Community Resources

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Seed Library List

Check out this MN SEED project resource to find out about seed libraries in your local community! 

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Local Gardening Clubs Map

Want to connect with plant lovers near you? Use this map to find local garden clubs, plant societies or master gardener groups near you.

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Sign up for Community Garden Listserv

This online group is for the community of growers in the Twin Cities Metro Area to share timely information, seek advice from other gardeners, and learn about resources available to gardeners.

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Urban Ventures Farm and Nutrition Growing Guide

Take a look at this expansive growing guide created by Urban Ventures centered around growing nutritious foods and building a healthy community.

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Local Community Gardens Map

Learn more about the community gardens in your neighborhood and how you can be involved!

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Find a Pantry to Donate Food

We not only provide listings of pantries, but we also provide information on: food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

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School Gardens: Fences & Borders

In this guide created by Kirsten Saylor, you'll find creative ideas on how to establish a sense of place within school gardens through garden bordering.

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Nutrition Curriculum Resources for School Gardens

Great resources to help you tailor your nutrition curriculum.

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Food Safety for School Gardens manual

Food safety is an important part of a sustainable, well-run garden, and supports the use of fresh, healthful garden-grown produce within the cafeteria, classroom and the community. Download this handy pdf on on planning and managing a garden with a focus on food safety!

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Youth Education Resources for Ages 5-11

Download our educational resources for students in elementary school. Lessons cover how dirt works, the role of pollinators, how nature filters water, and more! Each lesson plan comes with a free teacher's guide and video.

SGSO

School Garden Support Organization Network

Learn more about how school gardens can receive ongoing support and guidance from this online community.

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Youth Lessons and Activities for Gardening

Check out these resources for garden lesson inspiration! 

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Minneapolis Public Schools - School Gardens

Starting a school garden has endless benefits - from providing hands-on learning activities, to increasing food literacy, to growing fresh food for your lunchroom. Explore these resources, links, and guides in order to learn about the steps to garden with your school.

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Speaker Roster

Find experts in a wide range of gardening and environmental topics for your next garden club meeting or special event.

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Garden Clubs

Want to grow as a gardener? Find a club or society near you and join a community of northern gardeners.

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Master Gardeners

More coming soon!

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Plant Societies

More coming soon!

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Minnesota Dahlia Society

An all-volunteer organization, MDS promotes the growing, showing and enjoyment of dahlias. Affiliated with the American Dahlia Society.

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Iris Society of Minnesota

A statewide nonprofit affiliated with the American Iris Society, this group aims to broaden interest and share information about irises.

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North Star African Violet Council Twin Cities

Learn about growing, showing, hybridizing and appreciating African violets and gesneriads.

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North Star Lily Society

Educating members in the culture of lilies and promoting the genus Lilium. They share knowledge in the Upper Midwest, specifically Minnesota. 

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Minnesota Native Plant Society

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities through education and public awareness.

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American Hemerocallis Society

Organized for educational and scientific purposes, AHS promotes, encourages and fosters public interest in and development of the genus Hemerocallis.

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Minnesota Hosta Society

This nonprofit, educational society promotes knowledge of, and interest in the shade-loving perennial. Find activities for members.

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Twin Cities Gesneriad Society

This international nonprofit society focuses on habitat preservation, species conservation and propagation of plants of the Gesneriad family.

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African Violet Society of Minnesota

Based in Scandia, MN, this educational nonprofit focuses on growing and caring for African violets.

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Daffodil Society of Minnesota

Funded, in part, through a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Science Museum of MN's Community Partnerships Serving Science Program.