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Free First Saturday: Urban Green

Part of Artist-in-Residence: Fritz Haeg

Join us for a day that brings people together to talk about our environment, share solutions, and learn ways to make an impact. Participate in workshops, demonstrations, and art-making that will inspire the humanitarian in everyone. Activities take place in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Bee Mania, 10 am–3 pm

Learn everything about bees with local experts from the University of Minnesota Bee Squad and Beez Kneez. Watch bees in an observation hive, go on a guided bee tour in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (on the half hour all day), and make a tiny bee house for your garden.

Got Worms?, 10 am–3 pm

Make a miniature composting bin while learning about the wonders of worms and their eagerness to eat your table scraps.

Guerrilla Gardeners, 10 am–3 pm

Help bring nature back into urban spaces! Make your own seed bombs and learn about planting things in unexpected places.

Performance: Homegrown Hip-Hop, 11 am and 1 pm

Witness Twin Cities finest B-boys and B-girls from Dancin Dave and J-Sun. Battle between young guns and the old. A free lesson for the kids!

Urban Art-making, 10 am–3 pm

A temporary wall constructed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the site for live urban art, including graffiti demonstrations and interactive painting.

Resource Fair, 10 am–3 pm

The following organizations will be on hand to lead workshops, share ideas to help the community, and answers questions about our impact on the environment.
The Garden Gleaning Project: Pick up a seedling to plant at home and share the harvest with your local food shelf.
• Mississippi River Green Team: This group of teens works together on preventing water pollution, removing invasive species, and planting rain gardens, trees, and prairie plants. They’ll show you how to make eco-friendly household cleaners that won’t pollute our waterways.
Metro Blooms: Discover simple changes to make in your yard to help protect and clean our water.
Homegrown Minneapolis: This citywide initiative expands the community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat, and compost healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.
Gardening Matters: Learn about the Local Food Resource Hubs Network, which is made up of residents who support each other throughout the growing season.
Gardens of Eagan: Meet organic farmers who produce high quality food.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

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