For anyone who's visited Bethel, you likely couldn't help but notice the impressive tract of community vegetable garden plots that border the 16th Avenue side of our backyard. This garden space is donated by Bethel and managed by Bancroft Neighborhood Association. Plots in the Bancroft Neighborhood Community Gardens are available for a nominal yearly fee and are reserved ahead of time. We believe that the connection to the earth, the ability to grow your own produce, access to the right land/conditions/exposure, and the educational opportunities for generations to come are in perfect harmony with everything that Bethel stands for and believes as we live our mission.
If you would like to learn more about community gardens, or to see where other available plots are located, we encourage you to visit the various reference links below.
Soil Science Society of America: https://www.soils.org/about-soils/community-gardens/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/healthtopics/healthyfood/community.htm
American Community Gardening Association: https://www.communitygarden.org
National Agricultural Library: https://www.nal.usda.gov/legacy/afsic/community-gardening
City of Minneapolis Community Gardens: https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/programs-initiatives/homegrown-minneapolis/community-gardens/
Lakeville Nature Young Conservationist Program: https://couponfollow.com/research/home-gardening-ideas
To reach Bancroft Neighborhood Association regarding the Bethel-hosted gardens, visit their website at the following link: