MN Community Gardening

formerly Gardening Matters

COMGAR Listserve

Click here to join the Community Gardeners Listserve.

The Community Garden Resource Guide

A Community Garden Resource Guide for new gardens and established ones, putting together in one place best practices from across the nation for working together

Finding a Community Garden

While we hope another organization will help connect people with gardens there is none at this time. In lieu of this, there are some options

  • Contact your neighborhood organization or City Councilmember to let them know you are interested in a joining a community garden

  • Inquire in the area that you would like to garden -- ideally the closer the better. You'll want to make it as easy as possible to visit daily or every other day.

  • Ask via COMGAR -- the community garden listserve -- instructions on webpage.

We'll announce any new opportunities to join a garden here and via COMGAR.

Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens

Evidence-based benefits of community gardens all in one place, pulled together by Gardening Matters

Twin Cities Metro Growers Network

A Networking Group of the Sustainable Farming Association, the Twin Cities Growers Network aims to connect anyone who grows produce seriously and seeks education, networking and fellowship. Whether you grow for market, personal or community use, or to rediscover indigenous and ethnic roots, if you want to network with like-minded people in the metro, this group is for you. Coordinated by Karl Hakanson, UMN Extension Educator and started in 2019.

American Community Gardening Association

For decades community gardeners have come together to develop training and support for development of awesome community gardens! They have a map of gardens, and amazing resources ranging from how to start and run a community garden to how to advocate for supportive public policies.