd Street NE
  • 2123 California Street NE
North Minneapolis
  • 1522 Oliver Avenue North
  • 2030 Sheridan Avenue North
  • 2846 Glenwood Avenue North
  • 366 Logan Avenue North
  • 621 Elwood Avenue North
SE Minneapolis
  • 915 15th Avenue SE
  • 2176 Fairmount Avenue SE
South Minneapolis
  • 1205 S 7th Street
  • 808 Cedar Avenue South
  • 2320 Elliott Avenue South
  • 918 East 22nd Street
  • 2900 4th Avenue South
  • 2718 Stevens Avenue South
  • 3405 Chicago Avenue South
  • 4101 16th Avenue South
  • 3852 46th Avenue South
  • 3201 22nd Avenue South
  • 3128 Minnehaha Avenue
  • 1121 East 46th Street

City of St Paul

  • St Anthony Park Community Garden
  • Farm in the City, Dunning Field Site
  • Farm in the City, Jimmy Lee Rec Center
  • J.J. Hill Neighborhood Garden
  • S.A.G.E.
  • Dayton’s Bluff Children’s Garden
  • Swede Hollow Cafe Children’s Kitchen Garden
  • McDonough Homes Community Garden
Additional Links of Interest
Minneapolis Organic Green Nurseries
Minneapolis Co-ops Selling Locally Grown Food
St Paul Co-ops Selling Locally Grown Food

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