Minnesota Green

A signature MSHS program, Minnesota Green cultivates public green spaces and promotes community gardening, connecting people and helping neighbors grow healthy food.

How does it work? Generous greenhouses, garden centers and individuals donate plants, seeds, gardening tools and supplies. Then we distribute them to community and public gardens. 

Are you part of a public or community garden plot? Apply online and enjoy donated annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and seeds for a full year! $55 annual participation fee required.

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How can I donate?

Are you a garden center, greenhouse or generous individual who would like to give plants, seeds and/or gardening tools to local community gardeners? Email us or call 651-643-3601.

How is it funded?

Minnesota Green Program depends on generous donations from garden centers, greenhouses and individuals throughout the state. Thank you for your support!

Does it work?

See how Minnesota Green Groups are learning and growing together, greening public spaces and cultivating community.

Testimonials

“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