After a successful planting of some native plants in my garden earlier this summer, I decided to take another plunge … Continue reading What happens when landscapes ‘go dormant’?
This past week I joined seven residents of the Ecumen Point Pleasant Heights senior living community in Chisago City for … Continue reading Chisago City residents sweep the streets for cleaner water
I have a Halloween book. It’s a book I’ve read almost every October since I was a teenager, and it … Continue reading “For there was the Tree.”
Stenciling and cleaning storm drains, interacting with public officials, organizing workshops, burying underwear in my garden, walking crop fields, wading … Continue reading ‘You’ve been educated!’ Lessons learned from a summer of environmental education.
After working with our basin agronomist this past summer – meeting farmers, making videos for our YouTube channel, and in … Continue reading Connecting the dots between farming, weather, risk management, and soil health
One of my favorite things about my job is that I’m always learning something new. While much of what I … Continue reading Conservation Potpourri: August edition
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!