Community Education

SchoolDistrict 622


Cowern Community Garden Logo

Located at Margaret St. N. and Eldridge Ave. E., in North St. Paul
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
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.
Photos from the First Season - 2011
The Birth of Cowern Community Garden - 2011 Season
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 were 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 on October 22, 2011. The Cowern Community Garden has received donations from many community businesses and organizations. 
Thank you to those who have donated to the Cowern Community Garden
SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program)
The City of North St Paul
Sandberg Mortuary
Century Avenue Collision
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Rotary Club
Garry Insurancenter
Cathy and Brandon Miller
American Legion Post 39
Knights of Columbus
Pat and Cheryl Gysbers
Thank you to those who have donated to the Eagle Scout project
Henriksen Ace Hardware
Melissa Peloquin
Cathy and Brandon Miller
Cheryl and Pat Gysbers
Kathy and Gary Montz