June is Bustin’ Out All Over!

Opportunities to go Dig in the Dirt (Finally!) Been inside under a blanket? We hear you. It’s been cold. But enough.

Here is how you can join with your happy neighbors:First we want to give a big shout out to Jennie Hotz of the Green Earth Growershttp://www.greenearthgrowers.net  at 612 205 1034,  7150 Casey Parkway Prior Lake MN 55372.  Green Earth Growers of Prior Lake donated dozens of flats of  tomatoes, flowers, peppers, and lettuce which need to be planted tomorrow. They will be donating more for planting on Sunday.

Please know are always welcome to show up and dig in the dirt at the garden sites listed at http://projectsweetiepie.org

Urban gardening opportunities this weekend include:

1 Plymouth Green Team: At 12:00 Noon at Humboldt and Plymouth behind the Legacy Townhouses. Nardal Stroud is out of town so Michael Chaney will lead this brigade. We will meet to till, plant and weed. Contact Michael Chaney at 612 534-6403–remember–he has one of the only pagers left in this century. When you hear the tone, put in your phone number and he will get back to you.

2. South Minneapolis 4000 4th Ave S at 11:00:  More than 40 volunteers from Wells Fargo, 15 youth from the Arboretum and others are meeting to put in raised beds at 8 gardens–mostly in South Minneapolis at  the “Church of God” garden near St. Joan of Arc, Church of God and St. Paul AME.Raised Urban Garden Beds at 3648 Fremont Ave S All churches are coming together for this garden. The garden site manager is Bill Greene at 612 803 4230 These volunteers and students are being organized by LaDonna Redman and she is waiting for the garden “map” that will tell her when the volunteers are going to be at which site. Volunteers will start at another site at 9:30 am, will be here and then will move on to other gardens this weekend. Thank you volunteers! This group helped with 10 sites last Saturday–they will be working on 8 sites. Here is a photo of their work at 3648 Fremont Ave N. If you can’t find this group, call Michael Chaney on his pager at 612 534-6403.

3. The garden at 8th and Humboldt is coming along nicely thanks to the efforts of the Seed Academy students. They cut stakes for tomatoes, planted sunflowers in class and have been out to the garden planting peppers, beans and lettuce. The garden is about 1/2 planted, so volunteers will be needed for a few weeks. If you show and no one is there, you can simply start or call Michael Chaney on his pager at 612-534-6403.

4. The garden at 1422 Oliver should be seeing some activity between 8:00am-12:00pm tomorrow morning with Ezra Jackman, Robert Chaney and some of the last year’s youth troubadours all pitching in. Send us your photos!

 5. If you can’t get out this weekend, put Tuesday night on your calendar Folks at the Camden Gardens at 3648 Fremont and 3653 Emerson Ave N are expecting a load of seedlings that need to go in–they probably won’t all get planted this weekend.

 6. If you want to see a super garden drive by the 2030 Sheriden Ave N garden and let Jim Desnick know how impressed you are.

More news tomorrow morning at 4:00am.  (People were waiting till the last minute to make plans, but it looks like we might finally have a great weekend!)

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