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May 20

Landscaping Event

Published in 2014

Thought we’d send you a heads up about this exciting event happening at the end of the month!

“Sustainable Landscaping:  Weeds or Wonderful?”

Saturday, May 31st, 9a.m. to Noon; American Indian Resource Center, Gathering Place, Bemidji State University; parking is free

Register at (Max of 30 participants, so sign up early!)

So, what is beautiful landscaping?  Is it a manicured lawn that takes so much time, money, and resources to maintain?  Or is it a space that is rich in biodiversity and promotes the health of people and the planet?   Sign up for this free workshop on Saturday, May 31st, to learn more about sustainable landscaping, including what you can and can’t do with your lot if you live within the city limits.  Local experts will discuss choosing locations and plants to benefit the soil and pollinators, including both native plants and vegetable gardening.  This workshop is geared towards city residents, but anyone can register.  This workshop is sponsored by the City of Bemidji Sustainability Committee, Karvakko Engineering, and the Bemidji State University Sustainability Office.  Presenters will include the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Beltrami County Master Gardeners, the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board, a landscape architect, and a local permaculture expert.

Please direct questions specifically about this event to:

Erika Bailey-Johnson
Sustainability Coordinator
Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, #31
Bemidji, MN  56601

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"Environmentalism does not come in any one shape, size, or look and it is also about protecting people in the places where they live, work, and rear families."
~ Lisa Jackson (EPA Administrator for Sierra Club)