We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.

 

– Grace Lee Boggs

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

 

– Aldo Leopold

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

– Albert Einstein

Join us for a Saturday morning in the Peace Garden from 9:30-10:30 a.m. located at 20 Northdale Blvd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448

 

ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

May 1, 2021

WORK MORNING 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Join us as we get things set up for the gardening season.

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May 8, 2021

RUFF START RESCUE

Learn about the importance of animal rescue and adoption. Ruff Start Rescue will give an overview of what they do and talk about the foster and adoption process as well as the benefits of adopting a pet instead of buying one.

May 15, 2021

VACCINE CLINIC

COVID-19 vaccinations are available.

May 22, 2021

HELP PLANT OUR GIVING GARDENS 

We are planting many garden rows so we can donate fresh produce to our neighbors in need. Planting is fun. Come help!

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May 29, 2021

HOLIDAY WEEKEND, NO EVENT

We are taking this weekend off.

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June 5, 2021

YOGA

Join Hiyala Indiga for outdoor yoga. She’s been teaching yoga since 1997 and is trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy. She specializes in yoga therapy geared towards those with injuries or recovering from disease or life-threatening conditions. $15 per person or $20 for one parent and one child.

people doing yoga

June 12, 2021

YOGA

Join Hiyala Indiga for outdoor yoga. She’s been teaching yoga since 1997 and is trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy. She specializes in yoga therapy geared towards those with injuries or recovering from disease or life-threatening conditions. $15 per person or $20 for one parent and one child.

people doing yoga

June 19, 2021

YOGA

Join Hiyala Indiga for outdoor yoga. She’s been teaching yoga since 1997 and is trained in Integrative Yoga Therapy. She specializes in yoga therapy geared towards those with injuries or recovering from disease or life-threatening conditions. $15 per person or $20 for one parent and one child.

Books by Dawn Pape

June 26, 2021

FREE ANTIQUE CAR RIDES

Bill Dubats loves his old cars and wants to share his passion with the public. Join us for a meet and greet and even a ride in a 1919 Ford Model T.

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JuLy 3, 2021

HOLIDAY WEEKEND, NO EVENT

Enjoy the weekend!

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July 10, 2021

LEARN ABOUT NEURODIVERSITY

Join Aki for a casual conversation about neurodiversity. She will be discussing the variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions.

Books by Dawn Pape

July 17, 2021

STORYTIME/DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL AUTHOR

Dawn Pape has written seven books geared for toddlers to adults. She will read and/or discuss her books depending on the audience that shows up. All of her books have a common theme of making the world a better place through stewardship of the Earth and healthy living.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE OUR GARDEN TO TEACH OR HOST AN EVENT?

Tell us what you’re thinking and we’ll work on getting you on the calendar. Call/text Dawn at 651-485-5171 or email at dawn@weallneedfoodandwater.org

Help with the "Giving Gardens" Gardens at Peace Lutheran (in Coon Rapids)

 

Help and learn at the Peace Community Garden. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesday mornings from 9-10 a.m. starting June 16th (weather permitting).

 

 

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Community gardens promote health, community, and a brighter future.

What can we do today to have fun, feed ourselves more nutritiously, AND reduce our carbon footprints? It sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it, but community gardens help in all of these areas.

Universal

We All Need Food and Water isn’t just the name of our organization, it is an overarching truth that unites all living beings. In today’s world, we need to come together to ensure our own survival as a species and equitable access to resources. We need to act as one and help those who aren’t able to change their own situations.

Billion people

share one Earth

%

and food is 10-30% of a person's carbon footprint.

Peace Community Garden History

Peace Lutheran Church’s 3.5-acre garden and nature space benefits the members of Peace Lutheran, the local preschool program, the greater community, and people experiencing hunger.

2.5 acres are being landscaped for multi-purpose uses and wildlife habitat (especially pollinators) and one acre is a vegetable garden. Some of the goals of this garden include providing:

  • a community gathering spot
  • a place for children to recreate and observe nature
  • healthy food for people in need
  • to encourage a healthy lifestyle of walking, eating fresh food, and gardening
  • to provide a place for people to bond, share a sense of community
  • A place for people to quiet their minds and connect with their spirit
  • A wildlife corridor with mostly native plants to support the insects and pollinators, which, in turn support birds and other wildlife as well as pollinating food for people

During the first year, an overall plan to be implemented in phases and was developed and woodchip walking trails were created. 46 trees and hundreds of shrubs were planted in subsequent years and several benches along the path were installed, along with a sign. 

Peace Lutheran partnered with a non-profit, Loaves and Fishes, that farmed one acre for their “Farm for All” program. Loaves and Fishes served over 420,000 free meals/year at 23 sites across the Minnesota. However, since Loaves and Fishes is no longer farming this land, we are turning the garden area into smaller community gardens.