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.


Mac-Grove Fest

Mark your calendar for the second annual Mac-Grove Fest:
Saturday, September 12, 2015!  
Join us from 3:00pm until dusk (outdoor showing of Hook to follow) at Groveland Park (corner of St. Clair Ave and Prior Ave S.) to celebrate the businesses, organizations, artists, and residents that make Mac-Grove a great place to live, work, learn and play. Attendees are encouraged to walk, take public transit, or bike to Mac-Grove Fest.  

Fall Plant Share

Fall Plant Share:
Saturday, September 12 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 127 Amherst St

Share your extra perennials, fruit bushes, and plants with other neighborhood gardeners! This plant share is a great way to pick up new plants to diversify your garden while giving your extra plants a good home. The plant share is designed to be an exchange, though we suggest a $2 per plant minimum donation if you do not have plants to bring. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help identify and share tips on taking care of your new plants.

Citywide Community Cleanup - Highland Location

Saturday, September 19 | 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Shepard Rd. (between Davern St. and Alton St., enter at Alton St.) 

Citywide Community Cleanups are one-day events which allow residents to discard just about anything. District Councils work in partnership with the City to bring together haulers and vendors in one central location and make efforts to reuse or recycle your old stuff for less cost than you would pay a garbage hauler to take it away.

Directions to Shepard Road Cleanup Site: Take Montreal Avenue east, turn right on Elway Street, turn right on Shepard Road to Alton Street.

Volunteers needed
We REALLY need volunteers to help guide participants through the process and when necessary, help them unload the materials. Volunteers (who work a three hour shift) receive a $20 voucher toward the disposal of materials and a free lunch! 

Shifts are 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers help residents with simple sorting of materials into dumpsters, helping them unload where necessary, and answering questions from residents. Contact 651-695-4005 to volunteer for the fall cleanup on September 19. 

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. Our guest speaker is Lynn Steiner, author of Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota.  Light refreshments will be served. 



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