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

Halloween Walk on the Wild Side
Sat, Oct 17
Pine River - Backus High School
Oct 17, 7:00 PM – Oct 31, 11:00 PM
Pine River - Backus High School, 810 First St N, Pine River, MN 56474, USA
Take A Walk on the Wild Side! We've hidden 20 (pictures) of the world's most dangerous animals out on the trails of the Pine River-Backus School Forest. Make sure to download or print the take-a-long guide to learn about the animals you'll find on the trail! http://bit.ly/PRWildSideGuide
Driftless Region - Halloween Walk on the Wild Side
Fri, Oct 23
Great River State Trail
Oct 23, 7:00 PM – Oct 31, 11:00 PM
Great River State Trail, Great River State Trail, Trempealeau, WI 54661, USA
Take A Walk on the Wild Side! We've hidden 20 (pictures) of the world's most dangerous animals out on the trails. Are you brave enough to find them all?

Our Garden

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

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