St. Cloud State Voted Best Community Garden in the State of Minnesota

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I was thrilled to see Saint Cloud State University’s Community Garden made headlines as the best community garden in the state of Minnesota (as voted by WCCO readers) -- I could not agree with you more! As a former student at SCSU, I completed my senior level course work focusing on the sociological and political aspects of food. In addition to our typical classroom course work (extensive reading, research, and writing), we also...

Macy's Presents: 'The Secret Garden' Flower Show

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It is very evident that Minnesotans are in dire need of a taste of spring after this long winter season. Even though we may have to wait several more weeks until we get what we want, the Macy’s Flower Show has presented a little fresh air for us all.

For five decades, the downtown Macy’s 8th floor auditorium has held this spectacular show. Each extravagant display was designed by Bachman’s that showcases...

'The Secret Garden' Flower Show at Macy’s in Minneapolis

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My dear readers, I know that winter has continued wearing on everyone’s sanity so I will keep offering you news of spring-themed events as medicine. Minneapolis is among a select handful of cities that annually hosts Macy’s Flower Show in its fullest form. This flowery tradition has lasted for more than half a century (a long time ago it was Dayton’s department store that did it), but this year it couldn't have arrived at a better time! With the highs struggling to climb above freezing as April approaches, fresh leaves and vibrant flowers are exactly what our senses need. ...