Friday, August 17, 2012
Let your neighbors see the work you put in and the veggies you harvested.
The cooler weather isn’t just a sign that fall is here; it means the long hours caring for your garden are about to pay off. Of course, gardening can be relaxing. But it’s also a commitment that takes months to pay off in edible benefits. That’s why we want to see the fruits of your labor. Whether you hauled water to a community garden plot or weeded a patch in your backyard, we invite you to upload your best shots. To add your images, click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button under the photo above. Select the photos you want and then type in a caption. We look forward to seeing your garden! Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the free Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
There were still 50 plots remaining Monday afternoon.
Residents still have a chance to scoop up community garden plots. As of 3:30 p.m. Monday, the city had 50 plots remaining of the 190 plots it had to start with—a slightly slower pace than the year before. Registration for the plots started when City Hall opened Monday. Gardeners lined up to lease 20-foot-by-20-foot plots in Hopkins’ Valley Park, near the Westbrooke/Nine Mile Creek area. Registration is limited to Hopkins residents until March 12, when nonresidents may purchase any remaining plots. Plots cost $20 for one plot and $50 for two plots. They are ready to plant in mid-May. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Due to the high demand for plots, there is a limit of two plots per household. Those who wish to purchase …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Gardeners can lease 20-foot-by-20-foot plots in Hopkins’ Valley Park.
The entire winter has felt like spring, but the approaching sign-up for community garden plots is a sure sign spring is almost here for real. Gardeners can lease 20-foot-by-20-foot plots in Hopkins’ Valley Park, near the Westbrooke/Nine Mile Creek area. Registration begins March 5 at Hopkins City Hall for residents and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Due to the high demand for plots, there is a limit of two plots per household. Those who wish to purchase plots must provide proof of residency. Nonresidents may purchase plots starting March 12. Plots cost $20 for one plot and $50 for two plots. They are ready to plant in mid-May. Those looking to buy a plot should be sure to move fast. The garden plots have a history of going fast.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Residents should be working in the garden this planting season.
A Cottageville Park community garden won official approval Tuesday night. Council members unanimously approved the garden with a block of other items in the night’s consent agenda. The garden will be a 40-foot-by-40-foot space in the southwest corner of the park and will cost the city about $3,000. A Hennepin County grant will pay for soil testing. Interested residents and local youth will manage the garden, with oversight from the Blake Road Corridor Collaborative. Minnehaha Creek Watershed District will consider installation of a water line at its May 26 board meeting. The Blake Road Corridor Collaborative brought forth the idea, which arose from two neighbors near the park. Residents will garden the space together instead of dividing it…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Blake Road Corridor Collaborative wants to test a garden at the park this year.
Cottageville Park could get a community garden—at least for a year. The garden would be a 40-foot-by-40-foot space in an undecided location of the park. Neighbors would garden the space together instead of dividing it into plots like the city’s other community garden. The idea is the brainchild of two residents who live near the park, said Ann Beuch, a community organizer with the Blake Road Corridor Collaborative. Beuch’s organization took the request to the Hopkins Park Board April 18 and before a City Council work session Tuesday. Since the idea arose, the idea has garnered support from residents in Ramsgate and Westside apartments and the houses around the park. “There’s definitely a strong interest in the community to have this garden…