Urban agriculture transformation planned in East Phillips neighborhood, 2021
Hennepin County is working with the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) to transform two vacant lots owned by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) near the Midtown Greenway into an urban farm and community gathering place.
NACDI will operate the Four Sisters Farm on the site to provide access to fresh healthy foods and serve as a learning environment for indigenous farming, medicine, and lifeways.
The project site is located along East 29th Street between 16th and 18th Avenues South near the Midtown Greenway in the East Philips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Construction and implementation are to take place in spring and summer of 2021. Improvements will include tree plantings, water installation, walkways, raised beds, and hardscape upgrades for better site circulation, and public art.
View the site concept (PDF).
The project team gathered community input at an initial project kick-off event October 12, 2020, at the project site, with social distancing and masks required. Additionally, community members provided feedback in an online survey, available in English, Spanish and Somali. Community members expressed overwhelming support for, and interest in, the project.
View the community engagement summary (PDF).
Community members are invited to share ideas and participate. For more information, to get involved, or to share feedback, please contact Crystal Myslajek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the project (PDF).
Celebración de la cultura y construcción de la comunidad a través de la agricultura urbana en East Philips (PDF).
Beerta Afarta Gabdhood ee Walaalaha ah (PDF).