Community Garden Plots 2016

Inver Hills & Metro State Community Garden Sign
Inver Hills & Metro State Community Garden Sign

Registration for plots NOW OPEN for students; open for all others March 1

The Inver Hills Community College–Metropolitan State University Community Garden and Orchard on the college’s main campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, has opened registration for garden plots for students as of Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016. Registration for garden plots for all others opens Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Community Garden Orientation Meeting: Friday, March 18, 2016 • 6:30 p.m. • Heritage Hall 203

Individual plots are 10 feet by 10 feet, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority going to students enrolled at Inver Hills and Metro State. Deadline to register is Sunday, March, 13, 2016. Cost for students is $10 before March 1, 2016, and $15 after March 1. Cost for staff, faculty and community members is $15.

Eat more kale
Eat more kale!

 Harvest Festival 2015WHAT: Registration for Garden Plots in Community Garden

OPEN NOW for students; registration for all others opens Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Deadline to register: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Inver Hills–Metro State Community Garden & Orchard
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

$10 for students before March 1, 2016; $15 after March 1; scholarships available
$15 for staff, faculty and community members


Community Garden and Orchard

About the Community Garden

Founded by August Hoffman, psychology faculty at Metropolitan State University, and Barb Curchack, psychology faculty at Inver Hills Community College, the Community Garden and Orchard is an interdisciplinary, cooperative effort between students, faculty and staff at Metro State and Inver Hills along with members of our area communities.

Our grounds on the Inver Hills campus includes a one-acre+ communal garden, 40 individual plots and an apple orchard. Everything is located on the east side of campus behind Heritage Hall and the Business building. We support organic gardening practices and our gardens and orchard are free of pesticides.
All produce from the Community Garden and Orchard is donated to area food shelves and non-profit organizations. Our Garden Committee welcomes community members to participate in all activities related to the garden and orchard, which includes a 50-seat, ADA-accessible outdoor classroom used for classes, visiting speakers and concerts.


For more information about the Community Garden and Orchard at Inver Hills, contact:

Thad Ballestrazze
Biology Faculty
Kristin Digiulio
Biology Faculty
Agricultural Sciences Coordinator
August Hoffman, Ph.D.
Psychology Faculty
Metropolitan State University

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