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.

Follow the Corcoran Grows Pollinator Project (2017-2018) Blog.

GROWS is launching it's "university" series, which will include a monthly showing of individual episodes of “Years of Living Dangerously,”  followed later in the month by an opportunity to meet and learn what your neighbors are doing to turn global climate issues into personal moments of transformation and ingenuity.

Wed, January 3rd 6:30-8pm @ 3519 23rd Ave. - "Years of Living Dangerously," episode. 1

Thurs.  Jan. 18th 6:30-8pm @ 2332 E. 36th St. - Tiffany Enriquez will serve soup and talk about her decision to turn her yard into a permaculture food forest. You'll hear about all the pitfalls and joys and leave with inspiration going into spring.

Wed, February 7th 6:30-8pm @ 3519 23rd Ave. - "Years of Living Dangerously," episode 2

Thursday February 15th 6:30-8pm @ 3332 21st Ave. - David DuBois will show us how he built his apple grinder and then demonstrate the apple grinding and press process, ending in a delicious sip of apple cider.

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Coming up tomorrow!
Thursday, March 15th from 6-7:30pm(note time change) @ 3329 Longfellow ave. - Phillip and Kelsey will open their home to us for us to learn how to put in a window insert. This DIY demonstration is a must-see for anyone with older homes.

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Hi transition friends in Corcoran and beyond, join me on April 19th for this free permaculture evening. read on...

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Monday, March 19, for a free presentation about the promise
Permaculture holds for our future! From rebuilding urban soils to capturing water to creating food security, Permaculture offers vital skills for building community resilience.

I'll also talk about the 3rd annual 2018 Urban Permaculture Design Certificate course I facilitate, and have open time to meet your neighbors.
And of course, snacks.

Whether you're perma-curious or already livin' la vida perma, this event is for you!

When: Monday, March 19, 6:30-8pm
Where: Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th St, Mpls
Need childcare? Email: TCUrbanPDC@gmail.com

Rob Czernik-Powderhorn Feed Co./Big River Permaculture ...

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Corcoran GROWS Calendar