As Tara Iyer reaches down to pull a weed from her lakeshore garden along Green Lake in Chisago County, a … Continue reading Landowners are abuzz with helping pollinators
Every spring, my husband and I have a lawn care ‘discussion.’ By discussion, I mean that we both have strongish … Continue reading They say the grass is always greener…but should it be?
My family recently took a fabulous camping trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. We spent a few days in … Continue reading This summer, find your moment of water zen
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to help support and participate in a field day in southern Washington county, … Continue reading It’s a day for a field day!
In sitting in the last staff meeting for the Washington Conservation District, I kept hearing similar words and phrases across … Continue reading A window into the work of your local soil and water conservation districts
A couple weeks ago, I sat down at the dining room table with a cup of coffee, a scattered selection … Continue reading Confessions of a timid gardener, part 3: Time to get real and PLANT.
This past week I had the opportunity to get out in some farm fields with our recently hired agronomist, Jennifer … Continue reading The lure and reality of conservation tillage
“So wait, is Martin Lake going to be de-listed?” The voice of the woman asking the question carried both hope … Continue reading It takes a village: the journey of getting Martin Lake de-listed
I’ve always been fascinated how water moves across landscapes – when it comes back down to the ground as rain … Continue reading Saving our water one storm drain at a time