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Spring Native Plant Sales in Minnesota

It’s almost time for a new growing season! We’ve put together a list of upcoming native plant sales in the Twin Cities Metro and throughout Minnesota. Sales will be continually…  Read More

Lawn Care for Pollinators: Beyond No Mow May

Minnesota bees are rising from their winter slumber. Some native bees overwinter underground; others are cavity-nesters and find refuge in hollow sticks and stems. Different bee species emerge at different…  Read More

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Creating My Pollinator Garden

A Lawns to Legumes Story A recipient of a state Lawns to Legumes cost-share grant shares how she came to plant her pollinator garden. Lawns to Legumes, a program through…  Read More

Pollinator Meadows

Pollinator Meadows are expansive areas full of a diversity of native plants, much like the original prairie that covered the Great Plains. These can be started from seed, all at once. You may find, though,  that establishing one is easiest “bite by bite” by starting a smaller garden and then converting more turf to native…