SHIP Grant Activities


SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Program) works with PHA residents, staff and community partners to support a culture of healthy living at PHA. Our focus is on healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco reduction. SHIP wants you, your families, your friends, your neighbors, and your community to thrive and feel better. Check out the healthy happenings at PHA and resources in your community.

Contact SHIP and share your ideas about health in your community. We’d love to hear from you!

Betsy Christensen, PHA SHIP Program Coordinator 651-298-4030

Ann Tranvik, St Paul Ramsey County Public Health 651-341-9300

Here are current activities the SHIP Grant Team is involved in.

March 2020 Update

Free Bike Light Giveaway

Healthy Foods

Twin Cities Mobile Market - It’s a grocery store on a bus with healthy, affordable food.


         Pay with: Cash, All Major Credit Cards, Debit Cards, SNAP/EBT

         The Mobile Market has 7 weekly stops at PHA sites. You can view the scheule here. 

           Market Schedule

    Everyone is welcome to shop on the bus

 Market bus

         Complete schedule with all 18 stops. www.wilder.org/programs-services/tcmm

       $1 Market Bucks available! For every $1 spent with your SNAP/EBT card you earn $1 up to $10 per day to use on your next purchase. Market Bucks are available on the Twin Cities Mobile Market and several Saint Paul Farmers Market locations.

Saint Paul Farmers’ Market

Buy fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, cheese, locally raised meat, honey, flowers, plants and more. http://www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com/

     Check website for complete schedule and locations of all the Saint Paul Farmers Markets. SNAP/EBT is accepted by some vendors. 

Downtown Market on 5th & Wall: Saturdays 6am-1pm & Sundays 8am-1pm April 30-November 20 (the Green Line stops next to the Downtown Market)

7th Place Mall Market:  Tuesdays & Thursdays  June 14 – October 13

    Up to $10 in Market Bucks are available for fruit and vegetables purchased with SNAP/EBT. Look for the EBT Booth at the market.


Hi Rise Community Garden Beds

Join the Gardening Club at your hi-rise.

Ravoux Garden

Caption:  Leafy greens from Ravoux’s Garden in 2012.

University of MN Yard and Garden Help Line

Ask gardening questions by phone:  651-704-2071

Get information about your garden questions, garden pests, house plants and more. www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/

Gardening Resources


Saint Paul Ramsey County Public Health Department SHIP

Learn about what’s happening in Saint Paul and across Ramsey County to improve the health of the community where people work, play and live. www.ramseycounty.us (Type in “SHIP” in the search box.)


Dispute Resolution Center

The DRC provides a variety of effective, convenient, and free services including mediation to help families or community groups resolve a variety of issues including gardening conflicts.

Address: 91 E Arch St., St.Paul 55130 (Mt. Airy Home Community Center)

Contact intake@drc-mn.org


Let’s Move More

Walking Groups

Join an existing walking group or start a walking group in your building. Contact Betsy, PHA SHIP Program at 651-298-4030 for support and materials. Shirts, water bottles and pedometers are available for walking groups through SHIP.

 Walking kit

Walk with a Doc

Bike Rack Information
St. Paul Smart Trips Bike Parking Program

City of St. Paul Neighborhood Bike Racks Program

DERO Bike Rack Company

Lime Bikes 

Lime Bikes (And scooters) are the new dockless rental bikes you may have seen around the city. No membership is needed to use these bikes. You just download the app and then pay per use of a bike or scooter.

Lime Bike website

Here is more information about the program and discounts for low income individuals.

Lime Bike flyer

Open Cities Diabetes Support Group
Group Information