Nourishing our clients with fresh, organic veggies
During 2013, Open Arms is growing vegetables and herbs at two urban gardens in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis and the West 7th Street neighborhood in St. Paul.
Nate Tietge, a culinary student and expert gardener has been hired to manage the gardening project. Nate and Open Arms volunteers have already planted over 800 vegetables including everything from Thai basil to purple dragon beans!
In both our urban gardens, we use natural, ecological processes for fertilization and pest control. In part, that’s because our gardens provide healthy vegetables for the Open Arms kitchen, which prepares the nutritious meals we deliver to our clients, people who are living with life-threatening illness in the Twin Cities.
But we can’t do this important work alone. Open Arms, including the Open Farms garden, relies on the abundance of generosity within the local community to help provide comfort and nutrition to people suffering from chronic illnesses.
If you’re an experienced gardener who wants to get your hands in the soil at Open Arms, or a beginner who wants to learn more, come join us as a volunteer. Learn about volunteering at Open Farms Urban Garden>