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Help Us Create a Giving Garden on May 10th!

April 25, 2014
Volunteer to Help Create a New Giving Garden!
Meet fellow community members. Learn new skills. Plant food for those in need.Join The Minnesota Project, the Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN) and Hennepin County Public Health as we launch a giving garden project. We are creating a garden on the EFN campus in New Hope, MN. All produce grown there will benefit EFN and their 100+ partner food shelves.

EFN Giving Garden Volunteer Workday
Saturday May 10, 2014
Two Shifts: 9am – 1:30 or Noon-4:30

8501 54th Ave North, New Hope, MN 55428

EFNWe need energetic people to garden! While experienced gardeners are welcome, those with no or little experience are just fine. We’ll train you!  Professional urban farmers from Stone’s Throw Farms will provide training in how to do urban food production. You have two shifts to choose from: 9am to 1:30 or Noon-4:30. From Noon to 1:30we’ll be indoors with refreshments and some training by our professional farming advisors from Stone’s Throw Farms.  Please bring your own lunch. We’ll provide assorted beverages and snacks.  Sign-up HERE to volunteer.

Come give us a hand! Here’s what you can expect:

  • Moving compost onto planting area with wheelbarrows and spreading with rakes
  • Shaping  and raking beds in preparation of planting
  • Transplanting kale, Swiss chard, onions, herbs
  • Planting from seed – collards, radishes, carrots, beets, potatoes
  • Setting up irrigation systems- drip irrigation and sprinklers
  • Mulching walkways

We’ll train you on:

  • Soil & Compost
  • Plot Layout
  • Planting Techniques.

We’ll even show how to read a soil report!

So wear your hats and gloves, bring sunglasses, sunscreen and boots or shoes that can get muddy and some marked gardening tools if you’ve got ‘em.  We’ll be growing food for those in need –  rain or shine!

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate how much produce can be grown on small acreages including a corporate campus worksite.  Please join us in this great initiative!

The Emergency Foodshelf Network is located at: 8501 54th Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55428

Save the date for the 2nd Volunteer Day and Planting event May 31st, 2014

For more information please call EJ at 651-789-3326

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