Burnsville, MN

Grow Burnsville, a new opportunity to locally grow produce and help the community from food inequity

Paula Carlsen

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Grow Burnsville is a community garden project that aims to find a long-term solution for the rising challenge of food inequity in the Burnsville community. The project will focus on increasing the opportunities for locally grown produce with high nutritional value. It also aims to enhance access to open space, involve youth and physical activities for vulnerable residents.

Grow Burnsville's successful start is supported by a first-place grant of $125,000 from the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABHFA) for their 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards.

Grow Burnsville provides a limited number of plots that are available in the new community garden for those who are interested in vegetable growing. Preparation work is underway for these plots along the northern edge of the soccer field at Crosstown East Park.

All residents of Burnsville regardless can participate as gardeners in Grow Burnsville Community Garden.

If you are interested in gardening, the community encourages you to fill out the application. Scholarships are available for applicants in need, otherwise the community encourages you to make thoughtful contribution as you see fit. No application will be rejected as long as plots are available.

You can also request a garden plot at the new Grow Burnsville Community Garden in Crosstown East Park. Fill out the application and return it with payment to Burnsville City Hall or register online.

To register offline, please fill out the following form https://burnsvillemn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/22668/2021---Grow-Burnsville---Community-Garden-Application-.

To register online, visit https://registration.burnsvillemn.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&primarycode=130820/

If you have any questions, contact the community via email at Shellie.Krouse@burnsvillemn.gov or call at 952-895-4400.

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