Things are greening up around Crystal and many of us are planning our gardens of all sizes: containers or beds! Here’s an update on activities in May:

Arbor Day & Park Clean-up: Wed. May 1, 6:00-8:00pm at Welcome Park (46th & Welcome Ave). The Crystal Parks & Recreation Commission will be hosting a park clean-up and tree planting event. A variety of trees will be given away on a first come first served basis. Treats and refreshments will be served. Fun for the whole family!

Arbor Day

Crystal Fund Plant Sale: Sat., May 18 – 9am – 1pm. Great deals on plants donated by neighbors! All proceeds go toward special park projects. Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive. Need to divide and thin out your garden? Contact Michelle at Crystal Fund and she’ll help pick them up – details and contact info at


The Edible Courtyard at the Crystal Community Center has micro greens sprouting and needs to thin seedlings. Stop by and staff will assist with available seedlings you can take home! The gardens are available all season to enjoy, located outside near the main entrance. Call (763) 531-0052 for information – or stop by and see what’s growing.  On Wed. May 15th, HandsOn Twin Cities (HOTC) will be bringing a group of 20 volunteers from General Mills to make enhancements to the courtyard. > Details

Edible Garden

You can also find and re-home plants through “curb alerts” and neighbor exchanges, or look on local Facebook groups and Happy gardening!