PRI HAS PROUDly PARTNERed WITH MANY WONDERFUL TWIN CITIES ORGANIZATIONS

The following organizations have either served as PRI host sites, teachers, sponsors, or donors. We are grateful for their contributions.

GARDENING MATTERS

Gardening Matters was a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and preserving community gardening across the Twin Cities by connecting gardeners to each other and to the communities in which they reside. Until 2019, they provided training and resources to support community gardeners in achieving community gardens that are successful and sustainable.

THE LAND STEWARDSHIP PROJECT

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.

HOPE COMMUNITY

Hope Community created and implemented a vision for a neighborhood where most had little hope. One building at a time, abandoned spaces have turned into homes for families. But buildings alone do not make community. People must build a community, and that understanding is at the core of Hope Community’s approach to neighborhood revitalization.

EGG|PLANT URBAN FARM SUPPLY

Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply is a small family-owned company borne out of the owners' love of gardening, growing food, and backyard homesteading in the city.

GREAT RIVER SCHOOL

Great River School, an urban Montessori learning community, prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens in the world. Founded on leadership, service, and peace formation, Great River fosters independence, critical thinking, respect, responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.

SOUTHWOODS FOREST GARDENS

SouthWoods Forest Gardens is located in the Spring Lake watershed and is a rich fertile island surrounded by wetlands. Permaculture principals are an integral part of every system at SouthWoods. They guide the decisions, enrich the soil, conserve and collect natural resources, build flora and fauna diversity, and ensure the sustained capacity of the residents.  SouthWoods is a living lab of design, plant systems and research.

CORNERCOPIA STUDENT ORGANIC FARM

Cornercopia Student Organic Farm is located at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities on the St. Paul campus. Cornercopia is a USDA certified organic farm that provides students hands-on whole farm learning opportunities, food for the local community and a place for community building, multi-disciplinary education, research and outreach

GANDHI MAHAL RESTAURANT

Gandhi Mahal is a full-spice, Bangladeshi/Indian restaurant dedicated to providing high-quality, healthy food that promotes a peaceful mind and experience. The owners’ interest in environmental and economic sustainability is evident in such details as reusable leftover containers, food grown in community gardens, an on-site aquaponics system and local purchasing.

SPARK-Y

Spark-Y is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization providing sustainable education for youth through local Twin Cities' schools and partner organizations. Founded in 2009 by Mary Helen Franze, the organization has grown rapidly. Spark-Y now partners with 12 schools, host an annual summer internship program, and have expanded the number of youth served to over 600 each year. To impart knowledge and empowerment, the organization offer programs focused on urban agriculture systems including aquaponics, vermi-composting, algae cultivation, and mushroom cultivation. During coursework, students learn to construct and build these systems as a team guided by a rich curriculum covering diverse subject matter.

WAITE HOUSE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

Waite House Neighborhood Center has provided community building activities, youth and service programs to the ever-changing Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis since 1969. The dedicated and diverse staff of Waite House have been providing human services and community building activities to this ever-changing community. Facilities at Waite House include a kitchen, gymnasium, classrooms and meeting space, and a food shelf

GIGI'S CAFE

Gigi’s is a neighborhood place where you’re welcome to hang out and have a coffee and a scone, or to go for dinner and a bottle of wine. People looking for a place to conduct meetings or do their homework are always welcome. Gigi’s Cafe makes everything from scratch using as many local ingredients as possible. They buy only sustainably farmed meats and are committed to respecting our oceans through their membership in the Minnesota Zoo Fish Smart program.

BRYANT-LAKE BOWL

A vintage bowling alley, bar, and restaurant committed to supporting local and organic agriculture, and cabaret theater with shows almost every night of the week.

INTERMEDIA ARTS

A multidisciplinary, multicultural arts center, Intermedia Arts supports a broad spectrum of artists, with a particular focus on voices you are unlikely to hear anywhere else.

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged global citizens.

GROWING LOTS

Growing Lots is an urban farm in the heart of Minneapolis. They are dedicated to growing lots of healthy, sustainably produced food right in the neighborhood of the folks who consume it. A visit to thier farm will show you that neglected urban spaces can be transformed into places of beauty, gathering, education, and abundance.

THE BEEZ KNEEZ

Established in 2010, Beez Kneez, LLC is a honeybee education organization that delivers raw, local honey by bicycle, provides in-hive education classes at Twin Cities community gardens, parks, school and urban farms.

COMMON ROOTS CATERING

Common Roots Catering was founded with the same values as the Common Roots restaurant: to create food with local character worthy of celebrations and other special events. Minnesota is their home and inspiration.