2020 - Chard Your Yard Dates
Frame Build and Delivery - April 29
Soil Delivery and Install - May 2
Chard Your Yard - Volunteer
We will install 24 raised beds in 2020. Please join us as a volunteer, we have so many ways you can help! Sign up as a Volunteer
We need TRUCKS! Do you have one we could use? Can you join us? Visit the Chard Your Yard website.
Chard Your Yard Program
Fresh food from a home garden improves a family's health and a community's food resilience. That's why victory gardens were promoted in WWII. Add in the benefit of reducing the miles your food needs to travel (its carbon footprint) and the improved taste and nutritional value of a vine-ripened tomato, a sun-warmed strawberry or a super-sweet carrot and that's why Transition Longfellow has developed the Chard Your Yard program!
Chard Your Yard is neighbors helping neighbors add a 3' x 5' x 12" raised bed vegetable garden to their yard. This all-volunteer project has added 160 raised beds in the 55406 zip code area since it began.
Get a Garden Bed
Chard Your Yard provides a 3' x 5' x 12” raised-bed garden for $70*.
Each bed is constructed from treated pine lumber
Filled with a soil/compost blend
Each bed includes a Chard Your Yard sign!
Each property is eligible for One bed per yard (per year).
Chard Your Yard prioritizes neighbors in the 55406 neighborhoods but others may apply. Renters can receive a raised bed but we need a letter from the building owner stating that they have given their permission.
To sign up, visit ChardYourYard.com
Low Income, Senior and Double-Height Garden Bed Prices
Thanks to a grant from the Longfellow Community Council we have offered a limited number of beds at half-price for low-income and senior citizens, and double-high beds for persons with disabilities.
Standard bed for Low Income and Seniors - $35
Double high bed for Persons with Disabilities - $70
Discounted beds are only available for people in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods (click on the neighborhood name to see a map of that neighborhood boundaries). Discounted beds are available on a first-come first-serve basis.