Grow Burnsville

Grow Burnsville aims to build a long-term solution to help the rising challenge of food inequity in our community by increasing opportunities for locally grown produce with high nutritional value and to enhance access to open space, youth involvement and physical activity for our most vulnerable residents.

Icon of triangle with exclamation pointCelebrate with us at our first-ever Harvest Party!

Sept. 18 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Civic Center Park

  • 10 a.m.: Garden Exploration, Expert Q&A and Informational Booths
  • 10:30 a.m.: Cooking Class, Spice Blending and Chef Chat at Food Forest
  • 11:30 a.m.: Welcome, Project Introduction and Special Guest Speakers at Food Forest
  • Noon Sustainability Walk
  • 12:15 p.m.: Kids Produce Picking and Tomato Tasting in Market Garden
  • 1 p.m.: Cooking Class, Spice Blending and Chef Chat at Food Forest
  • Guided Garden Tours and Expert Q&A - available throughout the event
  • Food Forest and Market Garden Staff Q&A at each location
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Key Outcomes

Photos of raw vegetables, people planting and cooking supplies

  • Infrastructure: Gardens and Organics Drop-off
  • Market Garden, planned for Civic Center Park, provides education and internship opportunities for youth to gain work and life skills and become stewards of their community
  • Food Forest, an open food resource for those in need, underway in Civic Center Park
  • Community outreach and education through fun events, cooking classes, internships and volunteer opportunities and expert advice on gardening

Grow Burnsville is off to a strong start thanks to a first place grant award of $125,000 from the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABHFA) for their 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards. 

View Press release (PDF)

Collaboration

The Parks Frameworks Plan provides an opportunity to repurpose park space at Civic Center Park. The warming house and outdoor ice rink were slated to be removed sometime in 2021-2024 and we are able to combine the Frameworks Plan and Grow Burnsville to create a space to better serve our community

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