Twin Cities Corporate Giving Garden Network

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Twin Cities Corporate Giving Garden Network

The Twin Cities Corporate Giving Garden Network is a group of 17 (and growing!) companies that grow fresh produce on their corporate campuses to support access to healthy food for hungry Minnesotans. 

Interested in learning how companies can get involved?  See our Getting Started Fact Sheet.

Website: https://twitter.com/MNgivinggardens
Location: Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Apr 8

Garden Summits: Sharing best practices

The Twin Cities Corporate Giving Garden Network hosts two Garden Summits a year. Members and companies that are interested in starting their own giving garden meet and share best practices. 

Join the movement - Make a difference; grow a corporate giving garden!

If you are a corporate giving garden leader or are interested in starting a corporate giving garden in 2014, e-mail Susan Schuster at susan_schuster@bluecrossmn.com to be added to our invitee list for the 2014 Fall Garden Summit, hosted by the Cummins Power Generation, September 10, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Location details will be sent to those on the RSVP list the week of the event.

 

Discussion Forum

Do you use raised beds or pots in your corporate giving garden?

Started by Susan Schuster. Last reply by Nali Book Apr 8. 1 Reply

A question came through to me this morning asking about raised beds or pots for a corporate giving garden.  This is a great way to grow fresh produce without the commitment of digging up the ground,…Continue

Target Garden Space

Started by Becky Sandberg. Last reply by Vishwarupa [Vish] Vasani Feb 3. 4 Replies

I'm really happy to see that we all have a way to connect here and excited to be part of what appears to be a great group of leaders.My name is Becky Sandberg.   I am Target Corporation's Garden Club…Continue

Non-Profit looking for Garden Volunteers

Started by Melissa King. Last reply by Melissa King Jun 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Does anyone know of a corporation that is looking to garden but having difficulty getting one started on their campus?Wilder Community Center for Aging, located at 650 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul MN…Continue

Columar Apple Trees

Started by Melissa King May 29, 2013. 0 Replies

The Columnar Apple Trees we were all so fascinated with at our Spring Summit are now available locally!  Linders Garden Center is carrying several varities.Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by Susan Schuster on September 27, 2012 at 2:19pm

Innovation in corporate community involvement: Check out this video that includes a feature on the Corporate Giving Garden revolution, featuring Boston Scientific, Cargill, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Why Gardening Matters - Gardening Matters 2011 Harvest Dinner

Comment by Katie Eukel on September 27, 2012 at 11:20pm

Susan, this video is fantastic. I'd heard about gardens at a few corporations, but I had no idea as to just how many existed. A revolution, indeed!

Comment by Katie Eukel on September 27, 2012 at 11:21pm

Actually, would you mind sharing this in the videos section of the Network? http://www.healthyeatingmn.org/video/video/addEmbed. Strongly suspect that people outside this community might find it interesting!

Comment by Joni Fletty on September 28, 2012 at 11:38am

Susan, this is an amazing video!

Comment by Susan Schuster on September 28, 2012 at 11:56am

Joni leads the Retail Construction Services giving garden. Welcome Joni!

Comment by Joni Fletty on September 28, 2012 at 12:27pm

Thank you Susan - what a great avenue of learning and sharing this website will be!

Comment by Susan Schuster on October 1, 2012 at 8:39am

Corporate Giving Garden Network members are invited to "Add a page", above and right, to feature their individual corporate giving garden. We all have learned so much from each other; everyone is a teacher, everyone is a learner.

Comment by Susan Schuster on October 9, 2012 at 12:27pm

The interest in corporate giving gardens continues to grow.  Each garden is a bit different; check out this article from last year about C.H. Robinson's garden.

Employees harvest 'giving gardens'

Comment by Susan Schuster on January 18, 2013 at 10:14am

Our Twin Cities Corporate Giving Garden Network continues to be of interest to many businesses seeking a hands on method to support access to healthy food, including Minnesota Council on Foundations' corporate audience yesterday http://www.mcf.org/events/20130117-corporations-using-business-obje....  Interested?  Join us at our Spring Garden Summit on February 13.

Comment by Amber Collett on January 26, 2013 at 2:51pm

Thanks for the update, Susan! Have you added that event to the Events Page? Might be of interest to a lot of folks on the Network

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