Volunteer at a Hubs Event!

Garden Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer to get Emerson Place Garden ready for spring! (4/25, 9am-Noon)

Volunteer to get P Peace Garden ready for spring!  (5/20, 10:00am-12:30pm)

All hands on deck for plant distributions! Sign up for a volunteer shift!

We need your help to fill nearly 180 shifts on May 11th- 18th to distribute over 30,000 seedlings and 25,000 seed packets to support local residents to grow their own food! When you sign up below, you will be able to choose a volunteer shift and volunteer duties.

Beginning Gardener Classes

Would you like to start a vegetable garden but don't know where to begin? The series is intended for those with little or no gardening experience. Learn how to develop a garden plan, choose the best vegetables for your site and maintain your garden throughout the growing season. Classes include presentations, handouts, demonstrations and valuable hands-on activities.

Several classes are available: Read more about Beginning Gardener Classes

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.    
Read more about Community Garden Mini-Grants

Seed Sharing Legislation Updates


We're pleased to report that interpersonal seed-sharing will soon be legal in Minnesota! After several months of meetings and advocacy, language in state statute will exempt noncommercial interpersonal seed-sharing from the restrictive regulations in the Minnesota's seed law. The language has been included in the Agriculture Omnibus Bill and adopted by respective House and Senate committees. After our negotiations, we expect that it will pass without any challenges. 

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

Whoa! This website looks different!

Yep, we have a new theme here at www.gardeningmatters.org.

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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