Our MissionTo be a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, conservation, research and education. To inspire, entertain, delight, and educate visitors with activities and quality plants in well-designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and natural areas.
Arboretum Fun FactsEconomic Impact: Grape Breeding $36.2M (2007)including grape growing, winery operation, and winery-related tourismGlobal Reach: Over 10M Honeycrisp apples have beenplanted worldwide; apple growers from around the worldvisit the Arboretum to learn from our researchConservation: Center for Plant Conservation memberresponsible for conservation of rare, threatened, andendangered plant species in Minnesota and UpperMidwestAward Winning: Children and Family Programming
Kris Gauthier General Mills Conversation Seeders Susan T. Schuster, Community Affairs, Senior Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Denise Essel, Accounting Supervisor, Cargill Megan Price-Watkins, Community and Public Relations, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Melissa King, Project Management Analyst and Six Sigma Green Belt, Cummins Power Generation
Kris Gauthier General Mills Conversation Seeders Donna Svendsen, Associate Director, Community Action, General Mills Kris Gauthier, Business Development Analyst, Bakeries & Food Service, General Mills Audra Hovick, Senior Applications Analyst, Global Business Solutions, General Mills
Upcoming Events www.bit.ly/EconetworkRomp to Stomp – February 92013 Sustainable Agriculture Summit - February 15-162013 Schoolyard Gardens Conference – February 22Spring Garden Expo – March 8-10Nature Heals Conference - March 14-15Valentine’s Gourmet Dinners, Nature Hikes, WeekendFamily Fun, Skiing and Snowshoeing, and more…..