Transition Longfellow: Food & Gardening

There is a lot we can do to reduce the carbon footprint of our food, while also supporting the kind of farming practices that build the soil and local food resilience.

  • Shop the farmers market. The closest one is the Midtown market, across from the YWCA on Lake Street.

  • Buy Minnesota-grown produce, fruits, honey and meat. The Seward Co-op labels local food so you can choose to eat local.

  • Join a CSA (community-supported agriculture, with deliveries direct from the farm into the neighborhood)

  • Join a local buying club. Ask folks on the Transition Facebook group if they participate in a buying club. There are at least two that deliver nearby.



If you have a sunny space in your yard, you're in luck! Transition Longfellow helps neighbors in the 55406 zip code install raised-bed gardens each May with our CHARD YOUR YARD program (see below). If your yard is too shady, consider:

  • Asking a neighbor with a sunny yard if you can grow in their space, sharing the bounty.

  • Joining a community garden:

    • The oldest remaining Victory garden in the US - the Dowling Garden.

    • Minnehaha Ave Community (MAC) garden at at 3128 Minnehaha Ave S

    • 32nd St Community Garden at 3209 29th Ave S. (contact Eric Hart)

    • Hiawatha Community Garden

Growing veggies

Chard Your Yard is also selling SOIL this year for $2 per five gallon bucket!  go to our website to sign up for soil sales and/or to VOLUNTEER.

Visit to contribute to our discussion.

Transition Longfellow partners with Hennepin County master gardeners to bring their 4-part series, "Veggie Growing Basics" to our neighborhood in April.

If you've got a gardening, food growing, cooking, preserving, sewing, repair, building skill that you'd like to share, contact us.

Occasionally, small groups get together to take a field trip. We've gone berry picking and visited a farm with pasture-raised cows and free-range chickens. We've attended movies, talks and conferences together.