FairShare Farm has an ongoing relationship with the Southeast Seniors and the Little Kitchen Food Shelf. It is a learning space, so all levels of gardeners are welcome. To facilitate gathering and learning, the FairShare members often host Skillshares and monthly events.
The FairShare Farm member application is now closed. Check back in Spring 2023!
What is Fairshare?
The FairShare Farm garden is a shared garden space without individual plots.
The organic vegetables are grown communally and harvest is split with elders in the Como area and participating gardeners. FairShare Farm has an ongoing relationship with the Southeast Seniors and has in the past worked with other community organizations, such as the Little Kitchen Food Shelf. It is a learning space, so all levels of gardeners are welcome. To facilitate gathering and learning, the FairShare members often host monthly events and open gardening nights.
Here is a glimpse of important elements about being a Member at FairShare:
- Members garden and harvest communally;
- Members attend at least one garden session per week during the gardening season (most weeks);
- To support skillshares either through skillsharing informally during gardening, teaching a little of your own demo, arranging for other demonstrations to happen, or help host our community events.
- In order to keep up the level of participation, and attention to crops that is needed, we strongly encourage that gardeners live or work in SE Mpls. There is not a residency requirement, but close proximity is important in order to reduce barriers to participation and keep crops healthy. Most of our gardeners live around the University of Minnesota, in the Southeast Como neighborhood, or in nearby Northeast Minneapolis.
The garden shed at FairShare Farm on the corner of 22nd and Fairmount SE has basic gardening tools that can be borrowed if you want to start a garden of your own or do other yard work but haven’t the tools to do so. In order to borrow shovels, rakes, forks, etc., come to the garden during one of our special or regular gardening times during the gardening season and sign them out. Spring 2022 gardening season info coming soon!