About the Book
In December 2013, the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation transferred a vacant 13-acre parcel locally known as Frogtown Farm to the City of Saint Paul, the culmination of a process that had begun five years earlier with the organizing of the site’s neighbors, who had fi rst envisioned a community farm that served the Frogtown neighborhood. The deal was brokered by the Trust For Public Land and was a striking example of a community taking control of its destiny with persistence and a strong vision. In the summer of that year, Frogtown Farm selected Rebar, a consultant team based in San Francisco, CA, but with staff working locally in Saint Paul, to develop a master plan for the Farm. Rebar coordinated with the City of Saint Paul for the adjacent park design, and led the community engagement process that would run throughout the project. This plan, which in this document is called the Framework, is a roadmap for building and growing the Farm over time. Like any plan of action, it should be regularly evaluated to see if the course is still relevant (hence the word “framework” and not “master plan”, which implies a finished blueprint). The Framework was submitted for approval and adoption by the Frogtown Farm Board of Directors in March 2014.