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Growing Food in the City

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Urban agriculture contributes to our city’s food security and food safety. It increases the total amount of food available to people living in cities. It also allows fresh, high quality vegetables, fruits, and other food products to be grown and produced for urban customers. The pages below include resources for all types of people involved in urban agriculture activities, from urban farming and gardening to raising chickens and bees. Explore each page for additional information and resources.

Urban FarmsUrban Farms and Market Gardens

City policy and regulations, hydrant water permits, on-farm food safety, and more.

Community GardensCommunity Gardens

Available parcels for lease, tools and education, hydrant water permits, and funding.

Keeping BeesKeeping Bees & Supporting Pollinators

Rules, permits, and how to support pollinators.

Keeping ChickensKeeping Chickens

Rules and permit information.

Composting and Soil HealthComposting and Soil Health

How and why to compost, and compost access for community gardens.

School GardensSchool Gardens

Resources for starting and sustaining a school garden.

Hoop Houses and GreenhousesHoop Houses and Greenhouses

Guidelines for using hoop houses and greenhouses in Minneapolis.

Home GardensHome Gardens

Tips, guidelines, and links to useful resources.

Passive Solar Greenhouse ImageWinter Greenhouse

Year-round passive solar greenhouse pilot project



Last updated Nov 18, 2019



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