News: North Minneapolis garden opening




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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Check out North Minneapolis community gardening activities, celebrations

Join Hennepin County for two community gardening events. 

Planting at newest straw bale garden

On Wednesday, June 1, participants in the Sentencing-to-Service program will install garden plants in 80 straw bales at North Minneapolis' newest communal garden, at 2430 Penn Avenue North. Gardeners will be on hand to explain the process and answer questions about straw bale gardening. The event will go from noon to 2 p.m.

Celebration of a new season

On Saturday, June 4, a community planting celebration will launch the third growing season at the Folwell Neighborhood Association garden at the corner of 36th and Penn Avenue North. Community gardeners will be at work planting and seeding their gardens. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


When the vegetables are ready to harvest at either location, all community members are invited to pick and take the vegetables. All additional produce will be donated to the NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center Community Food Shelf.

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