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 will operate 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.
Apply for a Garden Bed
Apply to reserve a garden bed within the Four Sisters Urban Farm Space click here.
Garden beds will be first come first served and based on the following priorities:
• Residents of the East Phillips neighborhood
• Residents of East Phillips without access to other growing spaces
• Food Insecure residents of East Phillips
Start Seeds with Us Workshop Series
Located at 3451 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.
Attendees will be asked to help us start plants, and folks will be able to take plants home.
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.
Email Gloria, the Agricultural Consultant, and Farmer.
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