Friday, April 27, 2012

First Meeting Recap

Next Meeting: Sunday May 20th at 3pm - 4pm
Location: To Be Determined

Areas of Interest:
*        Guerilla Gardening
*        Awareness & Education
*        Access to Food
*        Garden Art

Project Ideas:
*        Interactive Fruit Mapping
*        Red Raven Courtyard Projects
*        Ellen Hopkins School Garden
*        Charsim/McCormick Park Garden

Workshop Ideas:
*        Foraging for Wild Food
*        Container and Square Foot Methods
*        How and What to Compost
*        How to Make Seed-bombs
*        Canning and Preserving

Possible Events:
*        Seed and Cutting Exchanges
*        Food Independence Day Ride
*        Petal Power Garden Tour
*        Monday Night Movie with Local Snacks

In preparation for the next meeting, those in attendance agreed to:
*        Read content posted to and note suggested corrections or edits
*        Think of about what they'd like the group's intention, purpose, and vision
*        Lauryn and Paul agreed to work on a poster/flier and Jennie agreed to help with distribution

Sunday, February 26, 2012

do more . get ahead . go far . spread

F/M Food Not Lawns is a group of guerrilla gardeners and urban farmers who are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in our efforts to share resources and information, educate, and collaborate while working to increase our collective food security.
How to Participate in Food Not Lawns
"There are as many ways to grow and share food as there are people in the world, but most Food Not Lawns activists tend toward certain types of agriculture. We like to grow organically. We tend to save our seeds. We enjoy hosting community workshops and neighborhood seed swaps."
Future activities may include: container and/or square-foot gardening workshops, (seed) bombing, group volunteering/service, and seed/seedling exchanges.  We are also looking for creative folks to help us increase awareness of food justice issues within the cities of Fargo/Moorhead while promoting our various (ad)ventures.  Together we hope to enjoy new experiences and hone our abilities.  Everyone is encouraged to submit ideas for future projects or information to share with the group.

For more information please visit OR find a copy of "Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Neighborhood Into a Community" OR join our Facebook Group.

If you are not on Facebook please email: for notifications regarding future meetings and upcoming projects.