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How to Plant for Pollinators

This page is a comprehensive guide on how to create a pollinator habitat. Anyone can use this as a resource! If you are a Lawns to Legumes grantee, there is additional information you need to know highlighted in yellow boxes.

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Trees and Shrubs in a Pollinator-Friendly Yard

Insects are among nature’s more industrious workers, ensuring generations of bountiful and useful plants. We can help them do their work by creating a more pollinator-friendly yard. And when we do so, trees and shrubs have a strong role to play. There are already many other benefits of trees. They serve as a carbon sink,…  Read More

Evolution of a Yard: Conventional Turf to All Native Plants

For Dana Boyle, a Twin Cities metro resident, a Lawns to Legumes grant was part of a yard transformation which had been percolating over several years, and which she writes about below. We visited Dana and asked her some questions about her project. In the following video links, she talks about how she converted her…  Read More

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Minnesota Dragonfly Society Ensuring the conservation of Minnesota’s dragonflies and damselflies through research and education.  

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Mobilizing Minnesotans to Protect Pollinators

In 2020 many Minnesotans enthusiastically rose to the challenge of protecting pollinators in their yards through Lawns to Legumes, a state Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) program to empower people towards a more sustainable and pollinator-friendly Minnesota. Blue Thumb was selected to help put the program into action. A major goal of  L2L…  Read More

Become a Blue Thumb Partner

How Blue Thumb Partnership Works Blue Thumb is a resource hub for creating resilient landscapes. Our network — Blue Thumb Partners — connects those who work in this field with each other and with customers who want to make positive change in their yard. Property owners come to us for expertise. On our website you’ll…