Volunteers in Golden Valley Work to Build City’s First Community Garden
Community Garden to Be Built at Golden Valley’s Medley Park
Progress is being made on the future community garden at Medley Park in Golden Valley. Volunteers from the Hopkins Men’s Shed group worked on building a shed Thursday to house tools for the garden.
“There are 70 pages of instructions, and we found when we actually read the instructions, it went pretty well,” said Dan Pierce, member of Hopkins Men’s Shed.
The heat and humidity didn’t stop the group either. The group of retired men try to do a service project every Thursday.
The community tool shed is the brainchild of Golden Valley resident Michelle Christensen and her group, One Good Deed.
“They had wanted a shed for people to put their tools into so they wouldn’t have to bring them back and forth, but they didn’t have appropriated funds.”
Christensen applied for a $10,000 community grant from H&R Block earlier this year. She ended up receiving the funds. Christensen also got Home Depot to donate 40 buckets for gardeners to haul their tools around.
In addition to the shed, the old tennis courts at Medley Park will be transformed into the community garden, which will be a first of its kind in the city. The garden will feature 30 raised beds.
“To know that many, many people are going to enjoy this for many years to come is absolutely wonderful,” said Christensen.
The garden is expected to be completed next spring. A dedication ceremony for the shed will take place Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Medley Park in Golden Valley.