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.

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