Golden Valley volunteers work to build the city’s first community garden

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4:21 p.m. | Thursday, July 7, 2022

A community garden will be built at Medley Park in Golden Valley

Progress is underway on the future community garden at Medley Park in Golden Valley. Volunteers from the Hopkins Men’s Discount Group Thursday, I worked on the construction of a shed to house the garden tools.

“There are 70 pages of instructions, and we found that when we read the instructions, it went pretty well,” said Hopkins Men’s Shed member Dan Pierce.

The heat and humidity didn’t stop the band either. The group of retired men try to do a service project every Thursday.

Hopkins Men’s Shed volunteers work to build a shelter for the future community garden.

The community tool shed is the brainchild of Golden Valley resident Michelle Christensen and her group, One Good Deed.

“They had wanted a shed for people to put their tools in so they didn’t have to drag them back and forth, but they didn’t have the proper funds.”

Christensen applied for a $10,000 community grant from H&R Block earlier this year. She ended up receiving the funds. Christensen also asked Home Depot to donate 40 buckets to gardeners to carry their tools.

In addition to the shed, the former tennis courts in Medley Park will be transformed into a community garden, which will be the first of its kind in the city. The garden will include 30 raised beds.

“To know that many, many people are going to enjoy this for many years to come is absolutely wonderful,” Christensen said.

The garden should be completed next spring. A dedication ceremony for the hangar will be held August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Medley Park in golden valley.

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