The Minnesota State Fair is a great time to join MSHS and this year, folks who renew their membership or join MSHS at the fair will have several chances to win prizes, including a new Toro lawn mower!
Here’s how it’s going to work: As always, those who join at the Northern Gardener level or above (our regular membership level) will get $5 off the price of membership. They will also get a gift bag, containing compost tea bags from Sustane, fertilizer from Osmocote, catalogs and books with information about gardening in the North, including the latest issue of Northern Gardener magazine.
Then, your name will be entered into a drawing for a daily prize as well as the Grand Prize from Toro. Daily prizes are pretty fantastic, too, and including things like a $150 gift card from Lilydale Garden Center (in honor of our 150th anniversary!), a private tour for four, plus beer flight and spirit sampling valued at Bent Brewstillery, and gift cards from some of our favorite retailers and destinations, including Bachman’s, Target, Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food, Day Block Brewing. Watch our Facebook page for details on which card is being given each day.
Of course, in addition to the prizes, you get a membership in MSHS! This includes six issues of Northern Gardener (the only homegrown Minnesota garden magazine), tickets to both the Minneapolis and St. Paul home shows, discounts at nearly 100 of the best nurseries in Minnesota, plus discounts on classes, tours, special events and discounts on membership with our partner groups, including the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Walker Art Center.
You can find us in the “Dirt” Wing of the Horticulture/Agriculture building at the corner of Judson and Underwood! Stop by to visit our State Fair garden, then come inside and meet us at our booth. You will also find lots of information about MSHS and its 150 years of service to Minnesota gardeners.