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We know cold-climate gardening can be challenging. That's why we provide resources to help gardeners of all skill levels.

Established in 1866, we're one of the country's oldest horticultural societies, offering hands-on classes, lectures, webinars, special events, membership packages, volunteer opportunities, community outreach programs, and the award-winning Northern Gardener magazine. Roll up your sleeves and dig in! Sign up for a class, pick up a copy of Northern Gardener, become a member, support our signature programs, and grow with us.

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Signature Programs


...provides underserved children and families with raised-bed containers, soil, compost, vegetable and annual plants, seeds, webinars and other educational resources. Participants learn how to plant and tend a garden, grow fresh food, and use their harvest to prepare simple, healthy recipes.

Northern Gardener magazine the only magazine exclusively for gardeners in USDA Hardiness Zones 3, 4 and 5. Full of articles written by cold-climate gardening pros, each issue is filled with timely columns and feature pieces that cover all areas of gardening. This award-winning publication is one of the many benefits of being a society member.

Minnesota Green

...coordinates donations of plants, seeds and gardening tools from growers, garden centers and seed companies and redistributes them to community gardens and public green spaces. These public gardens beautify our neighborhoods, provide space to grow healthy food and create pollinator habitat and serve as outdoor gathering spaces where communities can grow together.

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