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Member Spotlight: A Giving Gardener

December 6, 2021 |

“Gardening has been part of my life since my grandmother had my sisters and I weeding in the heat and humidity on her farm among rows of green beans, carrots, cabbage and peppers that seemed miles long,” says Annette Roth, a Society level member of MSHS. “In summer, she would talk about how good the…

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Used Gardening Books? Give the Gift of Knowledge

December 6, 2021 |

Each year, Minnesota landscaping professionals, including many horticulture students, attend the Northern Green Expo, put on by our friends at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. This year, the hort society is planning to sell used gardening books at the expo. Sold at very reasonable prices, the books will help students and professionals build their…

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Network Supports School Gardens

December 2, 2021 |

As there is a growing push to include more local and fresh fruits and vegetables in school lunches, school gardens have become much more common, including here in Minnesota and through the hort society’s Garden-in-a-Box program. However, schools struggle to secure funding and interest to keep gardens growing. The School Garden Support Organization Network (SGSO)…

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Book Review: Wasps

November 30, 2021 |

Minnesota author Heather Holm has long been a go-to source for science-based information on pollinators. Her latest book explores the world of wasps, and it’s a fascinating and thorough look at this often under-appreciated group of pollinators. In Wasps: Their Biology, Diversity and Role as Beneficial Insects and Pollinators of Native Plants (Pollination Press, 2021),…

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Gifts for Gardeners of All Types

November 18, 2021 |

With all the gardening books, tools and plants to buy, it’s usually not hard to find gifts for gardeners in your life. But deciding what’s best for each gardener’s skill level and interests can be tricky. Here are our recommendations for the best gifts for gardeners of all types. For Everyone Information and inspiration help…

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