It's Garden Season in Minnesota! Use your talents to help increase access to healthy foods for all our neighbors in the White Bear Area by participating in the Community Roots Garden at the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf.
The mission of Community Roots Garden is to increase access to fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce to those in need by providing a safe, productive, learning environment where neighbors work cooperatively toward a common goal. The garden will pro vide a hands-on opportunity for neighbors to learn how to grow food and build community connections.
According to Gardening Matters, a local nonprofit promoting and preserving community gardening across the Twin Cities, local benefits to community gardening include:
- An increased sense of community ownership and stewardship.
- Is a healthy inexpensive activity for youth that can bring them closer to nature, and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way.
- Studies have shown that community gardeners and their children eat healthier diets than do non-gardening families.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours per week