Minneapolis: Corcoran Grows

Corcoran GROWS is a group of concerned neighbors who believe tough environmental problems can be addressed by our neighborhood coming together to learn, share, and support one another. In order to accomplish our goals, we are using the Transition Town framework and its 12 step process.

The mission of Corcoran GROWS is to unleash the potential of its neighbors, through a variety of efforts that empower our community to work together toward greater self-reliance. The goals we seek to accomplish are to:

  • Educate each other about global resource depletion by sharing our knowledge, skills, and resources at the local level.
  • Advocate for personal and collective actions that sustain and improve life for present and future generations.
  • Rejuvenate relationships with ourselves, our neighbors and the land.

Corcoran GROWS presents: Night with a Neighbor - Sandy Spieler 

Feb 24, 7-9pm
Clare Midtown, 3105 23rd Ave. S

Sandy Spieler, Corcoran neighbor and long time worker with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, will share her many years of passionate work for the Water that Connects the World. Sandy's creative approaches seek to open heart, mind, action and joy for the care of the Water. She will share a photo-rich presentation of 30 years of work for the Water utilizing many different forms of engaging the public. We will explore why water matters and how it plays out in our neighborhood, examining aspects of quality, quantity and ownership of water. This presentation will spark ideas and discussion of what WE can do to raise awareness and to take action on behalf of Water in our own Corcoran community.

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  • Backyard Genius Tour & Potluck–Sunday, July 31st July 31, 2016
    Corcoran Grows welcomes neighbors to come out to our summer Backyard Genius Tour & Potluck. Sunday, July 31  Schedule: 2:00 – 4:45 pm:   Backyard Genius Tour Meet at 3540 Longfellow Ave. We will have plenty of time for questions and stories about the yard projects. 5:00 – 9:00 pm:   Potluck Party with Open Mic: 3220 […]
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  • Planning Potlucks – Monday, April 11th March 18, 2016
    Join us for our monthly planning potlucks. Next one:  Monday, April 11th, 6-8:30pm @ Oscar’s home (3509 25th Ave. S.) We use these dinners to come together at a group, enjoy our meal and discuss future ideas, plan and organize currently planned events and get to know our neighbors.  These are rotating events and the […]
  • Welcome! March 18, 2016
    After a short internet hiatus we are back! Use this website to check out who we are, what we are up to and how you can get involved.   We welcome fresh faces and want to get as many Corcoran neighbors involved in our goal to build a resiliant neighborhood to transition from a extraction-based economy […]

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Don't forget--a beautiful saturday always deserves and leisurely walk in the weeds:) Join us! ...

Weed Walk and Medicine making

May 13, 2017, 12:00pm - May 13, 2017, 2:00pm

Weed walk and medicine making workshop with our Corocran neighbor, Sara Nelson. We will learn to identify many plants that grow in the neighborhood and prepare a medicinal tincture to take home. We'll meet by the front entrance of the Corcoran Park Building. Class will be held outdoors; in case of rain, the class will be rescheduled. Suggested donation $3-5. Bring a small jar, paring knife and pruning shears if you have time. Sharing is encouraged!

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Hey good people! Come thru for this event--gather, connect, build community. Plant Swap!--Saturday May 20th
10am-2pm--Waite House--2320 13th Ave S Minneapolis
Gardening Still Matters Plant Swap

Gardening Still Matters Plant Swap

May 20, 2017, 10:00am - May 20, 2017, 2:00pm

Join us to trade, barter and buy plants!

A coalition of Southside gardeners and community organizations are hosting a Plant Swap & Resource Fair on Saturday May 20th from 10am-2pm at Waite House in Phillips neighborhood. The Swap gives us an opportunity share information, materials, resources, ideas and energy.

Want to help out? Sign up to volunteer: goo.gl/forms/R10Eq6k2ffubKiax1

Bring plants of any type! Annuals, perennials, houseplants! Use this form to sign up to start plants for the swap: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14ADMSidue59Lfx2evxdDMqjyM7xH0yesyXDzlCWVDW4/edit#gid=0

It's not just about gardening; it's about creating a more resilient, abundant and empowered community. See you at the Swap!

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