Garden in a Box

Meet Maria: New Garden-in-a-Box Coordinator

This article by Tom McKusick originally appeared in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener. MSHS is pleased to welcome Maria Brosofske as the new coordinator of the MSHS Garden-in-a-Box (GIAB) program. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and design from the University of Minnesota, and for the past 10 years has worked as a…

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Spotlight: Garden in a Box in Chisago County

This article by Brenda Harvieux originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Northern Gardener. After interviewing Sue Humble, the Chisago County Master Gardener program coordinator, in 2017 about their community garden in North Branch, I learned that they do garden programming for children, too, and suggested they check out MSHS’ Garden-in-a-Box program. They joined…

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Spotlight: Renewing the Countryside Garden in a Box

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Northern Gardener. If you are interested in the Garden in a Box program, contact author Sam Johnson at MSHS. If you’re like me and had two working parents growing up, you often spent time at a neighbor’s with all of the local kids in a…

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Spring Garden Gala 2017!

Come on out and join us at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society’s fundraising event of the year! This year, we have a new venue and a new emcee, but the same over-the-top plant show, delicious food and fun prizes for northern gardeners. This year’s Spring Garden Gala will be held on Saturday, April 1 at…

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Spotlight: Bemidji Food Shelf Gardens

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Northern Gardener. In 2013, the Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS) needed more fresh fruits and vegetables for its clients, so supporters took matters into their own hands. In collaboration with community partners, they started a farm with three goals: Provide high quality, fresh produce for…

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Please Support Our Mission to Help Gardeners

For almost 150 years, MSHS has supported gardeners in Minnesota. The organization started with the early apple growers in the state. It published articles about Victory Gardens during World War II, and was a big part of the effort to create the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It continues today to provide information, education and inspiration to…

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New Community Garden at the Midway Y

MSHS is so pleased to be part of the effort to put a new community garden in at the Midway YMCA on University Avenue in St. Paul. We have lots of funders and supporters on this project that is part of our Garden-in-a-Box effort. For more information, see our earlier blog post. Here are some…

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Last-Minute Gifts for Gardeners

T’was the week before Christmas, and you still haven’t got a gift for the gardener in your life. Never fear! MSHS has so many choices, available as quick as a click of your computer mouse or as fleet as your fingers on the phone. You can also stop by our shop in Roseville for gifts…

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We Love Local Foods!

The movement to encourage folks to eat more local foods is several years old now, and it’s amazing how many foods you can enjoy in the Midwest that were grown or made here. Of course, the best local foods are the ones from your garden, but not all of us have the space or expertise…

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