Events

Fall Community Education ZOOM Class – Fall Perennial Prepping – September 30

The joy of perennials is that they come back year after year…that is if they are prepared for the harsh MN winters. You can save money, time, and headaches by following a few easy steps…

Fall Community Education ZOOM Class – Fall Perennial Planting – September 23

Why should spring get all the glory? While you might not think of fall as a time to get outside and plant new perennials, it actually presents a golden opportunity to do just that. Not…

Fall Community Education ZOOM Class – Fall Lawn Care – September 16

Lawn care can be expensive and puzzling. You will learn some simple tips and techniques that can help you get the best performance out of your yard while protecting area lakes and streams from pollutants…

Fall Community Education Class – September 29

Prairie Plant Stroll Join us for a stroll around the beautifully restored 46-acre Kennedy Community School prairie and pollinator rain garden! We will chat about seed saving, identifying the many Minnesota native plants, and answer…

Free Nitrate Testing for Private Wells – September 9

The Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) be will be co-hosting a FREE nitrate water-testing event September 9th from 2 pm to 7 pm.  Nitrates are the most common contaminant in Minnesota’s groundwater. …

Fall Community Education Class – September 22

Lake George Water Quality History and Improvements Are you interested in learning more about Lake George? From alum treatments to the “swan” pond, there are many interesting secrets the lake holds. Join us to learn…

Native Plants for Wet Ground

Do you have a ditch, shoreline or wetland on your property that you’d like to spruce up beyond cattails and swamp grass? Do you have an area of yard where the grass doesn’t grow because…

Native Plants for Sun & Sand

Do you have a hot garden spot that normally bakes and dries out with the summer sun? Are you tired of watering day after day to keep your garden healthy and growing? There is a…

Native Plants for Shade & Woodlands

Do you have a dark and damp corner of your property that you’d like to bring out of the shadows with blooms and bunchgrasses? Let’s go beyond hostas and the humbugs of traditional green foliage…

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