Sunday, June 25th

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 a 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.

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.

Registration Form

Minnesota Green Registration Form *pdf
For more information regarding Minnesota Green contact:
Tom McKusick, 651.643.3601 or 800.676.6747, ext. 205

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 Gardening Matters Community Garden Start-Up Guide.

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 2015:


Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Bentley Seeds

Bosch Garden and Watering

Botanical Interests

Burpee Seeds

Charles Lutz

Dianne Latham

Dick Huset

Edina Garden Council

Elaine Cole

Friends School Plant Sale

Garden World

Gardens of Eagan

Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens

Hemerocalis Society

Hennepin Technical College

Jeanne Wiegum

Jennifer Porwit and garden clubs

Kathy Johnson

Larry Cipolla

Laurie Forsberg

Nancy Meade Thayer

Seed Savers Exchange

South St Paul Garden Club

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Tomato Fest

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