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Cloquet Community Garden

Together we continue the Garden’s mission statement: 

To provide space in the Cloquet community for growth of mind, body and food.

The Community Garden at Zion Lutheran Church started from the inspiration of Ruth Jorgenson in 2014. A lifelong gardener who knows the hard work and rewards of growing food for her family first hand, Ruth decided to share her talent and passion with others. She recruited a small group of gardeners from the community and congregation and invited United Way to be a partner organization. Zion generously gave permission to use a 60 by 70 foot space on the east corner of the church property and the work began. Early on, it was decided that this would be an organic garden, so to prepare the soil,  the sod was covered with black plastic for two years. After that, the sod was turned over, chopped up and the area was seeded with buckwheat ground-cover to enrich the soil and choke out weeds. A 7 foot fence was built to keep the neighborhood deer herd out, rain barrels were set up, a weed-free perimeter was formed around the fence and plots and paths were laid out. The first gardeners planted in 2016. Zion Lutheran took over United Way’s role as fiscal agent in 2023, thus allowing the garden to keep its tax exempt status. 

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Registration is open!

Registration is first come first served and began April 1 for the 2024 season. 


 $20.00 is charged per season to rent space and this includes use of tools, water, soil testing and fertilizer. Financial assistance is available. A volunteer board meets for planning and does much of the spring and fall preparation and cleaning of beds.


For more information, registration or to get involved, please contact:

Vicki By Phone or E-Mail at: 

218-451-0278 |

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