Posts Tagged: community gardens

Battling Diabetes on the Street & in the Garden

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One can almost detect the longing in Denise Crews’ voice when she describes what foods she misses the most since she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. “The hardest thing to give up was the fried chicken—Popeyes, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Their biscuits. The grease,” Crews told me during a recent LSP podcast interview at a… Read more »

It’s Mostly Good News for Mpls. Urban Ag, But…

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By Anna Cioffi, Land Stewardship Project Overall, the results of yesterday’s Minneapolis Zoning and Planning Committee hearing were good news for urban agriculture in the city. That’s especially true considering that going into the hearing there were concerns that severe restrictions would be imposed on the ability of urban farmers to carry out even basic… Read more »

Tell Mpls. City Council by March 1 to Support Market Gardens

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By Anna Cioffi, Land Stewardship Project The Minneapolis City Council will be voting on the complete Urban Ag Text Amendments on March 1 during the Zoning and Planning Committee meeting. As we’ve reported here before, these text amendments are an important step toward making urban farming a key part of the city’s fabric. However, we… Read more »

Help Make Urban Ag a Vibrant Part of Our Community Next Week

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By Anna Cioffi If implemented correctly, the proposed city zoning code text amendments recommended by the Urban Agriculture Policy Plan for Minneapolis could play a key role in supporting urban farms, community gardens, farmers’ markets, farm stands and other elements of a vibrant urban agriculture economy. But to create a good final plan, we need… Read more »

Hope for a Healthy Food System

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By Anna Cioffi LSP and Hope Community in Minneapolis have come together to create a project called Growing Neighborhood Access to Healthy Food. Why has an organization known for its rural organizing teamed up with an urban community group? Because a truly sustainable food and farming system requires that everyone have access to healthy, affordable… Read more »

Making Community Gardens Feel at Home

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By Megan Smith How many times have you wandered through a community garden and noticed its beautiful smells, creative architecture, stunning colors and abundant produce? Each garden is a wonderful and productive part of our metro area. This summer, one thing that became clear to me is the central importance in the Twin Cities of… Read more »