“I am blessed to have everything I need, so supporting the society is my way of passing on my good fortune,” says Susan Peterson, MSHS member. Susan understands communities in need. After retiring from teaching for 42 years in 2011, she returned as a substitute teacher for the Anoka-Hennepin School System, the state’s largest. “I…

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This article by Maria Brosofske originally appeared in the September/October issue of Northern Gardener. SLP Seeds founder Julie Rappaport began planting the seeds for educational urban farming and community food equity in St. Louis Park more than seven years ago. As part of its mission, SLP Seeds manages eight community gardening sites including gardens at…

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With Minnesota’s annual Give to the Max Day just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the visionary gardeners who support MSHS now, and those who have supported the work of the society for the past 150 years. It’s thanks to their understanding of the importance of gardening in our communities that has made the…

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Two weeks from today is the annual Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Since 2009, one Thursday in November has been set aside for people to give to the charitable organizations of their choice. MSHS is proud to be a part of Give to the Max Day and is very grateful for the donations…

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One of the Minnesota State Horticulture Society’s most successful programs over the past few years has been Garden in a Box, which gives low-income gardeners the tools they need to grow their own food. The program began with a volunteer’s idea in 2008, and has grown steadily each year. Its expanded from the Twin Cities…

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Tomorrow we will be installing and planting a community garden at the St. Paul Midway YMCA on University Avenue in St. Paul. The garden will be made up of 40 fabric, raised-bed boxes and will be an educational and community garden, tended by children in the Y’s childcare and day-camp programs and adult community volunteers.…

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You don’t need a large plot of land to grow your own food or some flowers to brighten your home. You can grow plants anywhere! That’s the theme of the MSHS Educational Booth at the Minnesota State Fair this year. You can grow plants in a wooden box — as many people do through our…

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