Welcome to the Dowling Community Garden
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Welcome to Dowling Community Garden

Two blocks west of the Mississippi river, the Dowling Community Garden is located on the grounds of the Dowling Environmental School, at 46th Avenue and 39th Street South in Minneapolis. The Dowling Garden is believed to be one of the last two remaining Victory Gardens in use today.

We have grown from a handful of gardens to a community garden of over 190 plots and about 250 gardeners. Dowling gardeners live in Minneapolis and surrounding communities, are culturally diverse, of all ages and abilities and come together to share their love of gardening.

The garden is run by a small group of volunteers who meet monthly to plan activities and improvements, tackle ongoing management issues, and serve as liaisons with the community. Dowling gardeners are welcome to join us— just ask.

For information regarding the Dowling Community Garden, email us at

Our mailing address is:

  • Dowling Community Garden
  • P.O. Box 17219
  • Minneapolis, MN 55417

Dowling History in Print

Dowling History Book

Dowling Community Garden: Seventy Years and Still Growing!

This is the story of Dowling Community Garden's history as one of two continuing community Victory Gardens from World War II. Copies of he book are available from the Dowling Garden Committee for $10.00.

Recent News

Urban Farm Magazine Article

Dowling Community Garden has been recently featured in an article in Urban Farm Magazine.