Minnesota Green Program
Minnesota Green is your connection to plants, seeds and tools!
Since 1988, Minnesota Green—a program of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS)—has been serving the greening and growing efforts of thousands of gardeners throughout the state. It 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 works with a network of donors that includes growers, garden centers, non-profit groups and private individuals to provide seeds, plants, gardening tools and supplies to community and public space gardens. The donations span a wide range of plant material:
Seeds * Vegetables * Herbs * Annual Flowers
Perennials * Shrubs * Trees
“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