SCU & Other Local Organizations’ Projects and Collaborations

Celeste Dream Community Garden partners with St. Kate’s Biology Department and the Beez Kneez, llc. In hosting two honey bee hives on the university campus. We grow bee friendly plant and help to educate others about the current plight of bees. We have many additional partnership projects featured below.


Academy of Holy Angels Day of Service in Community Gardens and St. Kate’s Pollinator Commons

Although it was a bit chilly, Academy of Holy Angels students, faculty and administration joined Celeste’s Dream and St. Catherine University gardeners for a Day of Service working on our community gardens and the Pollinator Commons at St. Kate’s. It was a collaborative event highlighting how students from various CSJ affiliated schools connect with CSJ mission around caring for creation. Check out the photos!

Growing Mushrooms in the Campus Community Garden

We partnered with Ryan Franke from Backyard Fungi for a great and interactive mushroom 101 workshop. We built the mushroom garden bed, prepped it and began our on-campus mushroom growing. 


CSJ Earth Day

Earth Partners, Celeste’s Dream, St. Kate’s Bio Club and St. Kate’s Food Justice Coalition co-sponsored CSJ Earth Day on May 4, 2019.  We prepared community garden beds for planting on CSJ and St. Kate’s campuses.  We also added another raised bed to the St. Kate’s garden where we will be growing mushrooms in partnership with Backyard Fungi. 


Pollinator Commons and Pollinator Pathway

Summer 2017

We are participating in the “Healthy Bees Healthy Lives” summer course offered by Chris Palahniuk of the St. Kate’s Biology Department to enhance our understanding and support of the project.

Campus Community Garden

A community garden on the St. Catherine University St. Paul campus provides an opportunity to lead, influence and tackle both food insecurity and food systems education. Drawing inspiration from the Catholic social teaching, Laudato Si’ and our founders, The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the garden will be a living symbol of our care for creation.