Learn more about the Duluth Community Garden Program!

The mission of the Duluth Community Garden Program is to strengthen the Duluth area community and foster self-sufficiency by providing access for all to food production and preservation resources and promoting sustainable gardening practices.

Duluth Community Garden Program's Activities

DCGP has five core programs.

Plant-a-lot Community Gardens

Our community plots are the central focus of our work. With over 200 plots in 17 sites throughout the city, we work to ensure that all citizens have the ability to plant and grow healthy fresh food. We offer tool lending, a resource library, and high quality seeds and transplants for the community and home gardener.

Taste of Summer—Food Preservation Program

Whether you want to learn how to recreate the taste of jam and pickles that your grandmother used to make, or to put away your fall harvest, our Taste of Summer Food Preservation Program will be what you need. This program offers a variety of food preservation classes, canning and preserving equipment for loan, and information and recipes. This program fills an important niche for all gardeners in our community.

One Vegetable One Community Program

A community-wide food literacy initiative that encourages our community to plant, grow, and share the same vegetable, and through that process to spark conversations throughout the Twin Ports about how we as a community might build a local food system that works for everyone.

Produce for the People

Hunger is a concern for many Duluth residents. Duluth Community Garden Program connects community members who have surplus produce with neighbors who are in need of healthy, fresh, local fruits and vegetables. The goal is an ongoing program that fosters connections between area hunger relief agencies and local food sources.

School and Youth Gardens

Across the nation, kids' gardening has become a focal point in addressing our national obesity epidemic. School gardens have become important for growing nutritious, healthy food and are equally recognized as important for building an understanding of food knowledge. We partner with schools to create child and community wellness through garden construction, gardening skills, and food literacy curriculum.

Our Key Partners

The Duluth Community Garden Program is a resource for anyone in the Duluth community. We want everyone to experience the joys of gardening!

We collaborate with many partners in order to make this great work happen. The City of Duluth has been a great partner, delivering compost and water to many of our gardens, and helping with the establish of the Emerald Community Garden as part of the Let's Grow Lincoln Park Edible Duluth initiative.

DCGP is also a part of Fair Food Access, a group composed of five agencies and a resident steering committee with the goal of increasing access to fresh and healthy food in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The other agency partners are Healthy Duluth Area Coalition, Duluth LISC, Community Action Duluth Seeds of Success, and CHUM.

Duluth Community Garden Program

206 W 4th Street
Suite 214
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-722-4583
Email: garden@duluthcommunitygarden.org
Website: www.duluthcommunitygarden.org

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