City of Minneapolis offers vacant lots to community gardeners

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City of Minneapolis
Homegrown Minneapolis wants you to grow veggies like these on a vacant lot
Have you been wondering how you're ever going to cram three tomato plants into an apartment window box?

Then apply to lease one of the 12 vacant lots the City of Minneapolis is making available this season as part of the Homegrown Minneapolis initiative, designed to incorporate more sustainable agricultural practices into the community.

The lots have already been soil tested (no word on how things turned out ... some parts of the city are not great in terms of lead, etc.) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying groups. Experienced garden groups--defined as a not-for-profit group with a not-for-profit sponsor and the ability to qualify for liability insurance for the plot--will be eligible for three-to-five-year leases, while first-timers will have to start with one-year leases.

The city asks applicants to be prepared to discuss the layout they'd propose for their community garden, as well as how it will be managed and how it will engage and benefit the community.

The community garden application packet, map of available lots, and other resources can be found online at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/dhfs/homegrown-home.asp. For more information, call 612.673.2597.

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gochet
gochet

 Why the negativity?!!!  I think it's absolutely fantastic that Minneapolis is encouraging people to bond together and grow some vegetables in some otherwise wasted space.  This is exactly the type of thing that I want my city/county/state to be promoting.  I hope the project is a brilliant success!!

Foo
Foo

Leave it to the City Of Manipulation to adds layers and layers of bureaocracy to gardening (sorry: urban farming).  If you don't have our permission and permits, you can't do squat.

Necromas
Necromas

You can do whatever you want *on your land*. This is about lots that are to be used for a very specific purpose and they don't want anyone to half ass it and put the land to waste or to try and take advantage of it.

And you don't need all the credentials to get a 1 year lease, just a good plan.

Dbhammel
Dbhammel

 Nice try but sorry you aren't even close.  The permission and permits are only to use the city's space.  Seems like a good idea to ask people to provide information regarding how they'll be using the space when there are only 12 lots available.  I guess it was just another reason for you to bitch though, huh?

Guest
Guest

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