Community Garden (Food to Grow)

Community-garden-smallOur 2017 garden application is live! Augsburg gardeners apply before March 30th for priority admission. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after mid-April.

The Augsburg Community Garden is meant to give students, staff, faculty, neighbors, and community organizations an opportunity to learn and grow their own fresh produce. Rather than the Campus Kitchen as an organization attempt to grow food to provide food for free, we provide the land, tools, water, and compost to anyone in the neighborhood so that they can take ownership of their own space and produce. In addition to the individual plots, there are communal spaces where anyone can harvest from (like the raspberry patch along the sidewalk). We have had farmers from Minnesotan farms, Ethiopia, Somalia, Vietnam and Mexico all gardening together, and sharing their skills and examples with many others who are just beginning to learn how to garden.

To get your own space, we ask that you have a strong connection to the Cedar Riverside Community, contribute $30 for the year (scholarships available), and volunteer at least 4 hours to help maintain and improve the whole garden (not just one’s own plot). We’re able to place almost everyone who applies. To apply for the upcoming season, please complete and submit the form that’s below the calendar.┬áIf you have friends or neighbors that don’t use computers but would be interested in a plot, it’d be great for you to complete this on their behalf, but it’s possible to print this out and send it to Campus Kitchen, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 108, Minneapolis, MN 55454.

 

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Augsburg College Community Garden:

The Augsburg Community Garden, beautifying the corner of 20th Ave and 7th St since 2007, has four main goals: to provide a space for the community to come and learn together; beautify the neighborhood and campus; provide growing space for those without it; and to assist gardeners in providing themselves a healthy diet. We have communal plots of herbs, strawberries, and raspberries, as well as a plot co-managed by the Health Commons and East African neighbors. Gardeners pay $30 per year in dues (scholarships available). Gardeners are selected based on people’s connection to Augsburg, the U of M, and the neighborhood, and if they need land and good food.

NOTE: We will be surrounded by construction of the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. That means loud noises and dust. We will be working with the construction company to minimize impact as much as possible, but it will not be the same peaceful space as it has been in past years. Contact Allyson at garden@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1624 with questions!

West Bank Community Garden:

Hello! The West Bank Community Garden (WBCG) is entering its second season. It was started by a group of students that wanted to grow food and open up land for the community! The garden is located between Carlson School of Management and Rarig Center on West Bank Campus. Our mission is to provide land to grow food, educate campus about the benefits of edible landscapes, and create opportunities for collaboration. There will be perennial beds, common garden space, and individual plots. Gardeners are selected based on people’s connection to Augsburg, the U of M, and the neighborhood, and if they need land and good food. This will be the first time we are opening up the space for individual plots, so this will involve construction of 10ft x 10ft in ground beds and compost bins. The soil has been tested and is healthy! Garden tools are borrowed from Augsburg Community Garden since we do not have a permit to build a tool shed on University land. Individual plots are free this year, but we are asking for seed, compost, and plant donations for the perennial and common garden. Also, there were problems with bunnies last year, and we are brainstorming ways to keep them out while complying with University policies.

If you have any questions related to the garden please email westbankcommunitygarden@gmail.com, or visit the West Bank Community Garden Project page: https://www.facebook.com/WestBankCommunityGarden for more information. Thanks!

 

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