A community garden is a natural space where people come together to plant flowers, fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Some residents have limited opportunities to try their hand at gardening. However, an unused area can be transformed into a thriving green space where people share meaningful experiences and grow essential food.
Many local cities have community garden programs. Currently, there are two private community garden programs in Maple Grove. Community members presented to the Park Board the desire to have a municipal community garden program. The Park Board approved the following timeline and progress report.
Community garden pilot program timeline
May to June 2023
Staff explores underutilized open green space within the city. Tour sites, test soil, and create a comparison table to identify desired sites.
June 15, 2023
Staff provides pilot program site recommendations to the Park Board.
July to August 2023
Staff conducts community engagement of the proposed sites.
September 21, 2023
Staff makes a final recommendation for the program site at the Park Board meeting.
Site preparation begins.
Community garden pilot program starts.
Maple Grove Community Garden progress report 2023 (PDF)