Roosevelt School Garden
Roosevelt High School Permaculture Garden utilizes 5000 sf. of Minneapolis public school space where they will expand the program for the shoulder seasons with a large passive solar greenhouse with rainwater capture.
Phase One was completed last year, focusing on building community around the garden to ensure sustainability. Funders were approached, volunteers recruited to help install and maintain the garden and support was secured from the District, School Leadership, and the surrounding community.
The design is an Urban Foraging Garden including perennial fruits and nuts, Three Sister planting beds, medicine garden, gathering space, composting and walking paths. The space is divided into permaculture guilds and features a 225’ continuous pollinator border. Visitors are encouraged to meander and sample.
Dustin Braun is an ecological designer who started HomeGrown Land Design, an eco-friendly, edible landscape design company in order to share his talents with others who are interested in nurturing the health, beauty and productivity of their landscapes.
Dustin Braun is an ecological landscape designer, outdoors explorer, husband and father to two precious girls. He’s interested in exploring what it means to live a truly healthy and happy life and believes that developing a relationship to the natural world around us is key. He started HomeGrown Land Design, an eco-friendly, edible landscape design company in order to share his talents with others who are interested in nurturing the health, beauty and productivity of their landscapes.
Ryan Seibold is a collaborative artist and landscape designer. He is involved with projects related to public spaces, ecology, climate resilience, environmental justice and food systems. He is the founder of Hiawatha Food Forest, which introduced fruit and nut trees to Lake Hiawatha Park in Minneapolis, and partners with local foragers and urban agricultural projects. Ryan has a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota and lives in south Minneapolis.
Shannon Nordby is a 23-year veteran Science Teacher at Minneapolis Public School and is responsible for the Urban Farming program at the School. Shannon is Ojibwa and incorporates native traditions and techniques in her urban farming curriculum.