Activity Plan Addendum [PDF]
Current Phase: Implementation
Criteria for awarding community garden plots will be discussed, along with a number of other equity questions regarding the draft Community Garden Policy.
New urban agriculture programming survey available
On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) opened a 45-day public comment period on its draft Community Garden Policy. The draft policy outlines rules, requirements and processes for community gardening at neighborhood parks in Minneapolis.
The draft Minneapolis Parks Community Garden Policy and public comment online survey are linked below:
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December 31, 2013
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Activity plans define our service delivery goals for a particular recreation activity city-wide. These plans determine the resources required to successfully achieve plan goals in service to residents and park visitors.
This plan recommends three major goals and related strategies, and guides allocation of resources to support urban agriculture activities within the neighborhood and regional parks.
Increasing numbers of Minneapolis residents are actively engaged in various forms of urban agriculture within Minneapolis. The MPRB Board of Commissioners recognizes the many benefits of a sustainable, local food system and has supported community gardening activities since 2002 by resolution [PDF].
The Urban Agriculture activity plan was developed through an extensive community engagement process and contains recommendations related to policy, facility, program, and service improvements to better support urban agriculture activities within the park system.
The project supports the following Vision Theme, Goal and Strategy of the MPRB Comprehensive Plan [PDF]:
On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 the Board of Commissioners adopted the Urban Agriculture Activity Plan at its regular meeting.
As the plan moves into an implementation phase, residents and park visitors can look forward to increased visibility and support for urban agriculture and over time, experience the benefits these activities provide to personal health and well-being, the local economy, and our environment.
This plan incorporates the feedback of advisory committees, residents and volunteers and includes a digital addendum to be updated as new policy, procedure or tools are adopted over the years of plan implementation.
The plan will help inform future budget strategies and park master plans, and be integrated into the revision of our 2007-2020 Comprehensive Plan.