Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Transition North Twin Cities own Larry Sable participated in a very nice project at the City of Blaine Community gardens the past month.  And a few of us from Transition North Twin Cities helped crown the gardens with topsoil.    For more on the project see Larry's write up below.   Nice work Larry along with all the other folks who helped out.


The community garden in Blaine, next to Blaine City Hall, has a new addition this year. Eight raised bed garden boxes were built, and are now filled with soil and ready to plant. 

The project was suggested by Shari Kunza, Recreation Manager, with Blaine Parks and Recreation. I volunteered to coordinate this project with the Boy Scouts for the construction.The Soil and Sunshine Garden Club, which has been active since 1954 donated the money for the project. For questions about them call Lynn at 763-786-5458. 

The Boy Scouts from Troop 522 provided the labor for the project. Many thanks to Rich Spartz their Scoutmaster, and Robert Upton their committee chairman for their help. A special thanks to Caleb, and his dad Adam, for their extra effort. Also, our appreciation goes out to the Menards in Blaine, and the Subway located by the Blaine City Hall for their help. 

The boxes are 4'X8'X2' tall. We started them on March 31 in less than ideal weather conditions. They were completed on April 26 after the snow FINALLY went away. 

The garden blend soil was added on May 4, 2018, with some help from members of my Transition Town North chapter. For questions on that group you can call me at 612-964-6547. 

Rather than complaining about things the city does that can never please everybody, I was happy to be part of something that enhanced our city.   

Larry Sable

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