Chris lives in White Bear Lake, MN with his wife, Colleen, and their four children. Chris is active in community and social justice movements and founded Giving Gardens on the belief he could make positive change in his community.
Partners in Service
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
1884 Whitaker St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Mahtomedi Food Shelf at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic Church
Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf
White Bear Senior Program
Soil & GARDEN FILL
Rehbein's Black Dirt
Our deepest thanks to Matt Rehbein for the discounted screen and nutrient rich top soil.
seeds & started plants
Hugo Feed Mill
Special thanks to Steve "Dr. Pepper" Mariner for the discounted seeds and started plants.
Structural Wood Corporation
Many thanks to Kurt Schumacher and the team at Structural Wood for the lumber donation, and for hosting our garden bed launch site.
Universal Forestry Products Inc.
Thanks to John Lesher and the team at UFPI for the lumber donation.
Thanks to Jana and the team at JL Schweiters for the lumber donation.
Abbott Paint and Carpet
Dr. Paul and Mary Anderson
John and Sandy Buyense
Church of St Pius X
Paula Comstock and Vickie Rein
Doffin Family Eye Care
First Presbyterian Church of WBL
Galena Law Firm
Phillip and Kristin Hicks
Paul and Mary Hoff
Hugo Lions Club
Joel and Rachel Juen
Rolf Lowenberg-DeBoer & Liv Christiansen
Michael and Sylvia Lovett
Sara Catrin Magnusson
Paul Moss and Craig Miller
Parkview United Church of Christ
Ann Marie Peters
Reid and Kelly Plumbo
Steven Ritt & Tammi Becker
Steve and Erin Smilie (Edina Realty)
South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church
Thane Hawkins Polar Chevrolet
Vadnais Heights Lions Club
White Bear Lake Lions Club
White Bear Lake Unitarian Universalist Church
Wildwood Lions Club Foundation
Our 2017 Delivery Launch Team
Chad Ericson and Stephanie Maki
Denny and Monica Shevik
Katie and Mike Roelofs
Sandy and John Buyense
Jenny Djupstrom and Family
Aimee Kueppers and family/friends
White Bear Lake Area High School Ambassadors Club
White Bear Lake Area High School National Honor Society