TC Growers Farm Tour is Sept. 11 at Urban Roots Rivoli Bluffs Farm

Join us for an educational tour and reunite with the Twin Cities Metro Growers Network for our last event of 2023, set for 3:30-6 p.m. Mon., Sept. 11, at Urban Roots Rivoli Bluffs Farm, 749 Arkwright St, St. Paul.

Take a guided walking tour and learn from Market Garden Farm Manager Skyler Hawkins and youth farm staff about their many on-site projects including ecological restoration work, orchard, hoop house, staircase, medicine garden, nature path, community garden, and a community space. The farm has been trialing cover crops and new ways of managing the soil’s nutrients, which will be a special focus of this tour.

University of Minnesota Extension Educator Natalie Hoidal will also share soil management practices and soil compaction research that has been conducted at the farm in cooperation with the farm staff

The event will begin with a meet-and-greet with Lia Spaniolo, new Hennepin County Extension Educator for Urban Ag and Small Farms.

Attendees should be prepared for walking. Limited seating is available so bring a folding chair if preferred. Bring a water bottle; no potable water is available on-site. Please note that this event is not at the main Urban Roots location on Payne Avenue.

Registration requested; walkups welcome.

Click here to register.

The Twin Cities Metro Growers Network is a collaboration between SFA and the University of Minnesota Extension. For more information, email

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