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FairShare Farm Community Garden - 22nd Ave SE & Fairmount Ave SE

The FairShare Farm garden is an shared garden space without individual plots. The organic vegetables are grown communally and harvest is split with elders in the Como area and participating gardeners. FairShare Farm has an ongoing relationship with the Southeast Seniors and the Little Kitchen Foodshelf. It is a learning space, so all levels of gardeners are welcome. To facilitate gathering and learning, the FairShare members often host SkillShares and monthly events called Farm On! - the last Saturday of each month from 11AM - 2PM.

Here is a glimpse of a couple of important elements about membership at FairShare:
  • Members garden and harvest communally;
  • Members attend at least one garden session per week during the gardening season (most weeks);
  • To support skillshares either through skillsharing informally during gardening, teaching a little of your own demo, arranging for other demonstrations to happen, or help host our community events.
  • In order to keep up the level of participation, and attention to crops that is needed, we strongly encourage that gardeners live or work in SE Mpls. There is not a residency requirement, but close proximity is important in order to reduce barriers to participation and keep crops healthy.

Example weekly gardening sessions from 2013- they will change:
Sundays 10AM-12PM
Tuesdays 5PM-7PM
Thursdays 5PM-7PM

Signing up for 2014: For returning members, we will start taking your form and fee on Feb 1, 2014. On March 1st, we will open up the remaining spots to those who live or work in the 55414 zip code. April 1st will allow gardeners outside of SE Minneapolis. The form can be found below, attached.
Stephanie Hankerson,
Feb 18, 2014, 4:14 PM