On Saturday, August 11, 2012 community gardens across the State of Minnesota will celebrate Community Garden Day, a statewide community garden open house . On this day, 60 participating community gardens will host events in their garden that are free and open to the public.
In the Midway, Horton Park Community Gardens & Midway Green Spirit Community Garden BOTH will be hosting events. See Horton's schedule here (including an 11:30 guided tree tour)
Here is the schedule for Midway Green Spirit Community Garden:
The garden will be open from 12-3 pm and visitors can do our Show and Tell Activity at their own pace, meandering through the garden to read what our gardeners have learned and what makes them proud!
~1 pm Community Circle: One of our gardeners will talk about the volunteer effort to grow and donate food to a local food pantry.
~1:15 pm Growing Peppers for Seasoning: Another gardener has been growing peppers for 10+ years and has developed his own method for preparing the peppers to make spice blends.~1:30 pm Beehive Demonstration: One of our bee-keepers will talk about caring for the beehives at Green Spirit.
The purpose of Community Garden Day is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about these community spaces directly from the people who steward them and the events will be as unique as the gardens in which they are located.