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Community Garden Day

Community Garden Day 2016 was a spectacular success!

The morning of Saturday, September 17 was gray, with heavy cloud cover and a few drizzles. Despite the chill, gardeners across the Twin Cities set up their celebrations, preparing for Community Garden Day. And then, around noon, it was as if the weather suddenly remembered what day it was. Clouds lifted! The sun came out! It was a beautiful, beautiful day in the gardens. The community celebrated: beginning at 9 in the morning and going strong until 7 in the evening, gardeners gathered, ate, made music, and enjoyed one another. 

We, at Gardening Matters, are so grateful to each and every one of the gardens who participated. We were honored to spend time in so many of these gardens, and to share such a magnificent day with so many people. We saw a senator! We saw a city councilperson! We saw folks from one garden visiting another garden in a completely different part of the city!

Take a peek at all the pictures we snapped throughout the day on our flickr page. And if you have photos of your own that you'd like to share, please email them to us! 

We already can't wait for next year.

About Community Garden Day

The Twin Cities are home to over 600 community gardens and urban agriculture projects. In the Twin Cities and across the country, community gardens transform lives and rejuvenate neighborhoods. More about Community Gardening in MN is available in the most recent Snapshot of Community Gardening in MN.

Community Garden Day recognizes the contributions of community gardeners to the health, vitality and livability of their communities, and also serves as an opportunity to spread awareness about the Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens to the public. 

Community Garden Day is proudly sponsored by Suståne

  • A potluck picnic in the garden.
  • Frogtown Farm celebrates their grand opening on Community Garden Day 2015.
  • A group of bikers pedal from garden to garden along the Greenway.
  • Sun print art projects with fresh-picked garden objects.
  • Gardeners gather for dinner and fresh pizza from their pizza oven.
  • Several varieties of tomatoes, waiting to be tasted.