Support MSHS

When you donate to MSHS, you demonstrate your belief that gardening builds better lives and stronger communities.

Membership dues only cover half our operating costs.

We depend on donations from gardeners like youin addition to your membership or subscription duesto help sustain and grow our educational programs like Minnesota Green and Garden-in-a-Box.

Thank you for your support!

Because of your gifts:

Project leaders from schools, day care facilities, Habitat for Humanity, food shelves, summer youth programs, churches, senior high rises, group home for the disabled and more have garden boxes, soil and edible plants through our Garden-in-a-Box program so that low-income kids, families and individuals can learn to garden and grow their own food.

MSHS programs Northern Gardener magazine, Minnesota Green and Garden-in-a-Box are dependant on supporters like you. Your gift above membership and subscription dues today helps MSHS educate and encourage the gardeners of this generation and the next.

Ways to Contribute

Find out how you can support MSHS and our work in the community.

Printable Donation Form

Mailing or dropping off a donation? Download a printable donation form here.

Tax Deductibility Information

Find out what portion of your donation, membership and/or subscription is tax deductible.

How Your Contribution is Used

Find out how your important donations are put to work.

Membership Dues

Membership dues only cover about half of MSHS costs, so we depend on donations above membership dues to sustain and grow the organization.

Only 11%

Only 11% of MSHS members and subscribers donate above their dues. Help us increase that number so we can expand our reach!


“MSHS is an organization that does so much good—has programs that make a real sustainable difference. Anyone who has even the smallest level of involvement knows the importance of the organization—it needs support. MSHS is the place to go for all things gardening!” 

-Erin George, donor since 2000.

“I contribute to MSHS because it’s a wonderful educational institution— and a long-standing one. MSHS is the most broad-based gardening organization we have in Minnesota, so a lot of people can learn, whether they’re a new or a veteran gardener.”

-Ralph & Loanne Thrane, Heirloom Circle members and donors since 1969.


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