Posted on Oct 10, 2020

EcoStewardship: Putting the garden to bed

On what may have been the most incredible Minnesota weather day of 2020, the EcoClub closed the books on our district grant project by helping with fall harvest and clean up at the Community Gardens at Pillsbury United Communities in North Minneapolis.  Harvest was actually a big part of our job - those gardens are prolific! Carrots, kale, chard, squash, several varieties of peppers and tomatoes - just a few of the gorgeous veggies we pulled before taking up the plants for compost.  A final step of raking and seeding with cover crop and the gardens are ready for winter.  
Our district grant project supported making the hydroponic freight farm that also is operated by Pillsbury United more sustainable by adding solar panels and a water catchment system. If you would like to learn more about the EcoClub solar panel project you can download the flyer Through urban farming and community garden projects, Pillsbury United is not only producing fresh fruits and vegetables to fight hunger in the heart of our neighborhoods, they are striving to grow food security throughout the entire neighborhood.