Minneapolis: Corcoran Grows

Corcoran GROWS is a group of 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.

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.

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.


Composting for Slackers
Thursday April 26th from 6:30-8pm @ 3435 22nd Ave
You've heard about the layering and the carbon/nitrogen balance and the temperature and the turning- now hear about the reality! Anne Holzinger, Jeanette Torkelson and Marissa Tappy share different ways in which they've made composting work for them, their time and their household. Get ready for composting ACTUALLY made easy.

Weds. May 2nd from 6:30-8pm @ 3540 Longfellow Ave
Episode 4 of Years of Living Dangerously:  Fueling the Fire

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization's Annual BBQ/board elections
Weds. May 9th from 5:30-7pm @ Corcoran Park
We'll be offering a neighborly plant/seed swap.  Bring your spring seedlings, extra seeds and cuttings to exchange.  All are welcome and everything will find a home!

Kombucha for Everyone
Wed. May 16th from 6:30-8pm @ 3507 24th Ave. S
No doubt you've heard about it! Whether you're a consumer of it or a maker of it you will benefit from Ethan Nuss' knowledge and experience on the subject.

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3 days ago

Corcoran Grows

Howard and Lila are having a Musicale and Fall Harvest Party at their home, this saturday from , 5-10pm.

Date: Saturday Sept. 22nd
Time: 5-10pm
Location: 3220 21ST AVENUE S., #2, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55407. We'll be outside.

It's potluck, so bring food to share and BYOB. We'll have a jam session and Lila's band. It will be a casual evening of eating, visiting, playing and enjoying music together.

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1 month ago

Corcoran Grows

TOMORROW! Gardening with Native Plants presented by Corcoran neighbor and botanist Terry Serres
Saturday, August 18, from 2-3:30 pm at Corcoran Neighborhood Organization office (3451 Cedar Ave S)

Corcoran resident and professional botanist Terry Serres will give a talk on gardening with native plants. This is a great introduction to how and why to get started with a native perennial garden, including aesthetic and ecological considerations and species recommendations. The talk will include a Q&A and there'll be snacks. Please come, and spread the word if you would like some neighborhood-specific info on pollinator gardening from a local expert! Suggested $5 donation.

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