About Urban Farm and Garden Alliance
By growing and sharing food, the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance honors the earth and one another and grows vibrant, healthy communities grounded in racial and environmental justice.
Founded in 2014, the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance (UFGA) is a collaboration of eight to ten Community Gardens and a group of Backyard Box Gardeners that promotes reconciliation, healing, peace, social and environmental justice through the cultivation and sharing of food.
- Lexington Commons
- Pilgrim Baptist Church
- Morning Star Baptist Church
- Victoria Community Garden
- CDC Greenhouse Garden
- Peace Sanctuary Garden
- The Lovejoy Family Community Garden
- CSP Healthy Homes Gardens
The Alliance of these gardens serves to share ideas, resources and co-host educational workshops and summer activities and events through partnerships with other organizations and institutions including the University of Minnesota, Bethel University, Hamline University, The Storymobile and AfroEco.
These partnerships and relationships have been important in creating community around healthy nutritious foods and continuing to help create greater access to education on growing food and green space for residents in neighborhoods that have suffered the consequences of institutional racism. This includes, in particular, the destruction and severing of the historic Rondo neighborhood by building interstate 94 through a thriving African American community.