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 […]
    Oscar Del Sebastien
  • 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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A very timely program put on by our Longfellow Transition Neighbors. ...

Safe and Prepared: Get Ready for Severe Storms and Power Outages

June 15, 2017, 6:30pm - June 15, 2017, 8:30pm

Severe storms, torrential rains, and strong winds can easily result in flash floods, downed trees and the loss of power for days, or even weeks (like the storm of 2013).

- Did you know that a foot of rain can sweep away a car and it only takes 6 inches to knock down a person?
- Do you have a plan and backup systems in place for lighting, cooking, food storage, and other daily living activities without electricity?
- - Are you prepared to weather the turbulence ahead?

• Casidy Anderson, Community Risk Reduction Officer with the Minneapolis Fire Department, will talk about how people can be safe during potentially life-threatening severe storm conditions
• Dave Crawford, naturalist with the DNR, and
• Bruce Stahlberg, Affordable Energy Solutions, will help you think about preparedness steps you can take and equipment you may want to have on hand to make your life easier during an extended power outage.

This series look at both personal preparedness and how we can build a more caring community, ready to face weather extremes.

This series is co-sponsored by the LCC Environment Committee. It is free and anyone can attend.

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Long time, no facebook fellow GROWer's. Summer is in full swing and so is Corcoran GROWS! Over the weekend some neighbors helped plant a pollinator garden and we are gearing up for our first Soup's on of the year tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 14th. - - - 6:30-8:30pm
Joe and Bonnie's Home: 3519 23rd Ave.

Soup and Bread provided. This is not a potluck but additions will not be turned away. Stop by for a quick bowl or stay and chat with neighbors!

We'll be watching a short video on how to plant a pollinator garden. And hear about how to work with others to plant pollinator gardens in our neigbhorhood. ...

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Another great opportunity! ...

Longfellow Native Plant Sale

June 10, 2017, 10:00am - June 10, 2017, 4:00pm

There will be a Native Plant Sale at both of Longfellow’s fabulous gardening stores on Saturday June 10th between 10am and 4pm. Mother Earth Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Nursery & Landscaping will be featuring their spectacular inventory of native plants, and offering BUY 2 NATIVE PLANTS & GET THE 3RD NATIVE PLANT FREE!!!

Native plants are naturally suited to our region and climate, require less watering and fuss, and are sure to attract specific birds, butterflies, and pollinators to your yard!
Volunteers from the Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat project will be on hand to talk plants and wildlife. Depending on the time, there may be a Master Naturalist or Master Gardener tabling with them.
This is part of a community effort to support our precious local wildlife, native plants, heritage, and our equally precious neighborhood garden centers! Please stop by!

Minnehaha Falls Nursery and Landscaping
4461 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Mother Earth Gardens
3738 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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