Category Archives: Community gardening

Volunteer Gary handed out brochures while bloggers explored the garden with their cameras at the ready.

Garden Bloggers Visit Vera’s Garden

Each garden bloggers from around the United States, Canada and beyond get together for a three-day “fling” in a city. Last weekend, the bloggers visited the Twin Cities and one…

BeekeeperA.J. Moses brings beehives to the garden to teach children about pollinators and honey, which is harvested and donated to the food shelf.

Growing Together: Washington Co. Master Gardeners

This article originally appeared in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener. On property owned by Retail Construction Services (RCS) in Lake Elmo, University of MInnesota Extension Master Gardeners from Washington…


Minnesota Green: Hawthorne EcoVillage Garden

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant—from housing rehab to education and job training to community enrichment. “When redeveloping…


Congratulations, MSHS Award Winners

Each year, MSHS honors individuals and groups that represent the exemplary achievements gardeners make in Minnesota, though community gardening and public greening efforts. This year’s awards were presented Saturday. Congratulations…

Children play in the Stone Garden at Payne-Phalen Pocket Parks, a project of Minnesota Green.

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….

Members of the Shoreview Garden Club enjoy touring other gardens as part of the club's activities.

Growing Together: Shoreview Garden Club

This article appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. Thanks to the Shoreview Community Garden Club, members experience the difference great speakers can make for individuals and the…

young gardeners

Minnesota Green: Eastview Community Gardens

Wondering about the power of gardens in a community? Here’s one of many stories from MSHS’ Minnesota Green and Garden in a Box program. About three years ago, residents of…

The Hennepin County Master Gardeners' Learning Tour is a highlight each summer.

Hennepin County Master Gardeners Give Back

This article originally appeared in the May/June issue of Northern Gardener. As volunteers trained by the University of Minnesota Extension, Master Gardeners provide horticultural education to the community. Teaching adults…