Cowern Community Garden
The 2017 Season
All plots have been rented for the 2017 gardening season. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list or for more information, please contact Cheryl at 651-748-7252 or email@example.com.
Our mission is to create a community garden setting that will foster involvement, leadership and service opportunities for students, families and neighbors, provide an outdoor classroom to support student learning and allow families to grow their own food and reconnect with the earth.
The Birth of Cowern Community Garden
The Cowern Community Garden is located on the former Cowern Orchard and Habitat land. In the fall of 2010, dead and dying trees were removed to make way for the community garden. In March of 2011, the remaining trees were pruned. Over the next several years, the orchard was restored to fruit bearing. Thirty-nine families gardened the first season: twenty-three in individual plots and sixteen in a community plot where gardeners shared the harvest with the North St Paul food shelf. An Eagle Scout candidate chose the garden as the site of his Eagle project. He built and installed an information kiosk, compost bin and garbage can enclosure. The Cowern Community Garden has received donations from many community businesses and organizations.