Heritage Garden project in Moorhead seeks plants, stories, and volunteers

The Heritage Garden at the south side of Woodlawn Park is taking shape near the site of the former Moorhead Power Plant which was demolished in 2014. Coordination and design of the new garden is under the direction of artists Su Legatt, Rob Fischer, and Kevin Johnson, who are working closely with Plains Art Museum, the City of Moorhead, Moorhead Public Service, Concordia College, and community volunteers.

The team is asking current and former Moorhead residents, especially those displace by recent flood buy-outs, for perennial plants and stories, focusing on neighborhoods near the site. Plant pledges are needed by May 22, and plant donations will be accepted at the site on Saturday, June 6. Volunteers are also needed for the site on Friday, June 5.

Some plants may come from gardens that were left behind when houses were removed from the flood-prone riverside. Story subjects will include memories of past floods, life in Moorhead and the Woodlawn neighborhood, and the historic power plant.

Anyone interested in contributing full-sun perennials and stories, or helping to plant at the Heritage Garden, can go online to bit.ly/heritagegarden, or email HeritageGardenMoorhead@gmail.com, or call Su Legatt at 218-329-4950.

Heritage Garden details at a glance:

Plant pledges and stories due May 22
Heritage Garden Planting Days: Friday, June 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information, and to submit stories and plant pledges:

Internet: bit.ly/heritagegarden or www.plainsart.org

Email: HeritageGardenMoorhead@gmail.com
Phone: Su Legatt, 218-329-4950

Support for this project has come from the National Endowment from the Arts, Artplace America, the Bush Foundation, and Lake Region Arts Council, Plains Art Museum’s Phyllis Thysell Fund for Education, and the City of Moorhead and Moorhead Public Service.