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Central Stock

CANDO is a community-driven organization that engages residents, property owners, business owners, and others invested in the Minneapolis Central neighborhood. Pillsbury House neighborhood center is located at the nexus of the Central and Powderhorn neighborhoods at 3501 Chicago Avenue South. Pillsbury House is part of the settlement house tradition of working in partnership with neighborhood residents to build individual strengths and develop community assets. Paradise Community Garden, established in 2010, is a community garden located at 3405 Chicago Avenue South, less than one block from the Pillsbury House. Paradise Community Garden is one of few community gardens which is a completely shared space, versus being divided into private plots. The Pillsbury House, CANDO, and Paradise Garden partnered to develop CENTRAL STOCK, a youth- and artist-led initiative designed to explore the cultural heritage of neighborhood residents through sustainable farming, culturally specific culinary programs, food production, shared communal recipes, and the preparation and presentation of free community feasts. The project will lead to learning, greater collaboration and involvement in the neighborhood.

Project Award Date: 
Community organization or agency: 
CANDO / Pillsbury House / Paradise Community Garden
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CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988