City of Minneapolis – Daily Digest Bulletin

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Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative 

expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, 

distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, 

locally grown foods.

January 21, 2016

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Minneapolis 2016 Garden Lease Program

The City of Minneapolis is inviting requests to lease vacant City lots for community gardens and market gardens during 2016. There are approximately 55 parcels currently available for lease.

Interested garden groups should complete and submit a Garden Request Form for each parcel they intend to request by February 19. Lots that remain available after the current proess is complete will be available on a rolling basis.

Visit the garden lease program webpage for detailed information about the application process and to view the map of currently available and leased parcels.

Community meetings will be held on February 3 and 4 to answer questions about the program. The meeting on February 3rd will take place at 6 pm at Minneapolis Public Schools Davis Center, 1250 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis.

Provide input for Minneapolis Lyndale Farmers Market

The Minneapolis Farmers Market has been a staple of the community for nearly 100 years. With a future light-rail stop planned and many opportunities affecting the neighborhood, the City of Minneapolis contracted with UrbanWorks Architecture to conduct a site analysis. This includes a study of options of how to preserve, improve, enhance, and re-envision the Farmers Market. UrbanWorks is seeking input from surrounding neighborhoods, farmers, merchants, and local residents in the planning process. The City envisions options for redeveloping and expanding the Farmers Market to serve as a catalyst for economic development, a food and entertainment destination, and a civic landmark in Minneapolis.

You are  invited to provide your input in the early stages of this process via this online form:

View additional information on the Homegrown Minneapolis website.

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Homegrown Minneapolis brings together key partners from local government, area businesses, community organizations,

non-profits, and residents to build a healthy, local food system.