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Join efforts to build a stronger local food system in our corner of St. Paul through the Midway Local Food Resource Hub! Together with your neighbors, you can access low-cost seeds and plants, free or low-cost gardening workshops, a tool-lending library, newly-established community gardens, and more.
Is this the program where I can get low-cost seeds and plants? Yes! Become a member of the Hub (see below) to reap the benefits!
How can I get involved? There are many ways to become involved in the Midway Local Food Resource Hub. Contact Faith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-494-7683 for more information on the following opportunities:
What is a Local Foods Resource Hub? Local food resource hubs are partnerships of individuals, organizations, and businesses that support residents to grow their own fresh produce, helping ensure access to healthy food. They are democratic organizations that are community member inspired, driven, and organized. The success of the program depends largely on community support and donations of time, money and resources.
Last year with the help of Gardening Matters, individual hubs organized two spring distributions of seeds and plant starts to their members, offered free and low-cost gardening workshops, and organized tool lending libraries. Last year, the hubs The network of hubs has five focus areas:
How did this get started? The idea for local food resource hubs grew out of a similar effort in Detroit. Gardening Matters helped establish three local foods resource hubs in Minneapolis in 2011. HMC’s Local Foods Working Group decided in late 2011 to partner with Gardening Matters to establish a hub for the Midway area – the first in Saint Paul!
Is this just for Hamline Midway residents?
Upcoming Hub Events
Gardening Matters maintains a calendar of Hub events here. Below is a partial list of events of special interest to St. Paul residents:
Monday, June 18 Hamline Midway Local Foods Working Group Meeting, 7-8pm
Monday, June 18 Midway Local Food Resource Hub Meeting, 8-8:30pm