Growing and Giving

Since 2011, The Donation Garden located in Orono, MN has planted, harvested and delivered fresh, healthy produce to local food shelves. 100% of the produce grown is donated to those in need.

The Garden has continued to grow and thrive through the extraordinary generosity of community-minded individuals and businesses. Our success comes as a result of generous hearts and hands who view feeding people as the simple act of giving back.

We are proud to partner with Harvest Moon Co-op and Otten Bros. – our neighbors in Long Lake, along with Riverbend Farm and Minnesota Green – a program of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Special thanks to Heliotrope Garden Design and Waterfront Restoration for the amazing organic matter provided and delivered. And thanks to the cities of Orono and Long Lake, Minnesota for providing our beautiful space and precious water.

With their generous support, we are able to support WeCAN, Maple Plain Food Shelf, Gillespie Center, and the Monthly Community Church Meals. Their mission is the same as ours...creating community and providing healthy, fresh produce.

Together, we continue to give the gift of fresh produce from the community and for the community. Please support our partners...they keep us growing!

Click here and check out our 2017 slideshow.

Click here and check out our 2018 slideshow.