2022 Minnesota State Fair

2022 state fair

Can it really be State Fair time? It’s gently raining and 63 degrees as I write this (my garden is loving it, though my tomatoes may never ripen!), but we are in full preparation mode for a full return to State Fair this year. Come visit us in the Dirt Wing of the Agriculture/Horticulture Building…

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The Growing Power of Placemaking

This is an update on an evolving story on Rice Street in St Paul. Peter Musty of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB) provides the update on the Rice Triangle Garden. In the most difficult times, we know that art, music and sports have the power to bring us all together. Events like…

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Nice to Meet You, Gardeners

During the interviews for the position of editor for Northern Gardener, the committee from the Minnesota State Horticultural Society asked me how I would establish my credentials as a gardening authority with this very savvy gardening community. Good question. I thought about it for a minute. “I would just tell them how many things I’ve…

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2022 Update from the Director

Two years is but a blip in the life of a 156-year-old organization, but I like to think we’ve moved the needle more than a little since I was honored to join y’all as Executive Director in July of 2020. I stepped into a team still actively reinventing ourselves in response to COVID. How could…

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