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Boys Into Gardening (B.I.G.)

Identifier: Tretter:-415

Content Description

1 box of material on Boys Into Gardening - membership lists, photos

Scope and Contents

Collection includes organization files, including information about members, events, meetings, news, letters sent to members, and various photographs of events and gardening.


  • 1993 - 2013


Boys Into Gardening was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, Twin Cities gay men's gardening group. Glenn Rath organized the first meeting, and Jeff Nelson suggested the name and acronym (BIG) for the group at their second meeting. The Boys Into Gardening mission statement declares: "We are an informal group of gay men who share a common interest in gardening. As a garden club we are dedicated to realizing our goals; to promote an interest in gardening in all forms; to increase our knowledge and skills of gardening; and to network and socialize with other members." The group has meetings once or twice a month for gardeners of all experiences.


1 Linear Feet (1 flat box with papers and photos)

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Condition Description

need to rebox

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area