Our Mission

Red Cedar Gardening believes that all members of our community have responsibility to leave the world around us a better place than when we found it. We aspire to do that through providing gardening services that encourage the use of environmentally friendly landscape designs and practices while creating beautiful outdoor spaces. 



Madeline Leslie has a Master's in Applied Plan Sciences from the Department of Horticulture at the University of Minnesota. She has over twelve years of practical experience including running the Department of Horticulture's Display and Trial Garden, owing a gardening business in Portland, Oregon, and working on an organic farm in Hugo, MNHer latest research was in sustainable landscaping, specifically geared towards improving water quality in urban areas.