Community youth decorate Minneapolis street with art and plants

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Planning Consultants help Little Earth youth plant greenery.

On September 21, Little Earth Housing, the Native Youth Arts Collective, and the City of Minneapolis hosted a planting event and street beautification project for Cedar Field Park and 18th Avenue South in south Minneapolis. Youth had been working hard to paint the street.

The community outreach event was in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Works and the Little Earth Residents Association. Plants were donated by Mother Earth gardens and Hennepin County. All artwork was completed and designed by the Native Youth Arts Collective.

Youth gather dirt to fill in around plantings, donated by Mother Earth gardens.
Little Earth youth and staff finish the final planter, donated by the city of Mpls.
The final product: a seating area for the community to enjoy along 18th Street, with artwork from the Native Youth Arts Collective. (Photos by Minneapolis Public Works.)