Lawns to Legumes workshops
May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on May 21, 2020 at 6:00pm
Blue Thumb’s 2020 Lawns to Legumes workshops teach sustainable practices and pollinator conservation techniques to create resilient yards.
Participants can choose from three options — Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soils — to learn sustainable practices ranging from installing a raingarden to replacing a conventional lawn to protecting the living earth that makes up healthy soil.
Local workshops include: Resilient Yards, Tuesday, May 5, 6-9 pm, and Turf Alternatives, Thursday, May 21, 6-7:30 pm, at Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St. NE.
In addition, participants will learn about Lawns to Legumes, a new state program offering grants and other support to help Minnesotans protect the endangered rusty patched bumblebee and other at-risk pollinators by putting in native pocket plantings, beneficial trees and shrubs, and pollinator lawns and meadows.
Workshops cost $15 per household unless otherwise noted and will be offered throughout the spring starting in March. Info: https://bluethumb.org/events/ or 651-699-2426.