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By Mary Lahr Schier | November 16, 2017

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. “We want to feed hungry people in our community,” says Andy Lapham, community garden director with Sisters’ Camelot, a community-supported food share with community gardens. Volunteers collect donated organic produce that would otherwise be thrown out and distribute it in low-income neighborhoods…

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New Northern Gardener Book Published!

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 14, 2017

We have some exciting news, both for me (Mary, your faithful editor and blogger) and for the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. This week The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, 150 Years of Garden Wisdom will be published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. This book covers the A-to-Z of gardening in the North, much…

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Cool Plants for Cold Climates—Book Review

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 9, 2017

This book review first appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Facing another Minnesota winter, it’s comforting to know that it could be worse. We could be gardening in Alaska, right? But Brenda Adams’ delightful new book, Cool Plants for Cold Climates, A Garden Designer’s Perspective (University of Alaska Press, 2017) makes gardening…

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Holiday Northern Gardener Available Now

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 1, 2017

If you don’t subscribe to Northern Gardener, be sure to check your local book store, garden center or Lund’s & Byerly’s store to pick up a copy of our November/December 2017 issue. This issue is filled with great garden information for the holiday season and beyond. That beautiful cover image is from photographer Tracy Walsh,…

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Rochester Garden & Flower Club Honored

By Mary Lahr Schier | October 30, 2017

Big congratulations to the 150 members of the Rochester Garden & Flower Club! The club, a long-time affiliate of MSHS, was honored Oct. 17 at the Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust’s fifth annual Fete: A Celebration of Excellence in the Arts. The Rochester Garden & Flower Club was named one of the top three groups…

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Sisters’ Camelot and Minnesota Green

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

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. “We want to feed hungry people in our community,” says Andy Lapham, community garden director with Sisters’ Camelot, a community-supported food share with community gardens. Volunteers collect donated organic produce that would otherwise be thrown out and distribute it in low-income neighborhoods…

Read More

New Northern Gardener Book Published!

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

We have some exciting news, both for me (Mary, your faithful editor and blogger) and for the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. This week The Northern Gardener: From Apples to Zinnias, 150 Years of Garden Wisdom will be published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. This book covers the A-to-Z of gardening in the North, much…

Read More

Cool Plants for Cold Climates—Book Review

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

This book review first appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. Facing another Minnesota winter, it’s comforting to know that it could be worse. We could be gardening in Alaska, right? But Brenda Adams’ delightful new book, Cool Plants for Cold Climates, A Garden Designer’s Perspective (University of Alaska Press, 2017) makes gardening…

Read More

Holiday Northern Gardener Available Now

By Mary Lahr Schier | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you don’t subscribe to Northern Gardener, be sure to check your local book store, garden center or Lund’s & Byerly’s store to pick up a copy of our November/December 2017 issue. This issue is filled with great garden information for the holiday season and beyond. That beautiful cover image is from photographer Tracy Walsh,…

Read More

Rochester Garden & Flower Club Honored

By Mary Lahr Schier | October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Big congratulations to the 150 members of the Rochester Garden & Flower Club! The club, a long-time affiliate of MSHS, was honored Oct. 17 at the Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust’s fifth annual Fete: A Celebration of Excellence in the Arts. The Rochester Garden & Flower Club was named one of the top three groups…

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