The Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden is a collaboration between Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL), Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission, and New City Church. Together, we are exploring the connections between food, faith, and climate change while doing our part to create a socially just and culturally-relevant food system that embodies our values.
Gandhi Mahal started this backyard garden in 2012 as a pilot project with the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA), providing local, sustainably-grown food for the restaurant. The garden is a part of a bigger network of farms and of the economic system of Gandhi Mahal, showcasing their commitment to building sustainable communities and increasing the food security of our neighborhoods.
This year, we are growing crops based on the traditional diets of Native American, Bangladeshi, Indian, and Scandinavian cultures at our cozy South Minneapolis garden.The crops we harvest will become an assortment of traditional dishes at Gandhi Mahal, as well as supply the healthy, traditional indigenous ingredients for meals prepared at First Nations Kitchen, a ministry of All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission. We will demonstrate an inclusive space that respects the cultural traditions, wisdom, and faith teachings brought by everyone involved.