Rotary International District 5950 and the Rotary Clubs of Edina, Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park and Roseville provided over $12,000 in funding for raised garden beds at The Sheridan Story.
The Sheridan Story is a non-profit organization that works to address food insecurity for children in the metropolitan area. They provide nutritious food to children at times when they aren’t at school to access meal programs. The Sheridan Story has identified approximately 4,000 square feet of its leased property in Roseville to convert into a produce garden to expand its fresh produce program.
With approximately $12,000 in funding from Rotary International District 5950 and the three clubs, the existing sod from the northwest corner of 2723 Patton Road will be removed and the area covered with woodchips. It will be fenced and contain raised garden beds to grow produce, which will be provided at no charge to participants. The gardens are expected to be planted in May.
"We are so grateful to the Edina Rotary for the sponsorship of our community garden,” said The Sheridan Story Executive Director Rob Williams. “With their partnership, we will be able to triple the amount of fresh produce we are able to provide for children and families in our community.
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The lead club on this project, the Rotary Club of Edina, typically meets typically Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave. Meetings during Minnesota’s Stay-at-Home Order are held via Facebook Live. For more information about the Rotary Club of Edina or membership, visit or contact Membership Director Royce Pavelka, or 952-270-2754.