MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, and BOULDER, Colo. – SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 — Project Sweetie Pie, the urban agriculture nonprofit located in North Minneapolis, will host a party with the help of the Million Gardens Movement, a community of growers and garden activists, to celebrate their work in the city, the harvest season, and their newest growing space, The Celestial Garden.
What: The Celestial Garden Party is themed around Harvesting The Fruit Of Our Ancestors and will feature gardening, urban farm-focused, and environmental justice organizations, community information booths, seed and tree giveaways, local food vendors, and live headline performances from musicians Jamecia Bennett, lead vocalist of the internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness and David Eiland, an original member of Flyte Tyme!
Who: Project Sweetie Pie, the Million Gardens Movement staff and volunteers, and community partners and members — plus whoever wants to attend!
When: The party will take place from noon to 5 PM CT
Where: The Celestial Garden, 2210 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis
“I’m in awe of Michael Chaney and his team at Project Sweetie Pie and all of the local food fighters in north Minneapolis and beyond for their incredible work to increase food security and food justice while addressing climate change and global warming/carbon sequestration. Their program has educated and inspired thousands of families and young people to grow their own food to feed themselves, their families, and their community. I’m thrilled Project Sweetie Pie won the Million Gardens Ultimate Garden Party. We stand in solidarity with Michael Chaney and the Project Sweetie Pie community. We hope the event can bring the Minneapolis community together to celebrate their hard work to energize and mobilize the local food/urban farm movement.” — Kimbal Musk, CEO of Big Green
“Project Sweetie Pie is proud to have been selected to represent The Million Garden Movement’s maiden voyage. Proud to be joining forces with two amazing food fighters and their organizations. We want to take this time to recognize local green thought leaders, community activists, youth advocates, food champions and transformative change agents committed to harvesting solutions that will heal our planet.” — Michael Chaney, founder/executive director of Project Sweetie Pie
We’re excited to welcome guests at the September 25th celebration: no registration is needed. Any guests or interested gardeners can also join the Million Gardens Movement at milliongardensmovement.org, where they can learn how to garden, gift gardens to families in need, and access member-exclusive discounts for gardening supplies.