Resilient Landscape Workshop and Self Guided Tours

How to Achieve A Resilient Landscape

Join us on Thursday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. for a Zoom workshop on how to make your lawn and garden not only pollinator friendly and attractive, but also protective of the water quality of our lakes and streams.  Master Gardeners from the University of Minnesota Extension program will discuss short and long term tips on developing a yard that safeguards the environment.  The presentation will help folks assess what they have in their landscape and determine what they’d like to achieve in the garden. It will cover topics such as good soil, the right plants in the right place, dealing with challenges, water quality, maintenance considerations, planting for pollinators, and general garden design principles.  Register here to receive virtual meeting link.

Resilient Yards Self Guided Tour

On June 5 and 6, you’re invited to walk or roll by Tangletown properties that have already implemented resilient yard improvements like rain gardens, native plant gardens, and more. Get inspired by your neighbors’ yards! Register here to receive the locations for your own tour or stop back here where the information will be posted online.

Wanted: Your Resilient Yard for our Tour!

To make our tour a reality, we need residents to volunteer their gardens for the tour.  Could this be yours?  It can be front, back, boulevard, or all three.  Rain gardens – in any stage, bee gardens, gardens with innovative design with the environment in mind, gardens with native plants, pollinator lawns, beneficial trees and shrubs, native pocket plantings, are all welcome.  Please consider participating – your neighbors will be truly grateful to you for offering your garden for the tour.  Please email us your address and your resilient yard highlights and we’ll get you added to the tour.