The Macalester-Groveland Community Council fosters citizen participation
in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood
a great place to live, work, learn and play.


Board of Directors Special Election

A special election of the Board of Directors will take place at the Board meeting on Thursday, October 8. MGCC seeks one At-Large Faith Community representative, a grid 7 representative and a grid 16 representative for the October 8 election.

Interested in running for a seat? Email for more information. 

Community Conversation: Teardowns and New Home Construction

Join our Housing and Land Use Committee for a Community Conversation on Teardowns and New Home Construction in the Neighborhood:

Monday, October 12
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Smail Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center, Macalester College

There is concern throughout our community about recent trends of teardowns of smaller homes followed by the construction of much larger homes. We invite community members to join us for a conversation about these trends. We would like to hear your thoughts and concerns - and we'd like to gather your input on potential approaches to address the trend, now and in the future.

Alley Garden and Native Garden Awards Celebration

All are welcome to join us at the 2015 Alley Garden and Native Garden Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Smail Gallery in the Olin-Rice Science Center at Macalester College. Help us celebrate and recognize the hard work of outstanding Mac-Grove gardeners.  Our guest speaker is Lynn Steiner, author of Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Planning to attend? Let us know on our Eventbrite page.

For more information on the Alley Garden Awards, click here.
For more information on the Native Garden Awards, click here.  

Food: Too Good To Waste


fact: the average american throws away 20 pounds of food each month.  
Join your Mac-Grove neighbors in the Food: Too Good to Waste program. MGCC, with support from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, will be leading a challenge and hosting seve
ral workshops designed to help you reduce the amount of food you waste. During the challenge, we'll share tools for smart planning and reducing wasted food at home, and you'll receive fun incentives for participation. 


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