• Engaging Neighbors

  • Growing Community

  • Growing Food

  • Sharing Food

  • Cultivating Relationships

  • Racial Justice

  • Environmental Justice

Who We Are

Established in 2014 the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance (UFGA) brought together 6 unique community garden plots in the Aurora/St. Anthony and Frogtown Neighborhoods. The Alliance of the six gardens and backyard box gardeners serves to share ideas, resources and co-host educational workshops and summer activities and events through partnerships with other organizations and institutions including Bethel University, Gardening Matters, and AfroEco.

These partnerships and relationships have been important for creating access to parks and healthy nutritious foods for residents in neighborhoods that have suffered the consequences of predatory loans, high levels of unemployment, and a complicated history of Highway 94 severing the historic Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Our Gardens

Urban Farm and Garden Alliance

Backyard Box Gardeners

In addition to the six community gardens, the Community Stabilization Project (CSP), a collaborating member, launched a project in 2012 to build backyard food growing boxes, with the goal of increasing resident understanding of nutritious eating, providing a new source of locally-grown fruits and vegetables and supporting increased resident engagement and civic involvement. Contact is Melvin Giles. Second Group – in 2014 33 residents received a “Garden-in-a-Box” kit, participating in a program created by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society to provide a gardening opportunity for low-income families and children to grow their own vegetables. Two UF&GA leaders, Nate Galloway and Melvin Giles serve as the coordinators to identify and coordinate the activities of the gardeners.

Projects & Collaborations

Bethel University Collaberation

This site profiles the gardens that are part of the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance in the Rondo and Frogtown neighborhoods of Saint Paul, MN …

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Urban Farm and Garden Alliance Day!

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners has selected Urban Farm and Garden Alliance as 2015 Farm Family of Ramsey County and along with that the committee declared August 18, 2015 as Urban Farm and Garden Alliance Day in Ramsey County!!! …

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We are Ramsey County Family Farm of the Year!

Urban Farm and Garden Alliance was awarded the Ramsey County Farm Family of the year award! …

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First Meeting of the Garden Alliance

First meeting of the Garden Alliance—setting up plans for an amazing summer of celebrations, workshops, and growing beautiful food! …

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Contact Us!

Thanks for visiting our page! If you would like to learn more about the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance or would like to become involved with the Alliance please contact us and a member of our team will reach out to you!