Do You Have Plants to Donate?
Do you have extra plants, or plants that are still viable but no longer "retail-ready?" Donate them to MSHS’ Minnesota Green program and receive a tax deduction!
Minnesota Green welcomes donations of annual flowers, herbs, and vegetables (through July 30), as well as perennial plants, trees, and shrubs anytime throughout the season. We also accept donations of gardening tools and supplies.
You simply email us with a description of the material you have to donate, and we will come pick it up and distribute it from our headquarters in Roseville.
Once you made a donation, an in-kind donation acknowledgement will be provided by MSHS at the end of the year for tax purposes.
All donations are distributed to non-profit groups gardening in community gardens and public green spaces. The groups include schools, residential facilities for senior and disabled individuals, public housing developments, community gardens, and parks. Apart from boulevard plantings, none of the plant material can be used on an individual’s private property. Your donations help beautify neighborhoods, strengthen communities, and enable people to grow their own healthy food.
Contact the Minnesota Green Program Manager, Tom McKusick: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-643-3601 ext. 202.
Minnesota Green Program Donors
Thanks to our Fiscal years 2018-2019 Minnesota Green Donors:
Culinary Delights Farm
Egg/Plant Urban Farm Supply
Friends School Plant Sale
Green Earth Growers
Hennepin Technical College
Lake Owasso Garden Club
Lake Valley Seeds
North Heights Hardware Hank
Otten Bros Garden Center
Rush Creek Growers
Squire House Gardens
Unteidt's Garden Center
Wagners Greenhouses & Garden Center
Waldoch Farm Garden Center
“The six community gardens and greenspaces that Frogtown Green manages would simply not be possible without the supply of annuals, perennials and vegetable starts from Minnesota Green.”
—Patricia Ohmans, Frogtown Green Coordinator
“Having seeds and plants from the Minnesota Green program has helped provide enough food for the gardeners to grow, and they have fun trying new plants they haven’t been exposed to before. Having those resources has allowed us to connect with the gardeners more too.”
—Rachel Murphy, CAPI food and nutrition services coordinator
"On behalf of Munsinger and Clemens Gardens and the City of St. Cloud, we would like to thank you for all your support over the last many years. Munsinger and Clemens Gardens is a free public garden located on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. Cloud that attracts over 350,000 visitors every year. Our volunteer gardeners have planted approximately 80,000 annuals and another 10,000 perennials, shrubs, roses, tulips, and other miscellaneous plants in this 20+ acre park. With the help of Minnesota Green we are able to continue to offer our community and visitors new plants and new designs every season."
—Nia Primus, Gardens Supervisor, Munsinger and Clemens Gardens