Minnesota Green: Payne-Phalen Pocket Parks

The Payne-Phalen Pocket Parks in St. Paul were a neighborhood’s response to the housing crisis of a few years ago; on some streets, 50 percent of the houses were vacant. Neighbors developed two empty lots into small parks to change the negative perception of the neighborhood and to make it a safer, more pleasant place…

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Minnesota Green: Pines School

This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Northern Gardener. New Growth Garden at Pines School Pines School, located on the grounds of the Anoka County Juvenile Center in Lino Lakes, serves middle and high school at-risk youth. In its third year, the 4,000 square foot New Growth Garden was created to develop life…

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