By Amy C. Dye, Fortune Staff Writer”The Strawberry Farm is an excellent opportunity for anyone with the patience and drive to create a family farm and cultivate a vibrant community,” said Mark S. Shultz, executive director of the Strawberry Farm, which was founded in 2011 by two former students at the University of Minnesota.
The Strawberry Farms is a partnership between the University and the College of Agriculture, Horticulture and Environmental Sciences.
They offer a variety of activities, from strawberry picking and planting to strawberry harvesting and production, to sell products to the community.
The farm also includes a classroom, and a home garden and vegetable garden.
Sustainable Living Minneapolis (SLM), an agricultural research organization, has partnered with the Strawberry Farms to develop a community garden.
The garden is located on campus and is available to all, free of charge, during the school year, said Stephanie Johnson, senior program manager of SLM’s Sustainable Living and Education program.
Students who wish to participate in a garden can do so by applying online at www.sustainableliving.org/community-gardens.
For more information, contact Elizabeth J. Pinto at 763-496-4083.