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What is it?

A signature MSHS program, Garden-in-a-Box (GIAB) distributes more than 500 gardening kits—including plants, soil, fertilizer, raised beds and growing resources—to 80+ organizations throughout Minnesota every year. GIAB gives thousands of children, adults and families the opportunity to learn how to garden and grow fresh food.

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How does it work?

GIAB distributes gardening kits to nonprofit and community organizations, childcare centers and schools. Participating groups receive free plants, seeds, soil, educational materials and support. Click here to see if your group qualifies to participate.

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Join us...

Thanks for your interest in growing together! Our 2021 Garden-in-a-Box registration period has closed, but we welcome you to join our waitlist—we'll contact you if any boxes become available this season or we'll reach out next spring so you can join then. Questions? Email us or call 651-643-3601 anytime.

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Participant Resources

We believe gardening is for everyone, and we love helping GIAB participants grow. Check out these webinars, articles and other resources for gardening tips, tricks and inspiration. More >>

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Program Funding

Foundation and corporate grants as well as individual gifts power this valuable community outreach program. Want to read about GIAB supporters and how you can help? More >>

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Success Stories

See what current and past participants are saying about their GIAB experience, and sneak a peek at the 500+ gardens they're growing across Minnesota. More >>

For gardening tips and to receive Northern Gardener magazine in your mailbox, join the hort!