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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 third Saturday of each month from 11AM - 1PM.

Here is a glimpse of important elements about being a Member 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.

Member Sign up
For returning members, we will start taking your form and fee on Feb 1st. 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. Inquires can be made at fsf@comogreenvillage.info. We maintain a wait list and often can add gardeners mid season. 

Send your form and fee to the SECIA office (1170 15th Ave SE #302, Minneapolis, MN 55414) or bring your form and fee to an early season garden event. You can also pay your fee via PayPal to secomo@secomo.org. 
Supporter Sign Up
If the commitment of becoming a member just does not fit into your busy life, but you still want to come and be a part of the FareShare garden, we are always excited to take on FareShare Supporters! Maintaining a garden takes can be work, and while the effort pays for itself time and time again, some people just do not have the ability to sustain a membership. Supporters are still a part of the gardens, while only giving as much time and energy as they are able. 
The following table shows the differences between Supporter and Member: 



$20 annual member fee

$5 annual fee

regular commitment of once /week & effort to make-up time if you need to miss

come as little or as frequently as you like; no weekly requirement

support Farm On! & other community events

always welcome at community events, but you are not on the hook to host

help garden while at FairShare

follow the gardening lead of other member gardeners while at FairShare

help donate produce after gardening is done

If you would like to help with produce  donations, that’s great

take some of the weekly harvested produce

Supporters get to take produce after the paying members have gotten their share

participate in email and mobile communications  to coordinate gardening and event plans

Supporters will get the benefit of getting notices about events, classes and other news from the garden. Respond when you like, but you are not obligated to stay on top of garden communications.

Have no-guilt fun when you are at FairShare!

Have no-guilt fun when you are at FairShare!

Cody Olson,
Mar 8, 2016, 1:26 PM