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Spring is just around the corner and we have exciting news to share and fun events to invite you to!

The Fruits of the City story is now on video! 

You can view it at  Please pass it on to anyone you know who may be interested in volunteering with us by:
  • donating their tree
  • gleaning with us, or
  • supporting our mission of increasing availability of fresh produce to underserved populations through a tax deductible contribution
 Dormant season is the time to prune your fruit trees!

We are offering a fruit tree pruning and training class at University Lutheran Church of Hope, 601 13th Ave SE, Minneapolis from 10 am to 3 pm on March 10th.  The class will be taught by Jeffrey Johnson, a University of Minnesota horticulturalist with 30 years of experience.

This class will consist of two sessions: a classroom lecture from 10-12pm on the latest theory and practical applications for pruning and training, and an outdoor demonstration and practice session from 1-3 pm at a nearby location.  This includes a one hour lunch break. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch or eat at nearby destinations.

Specific topics to be addressed include fruit production and tree longevity optimization, maintenance minimization, ease of harvest, and pesticide applications.  During the outdoor session, students will work on trees directly using hand pruners, handsaws, pole saws, loppers, and spreaders. 

The cost for this workshop is $30.  Advance registration is required through or by contacting Fruits of the City via email ( or phone (651-789-3321).

You can find Fruits of the City at these other March events:
  • Fresh Choices: Growing the Local Food Economy
        Thursday, March 22nd,   5:30-9:30 pm
        Plymouth Congregational Church
        1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

        This free event includes a program that explores the burgeoning local food movement in Minneapolis. You’ll also be able to enjoy tasty restaurant samples of locally grown food.

         For more information go to
  • Gardening Matters Community Garden Spring Resource Fair
        Saturday, March 31st, 9am-4:30pm
        Neighborhood House
        179 Robie St, St Paul
        Join us for a day of learning, connection, and fun with gardeners from across the Twin Cities metro!

         For more information go to

Thanks and we hope to see you in March!

Questions? Contact Heidi at or 651-789-3321

Heidi Coe
Fruits of the City Coordinator
The Minnesota Project
1885 University Avenue West #315
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Fruits of the City is an initiative of The Minnesota Project              



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