Community Garden, Seed Bank & Farmers Market
East Recreation Center Community Garden
Looking for a space to garden, build community, and spend time outside this summer? Join the community gardens! The community gardens provide a space for community members to grow, eat, and share produce.
Gardening Season runs April 1 - October 1. Registration opens Feb 1, 2022. To reserve a plot, call the Friendship Center at 507-4554-5212.
City policy mandates that all plots must be actively cultivated, or they will be reassigned. The garden plot should be actively used for growing vegetables, fruit, flowers, etc. Plots are to be regularly maintained throughout the growing season. Regular care includes planting, watering, harvesting, and removal of weeds. If plots are not cared for or used, they will be reassigned.
Last year we introduced thousands of fuzzy, helpful honey bees to the garden. We spent the summer watching them happily buzz about and do what they do best: pollinate the world around us. This year, we’re expanding to 4 hives (officially an apiary) and are excited to provide hive inspections and education opportunities for folks who want to get an intimate look at honeybees and the process of raising them. Keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook page for more information.
Winona Seed Bank & Library
The Seed Library is located at the East Recreation Center and is free and open to all! The Seed Library offers a variety of seeds from vegetables to flowers. The seed library strives to educate, exchange, and preserve seeds for the Winona community. The library is sustained through seed donations. If you would like to make a donation or select seeds, stop by the ERC during open hours.