Category Archives: Minnesota Green


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…

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….

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Minnesota Green: Pines School

This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Northern Gardener. New Growth Garden at Pines School Pines School, located on the grounds of the Anoka County Juvenile Center in…


Minnesota Green: Redeemer Landscapers

This article appears in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener. When Redeemer Lutheran Church decided to build a new welcome center just over a decade ago, plans for garden…

MSHS volunteers working at a community garden that MSHS supports.

Please Support Our Mission to Help Gardeners

For almost 150 years, MSHS has supported gardeners in Minnesota. The organization started with the early apple growers in the state. It published articles about Victory Gardens during World War…

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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…

Kingfield Community Gardens are part of a vibrant community in south Minneapolis.

Minnesota Green: Kingfield Community Gardens

The Kingfield Community Garden Group is a project of the nonprofit Kingfield Neighborhood Association whose mission is to create a network of gardens and access to fresh food throughout the…

Gardener at work in one of the Frogtown Community gardens.

Minnesota Green at Work in Frogtown

This article originally appeared in the July/August issue of Northern Gardener. “Public health and urban development research bears this out: you will be healthier if you live near a green…