What is Frogtown Green?
Frogtown Green is a volunteer-powered, resident-led group that began with Frogtown Park & Farm. From 2009 to 2012, we campaigned for the preservation of 13 vacant acres in the middle of our neighborhood and its conversion into a public park with an urban farm. Since that success, we have created six more parklets and gardens; planted hundreds of trees; and 8,000 square feet of pollinator habitat; sponsored dozens of events, and collaborated with friends all over Saint Paul.
Frogtown Green manages space for young gardeners.
Frogtown Green is creating a massive butterfly-and-bee-friendly garden at West Minnehaha Rec Center
Frogtown Green participates in festivals and parades
Frogtown Green collaborates with gardeners in public housing and schools
Frogtown Green manages a 40-bed community garden called Our Village
Frogtown Green loves a nice hat
Frogtown Green keeps people up to date through newsletters and social media
Frogtown Green sponsors a summer water stewardship program called FrogLab
Frogtown Green's volunteer Tree Frogs have planted more than 400 new trees
How It started
It all started with a crazy idea about a farm...in the city. Here's an interview with Frogtown Green's founder and director, Patricia Ohmans. (Recorded by StoryCorps in St Paul, 2016)
Frogtown Green in the News
August 17, 2021 | Susan-elizabeth littlefield, wcco
August 16, 2021 | Maury Glover, Fox News 9
August 7, 2021, 2021 | Bonnie Blodgett, Pioneer press
August 6, 2021, 2021 | Nancy Ngo, star tribune
Dec 10, 2020 | Molly Wilson & Giovanna Contreras, Medium