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To ask about renting a garden plot, contact Sue Conner 651-646-6667.
Community Garden History
The St. Anthony Park Community garden began in 1981 and has operated continuously since then. It was started by volunteers as a project of the Community Council. Located on an edge of the neighborhood that borders the railroad tracks, it provides an attractive screen between the railroad activity and the neighborhood. Gardeners plant flowers along the fence to bring more color and beauty to the area. It benefits the gardeners who rent plots, the neighborhood, the myriad of folks who walk or drive by at all hours of the day, both residents and those who work nearby. Each year the garden donates hundreds of pounds of produce to food shelters and local low-income residents as a commitment to food justice and sustainability in our community.
Bordered by the railroad, highway 280, and the University busway, located near many industrial enterprises and within a few blocks of the light rail, the St. Anthony Park Community Garden is a true oasis in the midst of an intensely urban area.
St. Anthony Park is grateful to those early volunteers who began this project with a compost site and a few plots back in 1981. Among them were Joe Keleher, Bob Bacon and Council Director, Ann Copeland. Without them and all the volunteers who followed and who continue to keep it going, this marvelous asset to our neighborhood would not exist.
Frequently asked questions:
How do I get a garden plot?
- Applications for 2018 are no longer being accepted. 2019 applications will be available here starting in February
How many plots are available?
- The number of plots available depends on the year because gardeners from past years get to renew their plots if they want to continue for another year.
How much does it cost to rent a garden plot?
- Gardeners pay $30 per year to rent their plot, although donations help support the Community Garden.
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Learn more about our community garden from MN2020 here.