Audubon Neighborhood Association

& Audubon Farmers Market

Northeast Minneapolis Minnesota


Rescheduled 28th and Johnson Lot Meeting

Hi Audubon Neighbors and NE Emergency Food Growers Network!

We are rescheduling our 2800 Johnson Street NE Market Garden meeting originally planned for this evening (Nov 14). The Audubon Rec Center (where we were originally going to meet) will be closed tonight for electrical repairs so we are rescheduling and adding a couple more options to attend a meeting to discuss the lot. First, a Zoom meeting:

Topic: 2800 Johnson Street Market Garden Meeting

Time: Saturday Nov 19, 2022 04:00 PM

Meeting ID: 838 3665 5487 Passcode: 461913

Additionally, we will have the market garden lot as one of the agenda items during our next Audubon Community Meeting on Monday, December 5 at 7pm. This will be held at the Audubon Rec Center and will likely be a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting. So here's the link for that meeting:

Topic: ANA Community Meeting

Time: Monday, Dec 5 2022 at 7:00 pm

Meeting ID: 845 7298 2788 Passcode: 706632

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns:

More information on the 28th and Johnson Lot is below

Hello Audubon Neighbors,

The City of Minneapolis has offered the Audubon Neighborhood Association a one-year renewable lease for the 2800 Johnson Street NE lot.

  • Audubon Neighborhood Association and The Northeast Emergency Food Growers Network are exploring this lot as a market garden for:

1) entrepreneurs to grow and sell culturally specific produce, herbs and create value-added products, and

2) growing healthy produce for donation to local food shelves and our neighbors in need.

  • Currently the Audubon Neighborhood Association is assessing the soil in this lot and is working with the University of Minnesota for soil nutrient analysis. We are also working with another lab to test for contaminants such as heavy metals including arsenic and lead as well as hydrocarbon residue from petrochemicals.

  • Audubon Neighborhood Association has individuals, local organizations, urban farmers, businesses and schools including University of Minnesota, who have expressed interest in partnering on this Market Garden project.

  • Community members are invited to two more upcoming conversations. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss this market garden project as well as the future off-leash dog park already planned for construction at the Audubon Park Recreation Center. Please join us!

Those interested in sponsoring or volunteering with the NE Emergency Food Growers Network, may contact Deborah Brister, Executive Director of the Audubon Neighborhood Association or fill out our brief interest form at: .

Resilient Audubon Initiative

29th Avenue Project

ANA Board of Directors

Audubon Block /Building Leaders

Meetings and Events

Audubon Home Grant and Loan Programs

Storm Drain Saturdays

Volunteers Needed!

Welcome new Audubon Neighborhood Association Board of Directors!

We are proud to present Katy Nordhagen, Onan Justonan and Mary Stadler. They will be joining our amazing returning board members Anne Bechtel, Christian Hokans, Blake Hampton, Jonathan Harms and Elijah Schwartz!

Street Sweeping Starts October 18, 2022

Crews have begun sweeping streets across Minneapolis. Fall street sweeping cleans the streets from curb to curb before winter to keep leaves and debris out of the storm drains. This keeps them from ending up in our lakes and rivers as much as possible.

During the four weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, which began October 18, crews will clean about 1,000 miles of city streets.

Crews will post temporary “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of cars when they’re swept. Anyone who parks on the street will need to follow posted parking rules or their cars may be ticketed and towed.

Stay informed about the parking rules

  • No Parking” signs: City crews will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before sweeping any streets. Parking will be banned from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. The “No Parking” signs will be removed as soon as possible after a street has been completely swept to allow people to resume parking after the signs are removed. The sweeping takes several steps, so don’t park until the signs are removed. Vehicles not in compliance with “No Parking” signs may be ticketed and towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot.

  • Social media: The City will use Facebook and Twitter to post periodic street sweeping updates and information.

  • Phone calls to residents: In addition to the “No Parking” signs posted the day before sweepers come through, the City will make about 3,000 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day. There’s no guarantee that the calls will reach everyone, so be sure to check the various ways to be aware of the rules, and watch for signs.

  • Interactive map: Check the street sweeping schedule map, where you can zoom in or look up your address to find out which week your street is scheduled to be swept. Then check back the weekend before your week to find out which day your street is scheduled to be swept.

  • Videos: Street sweeping is explained in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong on the City’s YouTube channel and on Minneapolis City TV.

Clean streets mean a healthier environment

Minneapolis is known for its sparkling lakes and waterways, and we want to keep it that way. Street sweeping is one way we work to protect our environment because it keeps leaves and debris from clogging our storm drains and polluting our lakes and rivers. It also helps keep our neighborhoods clean and livable.

Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb with enforcement of parking rules once in the spring, and again in the fall. Don’t push leaves, grass clippings or other debris into City streets – it’s bad for our lakes and waterways, can cause safety hazards, and is against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.

Support Audubon Neighborhood Association

Audubon Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

October 24,2022 at 6:30 pm at the Audubon Park Recreation Center

All are welcome to attend!

Tentative Agenda:


Special Guest Steve Gallagher, Minneapolis NCR

Special Guest Jim Hasnik, CEE

ANA Board Manual Distribution

Review and Approval of Minutes

New Officer Elections

Conflict of Interest forms

Finalize Board Retreat for November 12

Equitable Engagement Fund Proposal

New/Old Business

Northeast Emergency Food Growers Network Meeting

Northeast Emergency Food Growers Network Meeting

November 7, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Audubon Park Recreation Center

1320 29th Avenue NE, Minneapolis

Audubon Community Meeting December 5, 2022 at 7pm

Audubon Community Meeting

December 5, 2022 at 7pm

Audubon Park Recreation Center

1320 29th Avenue NE, Minneapolis

And Online via Zoom

Thank You Eastside Food Co-op for Sponsoring the Audubon Farmers Market!

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ADA Policy

The Audubon Neighborhood Association invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by ANA. Should you require accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at (612) 743-5943 at least five days before our event. You may also contact us through Minnesota Relay Services at 1-800-627-3529 or by dialing 7-1-1.

Volunteer Opportunities in Audubon Neighborhood

Go to our Volunteer webpage

Audubon Farmers Market New Location!!

Farm-fresh veggies, fruit, mushrooms, flowers, and honey produced locally; Delicious prepared and pre-packaged food; Northeast arts and crafts; Kids activities including the Power of Produce Club; Music, Community information, and much more every Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at our new location on 29th Ave and Johnson Street in the Merchants Parking Lot. Opening Day is June 9, 2022!

Be a Power of Produce Sponsor for Kids at the Audubon Farmers Market This Year!

We LOVE having our kids learn about healthy food at the Audubon Farmers Market's Power of Produce Program!

Audubon Neighborhood Association invites community members to help strengthen and build our PoP Club program. Sponsorships can be made at any amount and sponsors will be recognized in the market, on social media, and on our website. Each Sponsorship of $100 earns a space in the market for one week with a canopy (tent), table and chairs provided.

  • Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.

  • In 2021, over 200 kids became members of the PoP Club.

  • Between 60 and 80 kids visit the Audubon Farmers Market to pick up their $2 token each week.

Click here for more information

Visit us on our Audubon Neighborhood Association Facebook Page

Food, Shelter, Mental Health Resources are Available!

WOW! Over 800 pounds of food collected for Eastside Senior Food Shelf

Our recent December food drive, led by Audubon Neighborhood Association President, Evan Benson (pictured here), was a huge success! We received over 800 pounds of food from Audubon Friends and Neighbors that we then donated to Eastside Senior Food Shelf. In addition, Castle Building and Remodeling also donated a generous $500.00 check! THANK YOU for remembering our Seniors. Your kindness is overwhelming!

ADA Policy

The Audubon Neighborhood Association invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by ANA. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at (612) 788-8790 at least five days before our event. You may also contact us through Minnesota Relay Services at 1-800-627-3529 or by dialing 7-1-1.

Audubon Park Neighborhood is Challenging All Northeast Neighborhoods to:

The Northeast Storm Drain Challenge is On!!

Here in NE, all of our storm drains go straight to the Mississippi River carrying pollutants and debris with it. It's important to keep our Mississippi clean, not only for the plants and animals that call it home, but also because that's where we in Minneapolis get our drinking water from, along with millions of our neighbors down river from us.

Join us in adopting a storm drain near your house. Adopting a storm drain just means that you'll keep an eye on and clean it out with a broom and rake when it gets clogged with trash, leaves, and sand. Kids love to help and you feel like you're really doing something concrete to help our Planet and protect our water.

It's a friendly competition to see which NE neighborhood can adopt the most storm drains by the end of October. Do your part to rep your neighborhood! By this fall, we'll be able to measure the difference our efforts have made in keeping pollutants out of our Mississippi River! Go to to sign up!

The mission of the Audubon Neighborhood Association is to encourage interaction and involvement amongst the people in our community and its organizations; to foster the continuing improvement of property and businesses within its boundaries; to increase security and safety within the neighborhood; to convey to other organizations, including government and business, the concerns of the neighbors represented.

The Audubon Park neighborhood is bounded by St. Anthony Parkway, Central Avenue, Lowry Avenue and Stinson Parkway.