MSHS Members Embrace Winter & Gardening

“Living in Minnesota in winter, it’s so wonderful to pick up the magazine and see some color,” says Jean Mueting, a dedicated MSHS member and reader of Northern Gardener since 1976. She, her husband Don and their 13-year-old rescue dog Bella are also dedicated to staying in the northlands in their retirement. “We are here…

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Member Spotlight: A Giving Gardener

“Gardening has been part of my life since my grandmother had my sisters and I weeding in the heat and humidity on her farm among rows of green beans, carrots, cabbage and peppers that seemed miles long,” says Annette Roth, a Society level member of MSHS. “In summer, she would talk about how good the…

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Growing the Next Generation of Gardeners

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. “This campaign you’ve got to expand your membership is an opportunity to pass on the joy of growing to the next generation of gardeners,” says Todd Sicard, a society member who was part of a team of Minnesota corporate volunteers sponsored by Hands…

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Member Spotlight: Gardening Tradition

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. “I know that my mom had a hand in all of this,” says new MSHS member Amy Trossen. “Some of my earliest memories are in the garden.” Amy grew up on a 3-acre property in Brooklyn Park, along with her nine brothers and…

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Member Spotlight: Sharon Krumme

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of Northern Gardener. “I just love the work you do at the horticultural society,” says Sharon Krumme, who recently made the decision to join the MSHS Heirloom Circle and include the society in her estate plan. Sharon, who is managing director of investments at Wells Fargo,…

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