Monthly Archives: September 2013

Composting in Saint Paul

Jake Voit just sent this email, with a great PDF:

On another note, I met a prof from St. Thomas University that did a feasibility study on composting with organic matter available in St. Paul and processing it at available community gardens.  Nice!  It is attached if you care to read it (1 page executive summary p. 6).  The county just passed an ordinance allowing compost to be picked-up curbside from homes also.

Check out the report here:  CityLabs Final Report 7.21.13

Join us at the next community design meeting!


Come give feedback and voice your desires for Frogtown Farm!  We’ll give a presentation about existing farms and precedents and then do some hands-on brainstorming.  Have your voice be heard!  Lunch provided! See below for official flyer.



10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

RONDO LIBRARY, 461 Dale Street @ University Avenue

Come to the Frogtown Park Design Kick-Off Meeting

Planning is underway! This will be the kick-off in a series of meetings for community members to participate in Frogtown Park and Farm planning and design. This process will include both planning for the entire 12-acre park as well as the 5-acre urban farm site to be developed within the park. The design process kicks off this month, and is expected to continue through January 2014–at which point the City will own the land, making it St. Paul’s newest public park!

Thursday, September 18, 2013 6pm-8pm

Jackson Elementary School Cafeteria

437 Edmund Ave., St. Paul 55103

Click here for more details on the process and to read about ReBar Art and Design Studio, the team of designers selected to guide the process to design the 5-acre educational and working farm.

Pioneer Press article