In this time of great need in our state, we the undersigned urge you to increase funding to Minnesota State Horticultural Society in the upcoming and future state budgets, supporting programs that directly impact today’s crucial challenges:
Food security – MSHS programs (Garden-in-a-Box, Minnesota Green), classes and publications support new gardeners, community gardens and giving gardens to increase food production and distribution, particularly in underserved communities.
Health – MSHS provides opportunity, inspiration and knowledge for more and more Minnesotans to reap the physical and mental health benefits of gardening.
Community – MSHS events and support for community gardens provide a healthy, safe way for people to be together in a continuing time of isolation.
Environment – MSHS supports pollinator-friendly and native plants, soil and water health, and redistributing 55,000 plants for a healthy, sustainable future in MN.
Thank you for increasing the state’s vital support for the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.