Sunday, July 6, 2008

Celebrate Our Garden on August 16th

The Parade of Community Gardens is a meto-wide community-building event where community gardens across the Twin Cities invite the neighborhood to learn more about their garden. The SAP Community Garden is participating in the parade again this year.

More than anything, the parade is a reason to celebrate our own garden! Mark August 16th from 10am-2pm as a play-day in your garden plot. During the Parade of Community Gardens you can:
  • Learn more about our garden from others
  • Browse the garden for new ideas
  • Eat treats (Please bring something to share. This is a great reason to make chocolate zucchini cake!)
  • Meet neighbors
  • Show your garden to that neighbor or friend you've always wanted bring
If you have questions, please contact Britt Carlson at 651-491-3335 or

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CleanUp Day is Sunday, 10/14

Cleanup day is October 14th, 11:00 AM - if you have a seasonal plot all structures and woody plants must be out of your plot by this date. Plants that need to be pulled up can be put in the weed pile for hauling away. This is in preparation for tilling in the spring. Also, please show up to help with cleanup if you can. We will be picking up stakes, clearing out any abandoned plots, etc. Not cleaning up your plot can affect whether or not you get a plot next year - we have to pay for any damage to the machinery that happens when the garden is tilled.


The following SAP Gardeners received awards at the 9/13 Annual Harvest Dinner. Congratulations to all!

Outstanding Newcomer: Rachel Pullman
1st Newcomer: Jane Rauenhorst
2nd Newcomer: Terry Straub

Outstanding Traditional: Lois Braun
1st Traditional: Lori Lippert
2nd Traditional: Myrna Radel

Outstanding Unique: Karen Flink/Julia Buffalohead
1st Unique: Louann Keleher
2nd Unique: Harlan Cavert

Outstanding flowerplot: Harlan Cavert
1st flowerplot: Wayne Sisel
2nd flowerplot: Harlan Cavert (didn't look at the names when Ann, Matt and Meghan did the judging)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Harvest Dinner -- Thursday, September 13

Come celebrate the harvest at our last big event of the season - the Harvest Dinner! This exciting event will be held Thursday, September 13, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Langford Park Rec Center, 30 Langford Park, St. Paul, MN 55108 (Please note -- this is a location change from last year; click here to view their web site:

Please bring a potluck item made from your garden! The Annual Garden Awards will be presented and we'll share great gardening stories from the year. Hope to see YOU there!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Garden Party August 25th

The summer garden party will be at the garden August 25th between
9:00am-11:00am, yep, it's a breakfast thing. :) There will be
homemade muffins and good company.

Tomato Bee September 1

Announcing a Tomato Bee at the SAP Community Garden

What says "Minnesota" more than the Fair? How about ripe and juicy August tomatoes? However, the abundance of tomatoes presents an annual problem - what to do with them. We think we've come up with solution. We're organizing a Tomato Bee at the Garden (weather permitting) on Sat., Sept. 1 from 11 – 5 pm.

In the spirit of the apple bees of a bygone era, when farmers and their families gathered to peel and core apples for apple butter, neighbors are invited to come together to make old-fashioned tomato catsup. Gardeners, "love-apple" enthusiasts, slow foodies, and devotees of Minn. history: all are welcome and everyone will get a jug of catsup to take home. If you have tomatoes to spare, come early and bring a peck to clean and throw in the pot.

The bee is hosted by Mark Sherman, tomato grower and community garden member, and daughter Nora, a former SAP-per and current Brooklyn resident. Nora is currently cooking and blogging her way through a year of testing and revising traditional American recipes. She's calling it the Great American Cooking Project. Visit to learn more.

The Garden is located on Robbins near Raymond Ave. Write mark [at] if you're coming. Or just show up on September 1st. If the weather isn't cooperating, the alternate site will be at our house on the corner of Raymond and Doswell.