Thomas Dunn Learning Center

VINES Community Garden

VINES community garden (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environmental Sustainability) is a small garden located in the front yard of Thomas Dunn Learning Center, at the corner of Minnesota and Gasconade in Marquette Park. It is an educational tool for engaging community members around food equity and sustainability. 

During the spring and summer, Thomas Dunn Learning Center offers educational classes, events, and workshops in the garden, which are open to the public and free of charge. Volunteering in the VINES garden is a great way to connect with others who share the same interests and to learn more about the environment and sustainability. If you have any questions or need help, the VINES Community Garden staff are always happy to help.

Upcoming Community Gardening Days: 

Community Gardening Days include a short gardening lesson, tending the VINES garden, and a community potluck. Lessons include topics like learning about gardening tools, composting, seed starting, soil tending, and identifying native plants. Volunteers are invited to stick around for the potluck.