1st Annual Parade of Community Gardens This Saturday

August 17, 2006 - Celebrate the wealth and diversity of community gardens in the Twin Cities with the first annual Parade of Community Gardens! On Saturday, August 19th, over 50 community gardens throughout the Twin Cities will swing open their gates -- to invite community members in to wander, observe, learn, and admire.

Using guided maps parade-goers can walk, bike, or drive from one garden to the next, soaking in each one's unique blend of vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, and native grasses. The Parade of Community Gardens will run from 10am to 2pm and is free to the public. For more information, download the Parade Brochure.

The event is sponsored by GardenWorks -- a collaboration of The Green Institute and the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. With generous support from several foundations, the organization works with over 200 community gardens in the Twin Cities metro area. The program springs from the 2005 Community Garden Sustainability Plan.

For more information about GardenWorks, download the GardenWorks Brochure. They've started a Gardeners Resource Page for community gardeners that includes information on getting resources for the community garden and tools gardeners can use in building their garden's community.



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