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City of Minneapolis Composting Learn about options for organic composting provided by the city of Minneapolis!
Compostadores – This is a great group assisting community gardens with their composting needs. For more information please contact Rebecca at Rebecca.email@example.com .
Eureka Recycling Through their Make Dirt Not Waste initiative, Eureka Recycling is hatching a plan for citywide composting to meet their collective goal of making St. Paul a waste-free city by 2020.
Amelia’s Flower and Garden Shoppe Buy red worms for you compost bin, and attend classes on composting, pest control and gardening!
Linden Hills Power & Light The City of Minneapolis is using Linden Hills and East Calhoun neighborhoods in a pilot project for curbside collection of compostable items. If you live in these neighborhoods follow the link to join for free!
Hennepin County Energy Recovery Center John Jaimez has been a good ally of Urban Compost. Through Hennpein County he is offering an organics pick up service. For more info contact him directly at John.Jaimez@co.hennepin.mn.us or 612.348.5893.
Eggplant Urban Farm Supply For all your needs in urban farming. They sell seeds, plants, soils and tools for small-scale urban kitchen gardens, as well as backyard chicken-keeping supplies, canning and preserving, fertilizers and pest control, all with an organic and sustainable focus.
Growing Lots Urban Farm Inspired by Milwaukee’s Growing Power, this is a new urban farm endeavor by Stefan Meyer (aka Farmer Stefan, the Garden Ninja), in collaboration with Seward Redesign, Inc., a non-profit that focuses on community development issues in the Seward and Greater Longfellow Neighborhood of south Minneapolis.
Pig’s Eye Urban Farm They take vacant lots in Saint Paul and turn them into micro farms. The produce grown is sold at local markets, to restaurants and through a CSA. Check their website for details on joining the CSA.
Homegrown Minneapolis Another effort by the city of Minneapolis to develop a comprehensive policy to guide land use decisions related to urban food production and distribution. The plan will help identify where and how land should be used to grow and distribute food through community and commercial gardens and urban farms.
The Green Institute They are a leading non-profit innovator developing tangible solutions that improve the environment and communities. They offer a broad range of programs including the ReUse Center and DeConstruction Services, Green Building, Community Energy and Consulting Services.
Transition Towns Minneapolis/St. Paul Be a part of communities engaged in dynamic, proactive redesign of their cities and towns where each participant has something to contribute to move toward more localized, self-sustaining, energized and creative communities. Another link for more info: http://groups.google.com/group/transition-twin-cities
Alliance for Sustainability Everything you need to help you learn about, and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Gardening Matters This is the hub for everything community garden. If you are interested in starting having a community garden, or have questions about your your current plot, stop in here!
Yards to Gardens This website lets you swap/share gardening resources whether it be extra space in your yard, extra tools in the garage, extra seeds or seedlings, or just looking for a space to garden.
Backyard Harvest This organization is designed to strengthen local food infrastructure one yard at a time by turning lawns into nourishing and healthy landscapes. They connect eaters directly to their food, neighbors to one another and urban farmers to professional opportunities.
Citizens for a Loring Park Community Loring Park is where Urban Compost started and is based out of. This website is a link to everything you need to know about what’s happening in the neighborhood. We love it not only because of its proximity to downtown, but also because it is striving to become a sustainable neighborhood!
McKinley Community CSA This is an urban agriculture social enterprise of the McKinley neighborhood in North Minneapolis. By embracing the model of Community Supported Agriculture we are to taking an active role in developing a new food system and rebuilding the economic, ecological and nutritional well being of our neighborhood.
Hamline-Midway Environmental Group HMEG aims to create and nurture a healthy and sustainable environment in the Hamline Midway community through projects, public awareness and education, community member involvement, and collaboration with partner groups and organizations.
Midwest Permaculture An organization that works to redesign lives as if though the Earth matters. They offer a great selection of classes, workshops and services in everything permaculture.
The Giving Tree Gardens This is a great resource if you’re interested in sustainable landscaping. Russ operates a full service organic landscaping and gardening company including consultation, design, installation and maintenance.
LOCAL FOOD ORGANIZATIONS
Food Preservation Network This is a great way to learn how to can and preserve the food grown from your garden so that it can be enjoyed year round! Join the workshops and you’ll be provided with food, supplies and instruction!
The Community Table Learn how to create a neighborhood level sustainable food system, including farmers, processors, and distributors. Also learn how to work with businesses that provide these services and how to market and sustain them.
EcoTuesday This is a structured networking opportunity for sustainable business leaders. They meet every fourth Tuesday of the month at different local sustainable businesses!
Green Drinks A global non-movement to charge your eco-spirit, make new connections, and learn a thing or two. All venues offer a variety of organic food and drinks for ALL ages. They meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month.