HSG & the Community
At Home Sown Gardens, we believe in the power of gardens to transform lives. We also recognize that there are barriers that prevent many from accessing these havens of peace, tranquility, and inspiration. That's why we make it a priority to seek out ways to bring the beauty of gardens to our communities for the benefit of all of our neighbors.
Through direct and indirect action, we work across many different channels to create a better community for all of our neighbors. We serve on committees to promote environmental practices in our industry. We contribute to scholarships that promote horticulture education to ensure a green future for all. We volunteer with nonprofit groups to plant trees to restore the urban canopy. And we organize service projects ourselves to directly impact our community.
All of these actions are an important part of how we choose to operate and spread the power of “restorative care for your garden and soul!” ™
Community Service Projects
How it works:
Every spring we collect applications from individuals and nonprofit organizations within our service area.
In the past, this has included churches, group homes, senior centers, nonprofit buildings, community centers, and private residences.
After the application period closes, we contact all applicants to get a feel for the project they need assistance with and how we can best serve them.
We then narrow down the field and vote on which one or two projects we will complete that season.
We look forward to opening the 2024 Service Project Application in early Spring 2024!
Volunteering with Tree Trust
We love planting trees! Each autumn we plant trees in North Minneapolis to restore the urban canopy through volunteer events organized by Tree Trust and the Autonomous Collective. Connecting with neighbors and fellow green industry pros while getting good practice at planting potted and bare-root trees, what could be better? Here are some highlights from previous years!
There are so many opportunities to help improve our region, from native seed planting with Great River Greening to helping clean and organize at a local family shelter. We are proud of the work that local nonprofits are doing to make the world a better place, and we are thrilled to partner with them to provide our people power and our energy to support their vital work of protecting people and planet.