Happy Dancing Turtle

Growing Good Stewards

Through education and collaboration, with sustainability and resilience at the heart, Happy Dancing Turtle has focused on growing good stewards of the planet since 2006. We believe inspiration and empowerment are critical elements in the changemaking process for youth and adults. From soil health and regenerative agriculture to nature play and environmental education we aim to provide programs, experiences, and learning that changes lives.

Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit organization that is home-based in Pine River, MN with a hub in the Driftless Region of MN/WI. 

We cover topics that range from gardening tips to soil health advocacy to outdoor activities to sustainability practices. Check us out!

Serving North Central Minnesota and South Eastern Minnesota / South Western Wisconsin.

Something For Everyone

  • Kids

    Check out exciting events and activities for young stewards.

  • Adults

    Explore programs and resources to guide your sustainable journey.

  • Families

    Grow together through our educational and entertaining offerings.

  • Educators

    Enrich your classroom with curated lessons designed to meet educational standards.

  • Growers/Farmers

     Improve your operations with sustainable practices and techniques.

Support Stewardship

Help grow good stewards by supporting Happy Dancing Turtle's mission to inspire wonder and empower change.


Upcoming Events

Fall Bingo Scavenger Hunt!
Tue, Sep 15
Sep 15, 7:00 PM – Sep 27, 3:00 AM
Join us for a scavenger hunt out in Nature! Can you find all 24 items on our Fall Bingo Card for a chance to win the grand prize? Any ages welcome!

Our Garden

On nearly 2 acres, we endeavor to grow and learn with, through, and alongside the plants and soil.

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