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Growing Lots Urban Farm founder Stefan Meyer poses in a garden plot he established on a parking lot in the Seward neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Parking lot to garden plot

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Three decades ago, Stefan Meyer was a young kid experiencing life on the family's corn, soybean and turkey growing operation just outside of Worthington.


Today, he's leading a project in a South Minneapolis neighborhood that, by next spring, is hoped to transform a trio of unused parking lots into urban vegetable farms.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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