Grants for Ramsey County Public Health Efforts, Including Gardens

The Minnesota Health Department (MDH) awarded Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health (SPRCPH) a two year Statewide Health Improvement Project (SHIP) grant. SPRCPH is looking to invest in our communities. SHIP is about creating good health for the whole community, working to make the healthier choices the easier choices everywhere you go.

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health is seeking applications to work on sustainable projects that will increase equity in opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating, or reduced tobacco use and exposure. Read more about Grants for Ramsey County Public Health Efforts, Including Gardens

Community Garden Mini-Grants

Gardening Matters is excited to offer community garden minigrants of up to $750 for community food production gardens. These projects should support the long-term infrastructure of the garden.  

These minigrants are funded by The Green Patch Program at The Wedge Natural Foods Coop. Thank you to the members and shoppers at the Wedge Co-op, who Choose to Reuse and pass the benefits on to their community.   Gardens within the 7-county Metro area are eligible to apply for these grants.    
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Seed Sharing Legislation Updates


Senator Reinert (Duluth) introduced S.F. 949, amending the MN Seed Law to allow interpersonal sharing of seeds and create exemptions for community-based seed sharing. 

As a resident of Minnesota, you have the chance to make history by helping to pass first-of-its-kind legislation to change the Minnesota Seed Law and permanently protect community-based, non-commercial seed sharing within the state.

Gardening on Rental Property

Do you garden as a renter?
Are you a property owner who has thought about allowing tenant gardening?

Gardening Matters is working in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to make gardening on rental property easier. During the summer of 2014, Gardening Matters conducted two listening sessions and solicited written feedback online from both property owners and renters. Based on the information we heard, we have developed resources that can help property owners and renters connect, communicate, and have successful gardens.

Website Update

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Yep, we have a new theme here at

But don't worry, all the content you are looking for is still here, and still (mostly) in the same place! 

You'll notice that the menu has moved from the left sidebar to the top and things look, in general, a little more tidy. If you are having trouble finding something, you can use the "Search Bar," or feel free to contact us for help.  Read more about Website Update

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