Kick off the gardening season noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29 with the Inver Hills–Metro State Community Garden and Orchard, at Inver Hills Community College, 2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights.
There will be gardeners of all ages marking plots and starting to plant seeds.
Looking for a great cause in which to donate your time? Volunteer with the Boys Totem Town Community Garden Event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 20 at the Boys Totem Town, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, 398 Totem Rd, Saint Paul.
Help youths plant vegetables and fruit trees, and learn about environment, sustainability, and “green” healthy practices for the future. The event is open to community members and families. Prepare for the weather with hats, sunscreen and water. For more details, contact August Hoffman at: firstname.lastname@example.org.