posted Feb 18, 2010, 4:22 PM by Stephanie Hankerson
Stephanie Hankerson, SECIA Staff, will be attending this annual community gardening event upcoming in March to share about SE Como Improvement Association's Tool Lending Library. Come join the garden fun!


March 27th, 2010  9:00-4:00

Sabathani Community Center
310 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis

$5 suggested donation at the door
Free parking

Interested in VOLUNTEERING??

Please let us know with this online form (it's very handy for us, thanks!)
Any questions? Call Ila 612-492-8964 or email

Each year this event has been successful because of all
the people who help to make it happen! Thanks in advance!

Resource Fair Flyer
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Day's Schedule
see our winter newsletter for
workshop descriptions and other details.
Check here for updates or any changes

9:15-10:30am Morning Keynote

Welcome: Minneapolis Councilmember, Elizabeth Glidden

Keynote: Ashley Atkinson, Director of Project Development and Urban Agriculture, The Greening of Detroit
Ashley works with The Detroit Garden Resource Program, which provides resources and support to home, school, and community gardens in the Detroit area. Gardens are organized into clusters based on area, which provide a strong local support network for gardens, and also facilitate the distribution of resources.

10:40-11:50am Morning Workshops

• Garden Clusters: How they work & how they succeed
• Growing Styles and Approaches for Urban Farmers
• Working with New Americans: Tips and Insights
• Greater Minnesota: Starting and Operating a
Community Garden in Your Hometown

Lunch at Noon -- available for purchase from Marla's Caribbean Cuisine

1:00-2:10pm Afternoon Workshops

• Doing More with Less: Superabundant Small Gardens
• Tool Lending Library: An idea whose time has come again!
• Parade of Community Gardens 101
• Sustainable Landscaping

2:20-3:30pm Afternoon Workshops

• Green Jobs: Resources for Urban Agriculture
• Building an Inclusive Community Garden
• Placemaking: Designing for Community
• Faith-Based Community Gardens


Barbette/Bryant Lake Bowl/ Red Stag
City of St Paul
Community Design Center
Edible Twin Cities
Friends School of Minnesota Plant Sale
Great River School
Hennepin Co Master Gardeners
JR Johnson Supply
Key of See Storytellers
Land Stewardship Project
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Metro Blooms
Midwest Organic & Hydroponic Gardening Supplies
MN Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
MN State Horticultural Society
Mother Earth Gardens
Peace Table & AfroEco
Permaculture Research Institute Cold Climate
Ramsey Co Master Gardeners
Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli
SHIP/Minneapolis Homegrown
Slow Food MN
Solar Oven Society
Terrace Horticultural Books
Urban Farming
Valley Natural Foods
Worm Composting with Green Noise, LLC
Youth Farm & Market Project