Event : Dowling Community Garden 70th Anniversary

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 Heirloom tomato tasting: 11am to 1:30 pm Celebration program: noon
Location: Dowling Garden, 3901-46th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Dowling Community Garden is believed to be among the oldest community gardens in the nation. It is also one of only two surviving World War II Victory Community Gardens. The public land that has been home to the Garden for all these years has provided healthy food to thousands of Minneapolis families and also been a source of fresh food to local food shelves and neighbors in need of nutritious food.
We have enclosed a summary history to give you additional background information on the Dowling Community Garden. Given the history and impact of the Garden and the increased commitment to nutritious food and local sourcing of vegetables and fruit, we believe this celebration is news worthy.
Dowling Community Garden: 70 years and still growing! by Jerry Foley was published this summer and will be for sale at the Dowling Community Garden 70th Anniversary celebration on August 24, 2013, for $5.00.
We invite you to join us. Please let us know how we might assist you in your coverage of this celebratory event.
Contact persons: Jeffrey Loesch or Kathleen O’Brien, phone: 612-722-8475, From July 20 to August 4: Joan Krey, phone: 612-729-0510 or Jerry Foley, phone: 612-722-3072. E-mail: info@dowlingcommunitygarden.org