The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board has opened a 45-day public comment period on its draft Community Garden Policy. The draft policy outlines rules, requirements and processes for community gardening at neighborhood parks in Minneapolis.
Policy Summary: Community gardens should be created, where appropriate, within designated urban agriculture areas in neighborhood parks, as well as on tax-forfeited parcels that are acquired to support the activity, and made available to all Minneapolis residents free of charge through a garden plot application process that includes the completion of site stewardship agreements.
Public comments will be accepted until April 9, 2018. After that, MPRB staff will review the feedback and present a revised policy to the Board of Commissioners, where it will be considered for final approval following a public hearing.