Barb Curchack, Ph.D.
Inver Hills Community College
August Hoffman, Ph.D.
Metropolitan State University
Getting to the Garden
The community garden is located on the south side of campus, directly behind Heritage Hall. To get there, park in either the College Center or South parking lot, and follow the outdoor stairs between Heritage Hall and the Business building. Continue along the path behind Heritage Hall to the garden.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - noon
Thursdays: 10 a.m. - noon
Saturdays: Noon - 2 p.m.
In the News
The Inver Hills Community College-Metropolitan State University Interdisciplinary Community Garden is located behind Heritage Hall on the south side of the Inver Hills campus. Established in spring 2012, the garden is maintained by students, faculty, staff and community members, and generates produce for local community food shelves, as well as for individual students and community members who grow produce for personal use in reserved plots.
Newtown, CT Orchard
Our gardeners are planting an orchard in Newtown, Conn., in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. A part of the city of Newtown's public Victory Garden, the fruit tree orchard will be established Oct. 5 with a tree planting ceremony and community-wide planting effort.
Produce from the trees ultimately will be donated to food shelves in the Newtown community, which was shattered last December by the Sandy Hook shooting that took the lives of 20 first grade students, six school personnel and the shooter's mother.
What's happening in the garden
- Gardeners work on site seasonally on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. All are invited to drop by, pick up a shovel and share in this community service! Gardens are messy places; please wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly.
- We're in the thick of growing season! If you would like to be added to our waiting list for an individual garden plot, or if you would like to apply for a free plot through the Garden to Table program, please fill out an application here.
How to get involved
Residents of St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights and surrounding areas are invited each winter to submit applications to grow food as a community or reserve a space for personal use in the garden. 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.
If you would like to donate to the community garden fund, you may do so via the Inver Hills Foundation at give.inverhills.edu. Thank you for your support!