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HGRO Garden


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Welcome to the Highland Park Community Garden!

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Our community garden started in 2001 as an urban farm/community garden/outdoor learning area. In 2004, we received a grant to re-design the garden (see plan below). We had an official garden dedication celebration and designated the garden as an international peace site. Over the years the garden has been farmed by local chefs; it's been a flower and vegetable CSA with Farm in the City; it's been a space for arts and cultural events by high school students and local artists;  it's been individual community plots; it's been a teaching garden; and, it was featured on the American Community Gardening Association's tour (


Garden Design Plan

Garden design by Mulysa Melcro, 2004



Garden before photo


Garden, 2003



Students participate in "BEE" day with Pollinate Minnesota. Students photograph the garden for a geographical quadrat fieldwork vegetation sampling activity.