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Garden-in-a-Box Program Thrives in Arlington, MN

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 21, 2017

In the small town of Arlington, the University of Minnesota Extension and MSHS’s Garden-in-a-Box Program developed a small but sustainable way to connect and support the town’s Latino community through gardening. For years, language and geography seemed to separate the Latino families, many of whom lived in a mobile home park, from the rest of…

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Our Minnesota State Fair Garden: What’s New?

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 16, 2017

We always try to add new things to the MSHS demonstration garden at the Minnesota State Fair. This year, lead volunteer Mary Muellner and her crews have been creating more edible spaces, trying a new mulch and continuing the garden’s tradition of being beautiful and pollinator-friendly. Our educational booth this spring is focused on peppers,…

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25 Years of Gardening Together!

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 14, 2017

For 25 years, the Riverview Garden Club has been gardening together to better their community. The Riverview Garden Club was formed in 1992 by neighbors on the West Side of St. Paul to transform a weedy, debris-filled lot at Congress and South Wabasha streets into a garden oasis. Since then, the Garden of Good Hearts,…

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Profile: Cook County Pollinator Garden

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 7, 2017

“Without funding to help with the infrastructure, the pollinator garden at Sawtooth Elementary School wouldn’t have been possible,” says Diane Booth, director of the Cook County Community Center and Extension. With the help of Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Arrowhead Electric Round-Up Grant Board and Cook County Extension grants, Cook County Master Gardeners built the…

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Hot Off the Press: 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 3, 2017

As gardeners, we think about plants a lot. But often, we are thinking about a specific plant or plot or problem that is right in front of us. Most of the time, it’s just personal. In Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota, Mary Hockenberry Meyer and Susan Davis Price help us think about how plants and…

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Garden-in-a-Box Program Thrives in Arlington, MN

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the small town of Arlington, the University of Minnesota Extension and MSHS’s Garden-in-a-Box Program developed a small but sustainable way to connect and support the town’s Latino community through gardening. For years, language and geography seemed to separate the Latino families, many of whom lived in a mobile home park, from the rest of…

Read More

Our Minnesota State Fair Garden: What’s New?

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

We always try to add new things to the MSHS demonstration garden at the Minnesota State Fair. This year, lead volunteer Mary Muellner and her crews have been creating more edible spaces, trying a new mulch and continuing the garden’s tradition of being beautiful and pollinator-friendly. Our educational booth this spring is focused on peppers,…

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25 Years of Gardening Together!

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

For 25 years, the Riverview Garden Club has been gardening together to better their community. The Riverview Garden Club was formed in 1992 by neighbors on the West Side of St. Paul to transform a weedy, debris-filled lot at Congress and South Wabasha streets into a garden oasis. Since then, the Garden of Good Hearts,…

Read More

Profile: Cook County Pollinator Garden

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Without funding to help with the infrastructure, the pollinator garden at Sawtooth Elementary School wouldn’t have been possible,” says Diane Booth, director of the Cook County Community Center and Extension. With the help of Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Arrowhead Electric Round-Up Grant Board and Cook County Extension grants, Cook County Master Gardeners built the…

Read More

Hot Off the Press: 10 Plants That Changed Minnesota

By Mary Lahr Schier | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

As gardeners, we think about plants a lot. But often, we are thinking about a specific plant or plot or problem that is right in front of us. Most of the time, it’s just personal. In Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota, Mary Hockenberry Meyer and Susan Davis Price help us think about how plants and…

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