Minnesota Green brings plants, seeds and tools to community gardens.
One of our signature programs, Minnesota Green has been serving the greening and growing efforts of thousands of gardeners throughout the state since 1988. The program promotes community gardening as a means to strengthen neighborhoods through activities that connect people and plants and help people grow their own healthy food.
Minnesota Green partners with generous donors, including growers, garden centers, nonprofit groups and private individuals to provide seeds, plants, gardening tools and supplies to community and public gardens. The donations span a wide range of plant material, including seeds, veggies, herbs, annual flowers, perennials, shrubs, trees and gardening tools.
“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