Online Programming

Mac-Grove Webinars

Please use the links below to reserve your spot for one of the “Mac-Grove Masterclasses.” Registration is free, however participation will be limited to 25 individuals on a first-come basis (unless otherwise noted). We will update this page with resources before and after the webinars for downloading & sharing.

Webinars will be recorded and shared with the community, unless otherwise noted.

Recorded Webinars

Mac-Grove Antiracism Learning and Action Webinars

In brief recorded webinars offered by local organizations, we explored five questions related to homeownership and the ability to create more equitable wealth, leading us to be informed and engaged in creating antiracist policies in our neighborhood and city.

You can find all 5 webinars below! Additionally, if you want to dig deeper, you can find a wide variety of resources and background for this series here.

Mac-Grove Community Meeting with Councilmember Tolbert

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
7:00pm to 8:15pm

MGCC is hosting a community meeting with Councilmember Tolbert on April 6th. This is your opportunity to connect directly with your Ward 3 representative.

MGCC/ Our Urban Farms – Vegetable Gardening Webinar

Saturday, March 20, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Presentation by Mike and George from Our Urban Farms. MGCC will be interviewing the owners of Our Urban Farms to get great tips on what to plant, where to plant and how to plant for a very rewarding backyard vegetable garden. More details available soon!

View the recording of this webinar below!

Saint Paul’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Presented by Russ Stark, Chief Resilience Officer with the City of Saint Paul

Russ Stark, Chief Resilience Officer in Mayor Carter’s Office will provide an overview of the City’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan including information about the ways in which our climate is changing and will continue to change, the City’s goals and targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and strategies for building community resilience to our changing climate.

View the recording of this webinar below!

Resilience: Learning How to Manage Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak/Social Distancing

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presented by Sam Hedden of Mental Health Minnesota.

Learn how to manage your mental health during COVID-19, some tips, tricks, and apps to assist in staying mentally healthy.

Additional resources:

Learn more.

View the recording for this webinar below!

September 30th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Read Brave: Climate Justice
Eric Wojchik, Planning Analyst, Metropolitan Council
Maria Dahmus, Director of Sustainable Communities Partnership, University of St. Thomas

Join neighbors, students, and friends to discuss the Saint Paul Read Brave book, Climate Justice by Mary Robinson, and learn from local groups working towards a more sustainable future.  To kick off the discussion, the University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership and the Metropolitan Council will highlight their multi-disciplinary collaboration for climate resiliency in the Twin Cities.

View the recording for this webinar below!

July 29th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Backyard Biodiversity for Pollinators
Laura Schneider of the Pollinator Friendly Alliance

More people have become interested in transforming their backyards from a turf-centric lawn into mini ecosystems of diversity with colorful blooms and nesting areas to attract wildlife, birds and pollinators.

View the recording of this webinar below!

More resources on pollinators:

July 15th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Introduction to Home Solar
Nick Nelson, Sales Consultant, All Energy Solar

In this session we learn about the progress in the solar industry, what types of solar are available, current incentives, and economics of a home solar project.

Find out if your home is a viable option for solar with Google Project Sun Roof.

View the recording of this webinar below!

Past Webinars

Overdose Prevention Training*

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

On average, 128 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, roughly 1 person every 11 min. Learn more about the epidemic & how to help

The Steve Rummler HOPE Network (SRHN) provides training for organizations and individuals on the administration of naloxone, also known as Narcan®, the medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. This training covers basic naloxone pharmacology, recognizing overdose symptoms, and all administration types (IM, nasal and auto-injector).

This training will consist of learning about who we are here at SRHN, more about the Opioid Epidemic and on how to identify if someone is overdosing and how to administer Naloxone to save their life.


  • What naloxone is
  • How it works when administered to a person who has overdosed
  • How to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose
  • When to give naloxone to a person who has overdosed

Learn more.

Visual Storytelling: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

Thursday, October 29, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join the University of St. Thomas and MGCC for an artist talk by Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) Artist-in-Residence Jessica Turtle. Jessica will explore the inequities of climate change through visual storytelling.

Jessica’s SCP artist-in-residency explores the inequities of climate change, both regionally and globally, through visual storytelling.  Jessica will share her artistic process and artwork.  

Also, learn more about how St. Thomas students are applying what they learn in class to partner with Twin Cities communities on climate resiliency and engagement.  

Finally, St. Thomas libraries will share resources at the St. Thomas library to explore this topic in more depth.  

This event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas Libraries, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, and the St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership.