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.

HDT continues to practice social distancing.

Please contact us for programming updates.

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. 

Pine River

Learn about the virtual and in-person options coming up for Back to Basics 2022.

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

Something for Everyone

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Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Tiny Turtles Winter Session
    Mon, Dec 13
    Hunt Utilities Group
    Dec 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – Feb 28, 2022, 11:30 AM
    Hunt Utilities Group , 2331 Dancing Wind Rd SW, Pine River, MN 56474, USA
    Outdoor Preschool Program
  • Back to Basics 2022
    Sat, Jan 22
    Jan 22, 10:00 AM – Feb 24, 6:00 PM
    Back to Basics is the premier sustainable living event of north-central Minnesota! For 2022, there will be both virtual and in-person workshops, along with an outdoor fair in the spring.

Our Garden

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

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