The heat didn’t stop Twin Cities Metro Growers Network from enjoying our very first live, in-person event of 2021! About 20 metro growers gathered for a tour at Holistic Health Farms in St. Paul to learn about creative crop cultivation in small spaces. Tim Page and Cherry Flowers showed us the ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomatoes, galangal, herb spiral and more that they have growing in their yard and hoop house.
We also got to learn about the value-added products they make, and see a new pollinator garden planted by UMN grad student Julia B. and a couple of Tim and Cherry’s neighbors. We can’t wait to visit more farms this year! Check out more photos from the evening here.
Additionally, the “Natural Landscaping for Your Yard & Garden” meeting is now available to revisit on the SFA YouTube channel. Audio and chat transcripts are also posted here. Our three speakers all provided very valuable information and tools to create people- and planet-friendly spaces for you and your community! Be sure to check out the Metro Blooms and University of Minnesota Extension websites for more resources on plants, pollinators, and community centered landscapes.