• Four Sisters Urban Farm

    Located at 2839 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

    About the Farm

    Hennepin County is working with NACDI to transform three adjacent vacant lots owned by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) near the Midtown

    Greenway into an urban farm and a community gathering place.


    NACDI operates the Four

    Sisters Farm on the site to provide access to fresh healthy foods and serve as a learning

    environment for Indigenous farming, medicine, and life ways.


    Questions or for more information please contact Gloria.

    Volunteer at the Farm!

    Help us get ahead of the weeds and maintain our farm by volunteering on Saturday June 17, from 10 am - 12 pm.


    Call for Recipies

    Tamales Y Bicicletas Urban Farm in Phillips neighborhood is seeking recipes or gardening tips for a community cookbook. If there are recipes you enjoy and would be willing to share with people, please send a photo or typed-out recipe to community@tamalesybicicletas.org.


    We would also love to include artwork, gardening tips, or anything else you would like to share. The deadline is June 22nd for submissions.

    Community Engagement

    Community members are always encouraged to participate and share ideas for the future of the farm.


    Feel free to also reach out via email* with any questions, or comments, or to get involved.

    Project Partners’ Shared Goals

    • Support community safety
    • Restore health and well-being in the surrounding neighborhood and Urban Indian
    • Improve access and a sense of welcoming to the Midtown Corridor


    Location and Community
    The project site is located along East 29th Street between Bloomington and 18th avenues south near the Midtown Greenway in the East Philips neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

    Neighbors have roots from around the world, as well as Little Earth—a housing complex uniting Native Americans from 39 tribes. Eighty-seven percent of nearby residents are
    people of color and 73% speak a language other than English at home.


    Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)
    NACDI promotes innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities. NACDI will operate the Four Sisters Farm and will plant, tend, harvest, distribute, market, and preserve food produced on the site and continue to develop community bonds.

    Hennepin County Midtown Community Works (MCW)
    Hennepin County’s Midtown Community Works program brought partners together to build the Midtown Greenway trail, and to improve economic conditions in the Midtown Corridor. MCW is now focused on completing final improvements to the Midtown Corridor, including implementation of the Four Sisters Farm.

    Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA)
    HCRRA is a local government unit that is part of Hennepin County with a mission to preserve abandoned railroad corridors for future transportation uses. HCRRA owns 46 miles of corridors, including the Midtown Corridor. Recreational trails have been constructed on many of these corridors as an interim use. The sites that will be used for Four Sisters Farm are owned by HCRRA.

  • Community Engagement Summary