Stone Soup

Like the children’s tale, where minor contributions from many can be transformational, the Lincoln Park Stone Soup Project converts small actions into major impact for the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth, MN. Our recipe is:

Lincoln Park Stone Soup

  • Take neighborhood waste products
  • Partner with businesses and youth organizations
  • Grow food and beautify our business district, neighborhood, and trails


Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is the home of craft breweries, industrial sewing companies, the regional compost site, and many youth and community organizations. Stone Soup will take used brewery grain sacks (currently thrown away), work with neighbors and businesses to convert them to planters, fill them with soil (compost), and plant them with seedlings grown by our children. They will be placed in our business district, along the Cross City Trail, and available to families to inexpensively grow their own food and flowers. Neighborhood events around planting and harvesting will be held with gardening and healthy meal planning education provided.

Stone Soup seems like magic. It takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary by actively teaching the impact we can have when we work together. This project will have a lasting impact on Lincoln Park on many levels.

Portable Garden Interest  Form

Interested in the gardens, want more information? Want to sign up to buy? Complete our interest form now! The cost is on a sliding scale, $5 for a $25 value or $10 to pay-it-forward and help provide a garden for another family.

Find us at upcoming events to secure your portable garden and learn more:

April 28th Junior League of Duluth Festival of Spring

May 12th Bent Paddle Festiversary

May 26th Duluth Community Garden Program Seed Sale

2018 Community Sponsors:

  • Essentia Health

  • Byrns Greenhouse

  • Four Seasons Outdoor Services

  • Bent Paddle Brewing 

  • Lake Superior Brewing 

  • Bernick’s