Come meet an Urban Roots Youth Group, learn about the background and purpose of the garden, view a seed harvest demonstration, learn some tips for tending to your native garden, and stroll around the garden to view the native plant identifications. No registration required. Contact Shann Finwall, Environmental Planner, at email or (651) 249-2304.
The City of Maplewood partners with Urban Roots on the 1.5 acre native seed garden located on the north side of the park. The garden has a mix of native forbs and grasses, designed to facilitate the harvesting of seed from plants to use in future restoration projects. The garden creates an attractive demonstration area at Harvest Park which showcases native plants and provides habitat for pollinators.
Urban Roots offers youth employment and programming around natural resources conservation. The garden provides opportunities for youth interns to learn job skills and make contributions to the community. It also provides educational and service learning opportunities for schools and the general public.