in the community

design forums

Is your school class, block club, church group, or office place ready to go green? In this time of shrinking budgets we need to recognize the assets in our communities and help them grow into a sustainable future!  Community Design Forums are meetings where folks come together to create action plans for moving forward with changes that positively effect their community's environment.

By sharing needs, knowledge, and ideas communities get to know the power within their ranks and discover ways to help grow their green ideas. Facilitated by Giving Tree Gardens owner, Russ Henry, these forums bring together his skills as a professional Earth-Friendly Landscaper, and a volunteer Restorative Justice facilitator. Russ walks through the landscape with consultation attendees and asks them to share their concerns, ideas, efforts, and knowledge with each other as we also draw from Giving Tree Gardens experience in the garden and landscape.

Click here to sign up for a Community Design Forum consultation.

local links

Here you'll find links to some of our business, non-profit, and community partners in growing a more beautiful and bountiful Twin Cities for ourselves and future generations.


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