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About Us

The Lakeville Area Garden Club was formed in 1990, in Lakeville, Minnesota with a vision to:

  • Improve gardening skills

  • Serve our community and meet new friends

  • Exchange experiences and ideas

  • Build a finer appreciation of the beauty of nature

 

Adults 18 years or older and living in the Lakeville area are welcome! We have members throughout the South Metro, including Lakeville, Farmington, Burnsville, Rosemount, Shakopee and more.

Area residents are welcome to join us at one of our non-restricted monthly events to learn about a gardening topic while also experiencing firsthand all that our club has to offer. Membership is only $26 per calendar year and you'll be able to begin enjoying all of the benefits--monthly events, community activities, connecting with other gardeners and more! Please see our MEMBERSHIP page to join, or RSVP to one of our non-restricted upcoming EVENTS.

See below to meet the officers and find out more about our club.

Current Officers

Meet our current officers! 

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LAURA THOMPSON

President

Laura grew up in the Lakeville area on a small farmstead south of Lakeville, which her and her husband Michael purchased from her parents. Laura's mom was one of the founding members of the Lakeville Area Garden Club in 1990, and held the role of the first President of the club.

 

She is a lifelong gardener, first helping her parents on the farm and now growing her own robust vegetable gardens on the same property.  Laura operates a produce farm during growing season and enjoys her homegrown veggies, fruit, and home canned goods under Minnesota's cottage food law.  She is an avid canner and puts up hundreds upon hundreds of jars of canned goods each growing season.

Outside of the growing season, Laura also teaches band part time.

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DEANNE THEBERT

Vice President

Deanne grew up in Centennial Colorado and moved to Rosemount in 2005. She became an LAGC member in May 2017. She is married and has a 12 year old son.

Her hobbies are indoor plants, raised bed vegetable gardening, sewing, needlepoint, and Cricket projects.

Deanne has been a Lunch Lady for over 6 years at a Lakeville Elementary School and  loves her job.

In addition to  her job, she also volunteers with  Hospitality and Community service at River Valley Chapter 35 of Minnesota School Nutrition Association. This organization works to insure that children with food insecurity receive the food/meals they need.

Deanne describes her best day as a day she  can get out into her garden to weed or plant something new, just to see if it will make the cold our winter months. 

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ANGIE LUESCHEN

Secretary

Angie grew up in Rosemount, Minnesota.  After living out of state for several years she moved back to Minnesota and eventually ended up in Lakeville.  She has been a part of the Lakeville Community for over 20 years. 

She had been a Regional VP at a local identification and security solutions provider, but in the last couple of years has gone part time to focus on more “fun” stuff.  She has previously held a position on the Lakeville South Band Board from 2016 to 2020.  She is a member of the ISD 194 Lakeville Area Schools Community Education Advisory Council since 2011, currently volunteers in a wide variety of events and is Service Chair with the Lakeville Lions and most recently became a member of the Lakeville Area Gardening Club in 2023. 

She is married to her husband Steve and they have one adult son, Ryan, who attended Lakeville Schools and also has two dogs, Norman and Indie. 

Angie is not only an avid gardener but also a lifelong learner. She stays updated on the latest trends in gardening and eco-friendly practices, trying out fresh ideas and innovative approaches. When not knee-deep in soil, attending LAGC and Lion’s meetings or events, Angie can be found exploring various gardens in MN and beyond, attending horticulture conferences/events and spending time up north at their cabin in Otter Tail County, where she also started a native shoreline restoration project with help from the County Soil and Water Conservation District..

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Lois Grassl

Treasurer

Lois is a Wisconsin native, retired and living in Lakeville the last 12 years. She started gardening as a teenager, bastard trenching 4 raised beds, yielding 1lb tomatoes. Presently a raised bed garden and a large butterfly garden grace her yard, and this year will start to convert to clover lawn. Other interests are knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning. She resides with husband, David, and Bebe, the yellow parakeet. 

Learn about gardening, share your passion and grow!

Meet the Officers

Monthly Meetings

Ready to be inspired? Attend our monthly meetings to learn, connect with others and share your passion!  See our exciting calendar of events and speakers by going to the EVENTS menu. 

If you would like to attend an evening as a guest, please register so that we can meet and greet you!.

Our regularly scheduled monthly meetings are  held the second Monday of each month at:

Lakeville Area Arts Center-Lower Level

20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville

for the months of January-April and September,  October and November

Our club takes greenhouse and garden tours from  spring through August and we have special events in November and December.

A typical meeting consists of:

1. Enjoying Refreshments and Mingling from  6:30-6:55

2. Educational topic from  7:00-7:55 and a

3. Business Meeting from 8:00-8:45/9:00.

***Schedules can change from month to month so please see each event for specifics locations and times. 

Monthly Meetings
Club Org Chart

Miscellaneous Club Information

Become a member today!

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