Tuesday, October 13th

Minnesota Green

The Minnesota State Horticultural Society's Minnesota Green Program began in 1988 and has been serving the greening efforts of thousands of volunteer gardeners throughout the state. Minnesota Green promotes community greening as a means to strengthening neighborhoods through activities that connect people and plants. 

Minnesota Green is open to groups involved in community gardening. What is community garden? It's a garden maintained by a group of people to meet the needs of that group. For more information, visit Gardening Matters description of a community garden.

What we provide:

  • Plant Donation Network for public spaces only. Neither the plants or their produce are to be sold at this time.
  • Community Gardening Links Networking and Resource Opportunities:
  • Statewide Awards Program recognizing individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to greening efforts in public gardens and community projects
  • Complimentary copies are available upon request of the handbook: Creating Community Gardens: A Handbook for Planning and Creating Community Gardens to Beautify and Enhance Cities and Towns.

  • Community Seed Resource Program with Seed Savers Exchange provides tools and guidance to community groups interested in creating seed-focused events, exchanges, libraries and gardens.

Minnesota Green Registration Form *pdf
For more information regarding Minnesota Green contact:
Vicky Vogels, 651.643.3601 or 800.676.6747, ext. 211

Contact our office for a copy of “Creating Community Gardens: A Handbook for Planning and Creating Community Gardens to Beautify and Enhance Cities and Towns” at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 2705 Lincoln Drive, Roseville, MN 55113. 651-643-3601 / 800-676-6747. It's out of print, but we have copies available.

For more information on starting a community garden, download GardenWorks’ Community Garden Start-Up Guide: http://www.gardeningmatters.org/resources/startup

St. Cloud Area Community Garden Directory

Rochester  - City Garden Plots

Access to city water:
St. Paul

There are many ways to give back to your community.  Donating plants to public spaces is great way to support community greening spaces.  The following businesses and individuals donated plants to Minnesota Green in 2014

Pat Apple

Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company

Larry Brunko


Dianne Plunkett Latham


Laurie Forsberg

Gardens of Eagan

North Heights Hardware Hank

Hennepin Technical College

Kathy Johnson

Peg Kaiser

Elaine Keisterkamp

McKinley CSA

Phillips Garden

Plant Place

Rush Creek Growers, Inc.

Seed Savers Exchange

Spring Meadow Nursery

Squire House Gardens

Sheldon Streed

Tangletown Gardens

Wagner Garden Center

Jeanne Weigum


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