Urban Garden Program

People working in a city garden

The Arboretum has been providing creative and engaging outreach programming into urban neighborhoods for nearly three decades.  In that time, the Urban Garden Program has grown from neighborhood garden sites for children to now include: an experience-based garden curriculum, aligned to Minnesota's science standards, with a focus on science and nutrition, delivered to 200 children annually; a garden-based youth employment program which focuses on developing entrepreneurial and leadership skills for 50 youth each summer; and opportunities for exposure to higher education environments provided to all children and youth participating in the Urban Garden Program.

Kids working in raised garden beds
Woman educating students in an urban garden
Student washing carrots

Learn more about our program opportunities!


Registering for Classes

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 

Member Perk!
Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

Call 612-301-1210
or email: [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.