Activity Plan Addendum [PDF]
Revised Draft Policy [PDF]
Current Phase: Implementation
Plot application process will roll out in the spring.
If you wish to speak on the revised policy, which will guide creation of new community gardens in designated areas within Minneapolis Parks, attend public hearing Oct. 3, 6:45 pm at MPRB Headquarters.
Discussion at this meeting will focus on how to present the revised community garden policy to the Park Board of Commissioners and recommend that it be adopted.
2015 - present
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December 31, 2013
November 7, 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.