Waite Park Community Garden is maintained by the community of participating gardeners.

Author: Jessica

Standing With Our Community

Hello all,

I know that we are all still reeling from the murder of George Floyd and are looking for ways that we can support the Black community, our community, and our city.  We are a community of love, support, inclusion, and acceptance. 

Racism, prejudice, and inaction have no place here. Supporting this movement can take many forms, including protesting, volunteering, donating, and most importantly, actively speaking out against racial injustice. 

I am going to include links below to many important organizations who need our help and support, not just now, but ongoing. Please consider supporting our local businesses and organizations if you are able.

This article has a great list of both local and national organizations: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html

Includes organizations for:

  1. Victim memorial funds
  2. Bail funds for peaceful protestors
  3. Frontline funds
  4. Community restoration organizations and funds
  5. Community enrichment organizations
  6. Youth-oriented community organizations
  7. Policy reform organizations
  8. Police reform organizations
  9. Incarceration reform organizations
  10. Legal defense funds and organizations
  11. Black LGBTQ funds and organizations
  12. Mental Health

Additional resources that you may like to support

  1. Venmo directly to George Floyd’s fiancée Courteney (email me for her Venmo information)
  2. The Black Women’s Health Imperative: www.bhwi.org 
  3. The National Black Women’s Justice Institute: www.nbwji.org 
  4. HBCU College Fund: www.hbcufoundation.org 
  5. Rebuilding local business: West Broadway Business and Area Coalition: www.westbroadway.org and We Love Lake Street: www.welovelakestreet.com 

Black-owned local businesses

  1. Bella Nava Creations (Shakopee):  www.bellanavacreations.com 
  2. Selam Coffee (Minneapolis)
  3. Young Man (Minneapolis) www.youngmanmsp.com

Instagram feeds to follow

  1. Check Your Privilege (@ckyourprivilege)
  2. Black Lives Matter (@blklivesmatter)
  3. Shifting the Culture (@shiftingtheculture)
  4. Ava DuVernay  (@ava)

Garden Update Concerning COVID-19

Hello Gardeners,

Good news! The community garden will be able to remain open during the Minnesota stay at home order.

Our amazing garden leadership team has created a list of guidelines to follow to stay safe, and ensure we will be able to keep on gardening.

Here are the updated Guidelines for Gardening while social distancing.

If you still need to pay your $25 garden plot fee for the year, you can submit payment by sending a check to the Waite Park Community Council (do not mail cash).

Waite Park Community Council
PO Box 18476
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Attn: Waite Park Community Garden

Spring All Garden Meeting Cancelled

Good afternoon all-
Given the COVID-19 outbreak and MDH and CDC recommendations to limit all non-essential functions in the upcoming weeks, we are cancelling our spring garden meeting, previously scheduled for 3/28 at 10 am. We are very bummed to not be able to see you all before the start of the season, but we will send an email later in the month with some garden updates and news. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe and all the best,

Samantha & Thanh
PS. Please don’t forget to register if you have not done so already – we look forward to seeing you!  WPCG 2020 Registration