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Community Garden

The District 1 Council is proud to sponsor two community gardens in our area: the Totem Town Community Garden and the Garden of Feed'em.

The Totem Town Community Garden is located at the Ramsey County Battle Creek/Highwood Compost Site. It is located West of McKnight Road North off of Londin Lane. Please follow this link for a map:

The garden features a large plot of land dedicated to growing food for the community food shelf. Within the community plot, there is also a garden tended by an elementary school class.

The garden of Feed'em is located in the Conway Recreational Center parkland, just east of the tennis courts. This garden was new in 2010 when its focus was on growing food for local food shelves. In recent years it has been open to residents seeking garden space. It is primarily focused on gardening for individual families.

The community garden program allows residents to use a piece of land for the growing season. A small fee is required each season, and at Totem Town there is an additional one-time fencing fee. As a gardener, you may decide what to plant, and what to do with what you grow. Ramsey County provides a water source at Totem Town, and the City of St. Paul provides access to water at the Garden of Feed'em. Gardening fees pay for the costs of water and other services.

To inquire about volunteering at the garden or getting a plot for the season, contact: Laurie at for Totem Town and Mary at for the Garden of Feed'em.

Getting involved in your neighborhood and community is as easy as contacting the District 1 Office.
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