A Garden Takes Root in Minneapolis

By: Aly Young
Location: Twin Cities, MN

The storms that felled trees in Minneapolis and St. Paul have come and gone, and the Gandhi Mahal/HECUA garden project is in full swing! Solutionaries have been hard at work weeding, watering, planting perennials, and scraping and painting the fence.

This summer, we’re growing eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, basil, beans, strawberries, cilantro, okra, tarragon, and more! Here’s a taste of what’s growing:


Beans climbing the trellis.


Eggplant soaking up the sun.


A look at the entire garden (taken last week–it’s grown even more since then!)


Tomatoes are thriving!

Want to come by to see what’s growing? This Thursday, July 11th, Gandhi Mahal is hosting a fundraiser dinner to kick off the garden’s Kickstarter campaign and celebrate the restaurant’s 5-year anniversary. The event runs from 5-9 PM and will feature live music, t-shirt screen-printing, a cash bar, and more! Suggested donation is $15 to raise money for bikes, rickshaws, tools, coordination, and more to support our rapidly expanding farm-to-table network. Bring your friends and your appetite for change! RSVP on Facebook below, and we’re hoping to see you there!

HECUA/Gandhi Mahal Kickstarter Fundraiser page

Peace, love, and okra,

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