Thank You! Community Outreach Supporters

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2021 issue of Northern Gardener. Our signature outreach programs, Minnesota Green and Garden in a Box, assist community gardeners and help children and underserved populations enjoy the benefits of gardening. We could not serve nearly as many people as we do without financial and in-kind support from many…

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Give to Support Community Gardens

Thursday is the annual “Give to the Max” Day, an easy online way for people to donate to their favorite organizations, and this year, gifts to MSHS will be used to support community gardens in the state through our Minnesota Green program. Minnesota Green has been around to support community gardens for 30 years, and…

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Support MSHS on Give to the Max Day

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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Minnesota Green: Payne-Phalen Pocket Parks

The Payne-Phalen Pocket Parks in St. Paul were a neighborhood’s response to the housing crisis of a few years ago; on some streets, 50 percent of the houses were vacant. Neighbors developed two empty lots into small parks to change the negative perception of the neighborhood and to make it a safer, more pleasant place…

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If You Teach Someone to Garden…

We’ve all heard the adage that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime. It’s not too much of a stretch to say that if you teach someone to garden, you open them up to a healthier, happier and more…

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