Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. “This campaign you’ve got to expand your membership is an opportunity to pass on the joy of growing to the next generation of gardeners,” says Todd Sicard, a society member who was part of a team of Minnesota corporate volunteers sponsored by Hands…

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How to Support MSHS with Target Circle

Updated for summer/fall 2021 Next time you make a Target run you can support the hort society and gardening in Minnesota while picking up your shampoo and groceries. It’s easy using the Target Circle app on your phone, in store or online. Here’s how to do it: Join Target Circle Visit target.com/circle to join the…

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Let Us Put Your Community Garden on the Map

Do you participate in a community garden? It might be a garden club that cares for plantings around a community center or one that plants and waters hanging baskets in your downtown. Maybe yours is a garden that provides garden plots for folks who don’t have enough space to garden at their homes. Perhaps it’s…

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Meet Rick Juliusson

Rick Juliusson, the recently appointed MSHS executive director, brings a wealth of experience in nonprofit management and horticulture to his new role as leader of the 9,000-member society. Prior to joining MSHS, Rick was Head of School at Friends School of Minnesota in St. Paul, which is best known to gardeners for its extensive plant…

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The Renegade Gardener Signs Off

This column by Don Engebretson appeared in the November-December Northern Gardener. We wish Don the best in his new adventures and thank him for his enlightening and entertaining columns over the years. Gardening and writing go hand in hand. Both are peaceful pursuits that gently coax creativity from the participant. Whether beginning a new garden…

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Farewell, Friends

This essay by Lynn Steiner originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Northern Gardener. A former editor of Northern Gardener, Lynn was the Northern Natives columnist since 2004. All of us at MSHS wish Lynn the very best in her new adventures. My husband and I are getting ready to move from Minnesota to…

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Welcome to the New MSHS Executive Director!

MSHS has hired Gretchen Ambrosier as its new executive director. She replaces CEO Rose Eggert, who retired in August, but will continue to assist MSHS during the transition. Gretchen is a 1998 graduate of the University of Minnesota and a 2003 graduate of St. Mary’s University. She is an avid Golden Gopher and has spent…

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New Northern Gardener Available

Our May/June 2016 Northern Gardener should be on newsstands in a few days, and it is filled with articles to help you start your garden season. The cover image is by Diane McGann and goes with her article on gardening for privacy. Most beautiful gardens have some areas that are secluded or hidden in order…

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Work for MSHS: New Job Opening

Are you interested in working in a fun, positive environment, promoting gardening and volunteerism? Why not work for MSHS? We have an opening for someone to join our staff. Here are the details: Title: Administrative Coordinator The Administrative Coordinator will perform administrative duties and support the mission of MSHS, a nonprofit organization that provides resources,…

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