Harvested for Science: What happened to the Canola in the Urban Flower Field?

During lunch hour last Wednesday at the Urban Flower Field, passers-by and lunch-goers peered curiously from their blue chairs as Hunter, Kristen and Liz gave the site a small make-over. We carefully trimmed away Canola from tall stalks of sunflowers and delicate perennials.  The main goal of this undertaking was to assess the biomass of … Continue reading Harvested for Science: What happened to the Canola in the Urban Flower Field?

The transformative potential of the Urban Flower Field

On a sunny mid-summer Saturday morning, a crowd gathered in St. Paul's new Urban Flower Field to drink lemonade and paint field stones. Over 100 people wandered down from the corner of 10th and Robert streets to walk around the space, now greening up as wildflowers germinate across the site. The Urban Flower Field is a collaboration … Continue reading The transformative potential of the Urban Flower Field