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Community Garden Day Aug. 11 – Mustard Seed Seward Community Garden Opens its “Gates”

On Saturday, August 11, 2012 community gardens across the State of

Minnesota will celebrate Community Garden Day, a statewide community garden
open house . On this day, *60 participating community
gardens<http://e2ma.net/go/11088498909/208934376/234594112/1405477/goto:http://gardeningmatters.org/sites/default/files/directory_participating_gardens.pdf>will
host events in their garden that are free and open to the public.
*

In Seward, the following community gardens will be hosting celebrations on
August 11th:

   – Mustard Seed Community Garden at 36th Ave S and E 26th St from 6-9pm
   – There are also community garden celebrations taking place in the
   nearby Longfellow and Phillips neighborhoods throughout the day

Event times and activities vary from garden to garden, and include art
projects, kids activities, garden tours, potlucks, musical acts,
presentations on horticultural topics, and more.  *For a complete listing
of participating gardens, event times and activities view the Directory of
Participating Gardens available at www.gardeningmatters.org*

The purpose of Community Garden Day is to provide an opportunity for the
public to learn more about these community spaces directly from the people
who steward them and the events will be as unique as the gardens in which
they are located.

Let us know that you'll be partaking in Community Garden Day
celebrations–either as a community garden host or visitor by joining our
event on Facebook<http://e2ma.net/go/11088498909/208934376/234594113/1405477/goto:http://www.facebook.com/events/189102764554502/>!
*While you're there, be sure to share the event with your friends and
networks!

*The City of Minneapolis will pass a resolution recognizing  the
contributions of community gardens and gardeners to the community and city.
The resolutions to official declare August 11 2012 Community Garden Day in
Minneapolis will be presented at *THIS Friday's regularly scheduled city
council meeting:*

Minneapolis Community Garden Day Proclamation
Friday, August 3, 2012, 9:30am
City Council Chambers, Rm 317, City Hall
350 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
*
Community gardeners and supporters are asked to attend these meetings to
accept passage of the resolution and receive the proclamation alongside
Gardening Matters.* Please RSVP by using the Facebook events for
Minneapolis<http://www.facebook.com/events/342742135805625/>or St.
Paul <http://www.facebook.com/events/342742135805625/> (or replying to this
post) to let us know you'll be attending.

Community Garden Day is organized by Gardening Matters, a Twin Cities-based
nonprofit that grows successful & sustainable community gardens in MN by
supporting the gardeners that make them happen. This day recognizes the
residents who work together to improve their communities through gardening.

More about the Multiple Benefits of Community
Gardens<http://e2ma.net/go/11088498909/208934376/234594114/1405477/goto:http://www.gardeningmatters.org/sites/default/files/Multiple%20Benefits_2012.pdf>as
well as a Snapshot
of Community Gardens in
Minnesota<http://e2ma.net/go/11088498909/208934376/234594115/1405477/goto:http://www.gardeningmatters.org/community-garden-facts-and-figures>are
available at
www.gardeningmatters.org<http://e2ma.net/go/11088498909/208934376/234594116/1405477/goto:http://www.gardeningmatters.org>

See you in the garden!

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New Community Building committee for Seward Neighborhood meets Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Community Building Committee
Tuesday, Jan. 17
7 p.m.
Home of Diann Anders, 2418 30th Ave. S.

From the latest print edition of the Seward Profile:

Are you interested in getting to know more about the diverse and exciting mix of people that is the Seward Neighborhood? Or learning about numerous rich cultural traditions of Seward residents? Do you have a passion for building strong relationships that serve us well when we need to deal with difficult problems in urban living? Or creating celebrations, festivals or other activities that encourage laughter and fellowship?

Then join us tomorrow evening (Tuesday, January 17) at 7 p.m. at the home of Diann Anders, 2418 30th Ave. S.

The SNG is exploring this new committee idea. The group would take over the work of planning for some of the SNG's yearly activities, such as Garage Sales Days or King's Fair, as well as developing new and exciting ways to strengthen the social fabric of Seward. The hope is that a structure can be devised that will offer meaningful volunteer opportunities for people who understand and enjoy traditional committee work as well as for those post-moderns who want to find short-term, concrete places to lend a hand.