With the weather finally getting warmer, it's time to start digging some dirt for a garden. But, what if you don't have a yard of your own? Fear not, the Duluth Community Garden Program has an answer for you. On May 8th from 6-7:30 you can join the DCGP and the City of Duluth Planning Department staff for their unveiling of the Vacant Lot Field Guide at the Robert Powless Cultural Center, 202 West 2nd St. They will also be hosting a community discussion on land use with the Imagine Duluth 2035 staff.

The DCGP is a non-profit that manages over 255 garden plots throughout the city. Their goal is to develop urban spaces while supporting local gardeners by providing land and resources. By doing this, it ultimately brings a community together. They'll have guides and experts on hand to assist with turning a vacant lot into a useful food producing space. From purchasing and leasing to soil testing, the guides will be able to answer questions.

A light dinner will be provided by Northern Waters Smokehaus. Reservations are encouraged and should be sent to the Duluth Community Garden: garden@duluthcommunitygarden.org.