It’s gardening season, even in a pandemic! And Seward’s community garden is still open this year, just with social distancing.
Hub of Heaven is Seward’s community garden, located on the corner of 26th street and 28th Ave. With 29 plots, Hub of Heaven has been continuously gardened for over 20 years, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The garden welcomes new members every spring. Gardeners maintain their own plots, sign up for community chores, and help clean up the garden in spring and fall. This year, there will be no group cleanup or work days, and gardeners will sign up for chores online.
Interested in a plot? Those who gardened there last year get first choice of whether they would like to renew. If there are open spots, people who are on the waiting list get their chance. This year, there may be a couple of spots open. To get updates or join the waiting list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Plots are $30 for the year and must be planted by May 31st and cleaned up by November 1st, weather permitting. If Hub of Heaven is full and you’re still looking for a spot to garden, consult COMGAR (Community Gardens in Minnesota) or the Minneapolis Parks and Rec Board’s Community Garden Coordinator (CommunityGarden@minneapolisparks.org) to see if they can track down a plot.