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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.

What is GIAB?

Our signature community outreach program, GIAB brings garden kits to our youngest neighbors.

Who Qualifies

GIAB serves community organizations across Minnesota. See if your group is eligible to participate.

Apply Online

Want to grow with us? We welcome you to complete an online application and join GIAB.


Foundation and corporate grants and individual gifts power this program. Learn about GIAB supporters and how you can help.

Success Stories

See what past participants are saying about their GIAB experience.

This is a fantastic program—our school really appreciates it.

—Rachel, Edward Neill Elementary School

The kids really enjoyed it... this is such a wonderful opportunity for our students.

—Katrina, Lake Park Audubon Elementary School

The kids LOVE it!"

—Alyssa, St. Paul Park & Rec