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’?
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
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!
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.
One of the key elements that got me interested in earth sciences in college was the ability to look at … Continue reading Is it a wetland? That is the question.
My Monday got totally derailed. This last Sunday evening, our neighborhood received word that our vendor who manages the prairie … Continue reading Burn, baby, burn: the use of fire in land management and restoration
To read part 1, click here. As I’ve been browsing different websites and resources about planning and designing my native … Continue reading Confessions of timid gardener, part 2: what does ‘soil health’ mean anyway?
In my former life as a river restoration consultant, I worked on a number of projects that looked to improve … Continue reading Challenging the standards of ‘beauty’ for our landscapes
I have many childhood memories of my mom, in her robe, weeding her garden in the early morning sun with … Continue reading Confessions of a timid gardener, part 1: Finding resolution