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Improving Health and the Planet with Organic Lawn Care (October 4, 2017)
Organic lawn care does more than resuscitate yards; it also brings business partners together. For “Organic Bob” Dahm and Melissa Berg, what started as a client/business relationship grew into a joint Twin Cities-...

Urban Agriculture Spawns North Side Enterprise (September 27, 2017)
Poet/activist Michael Chaney may best be known for the greening of North Minneapolis through Project Sweetie Pie, the urban agriculture and advocacy nonprofit he founded and runs. But his vision goes far beyond gardening.He...

Road Salt and Water Quality (September 26, 2017)
Did you know it only takes one teaspoon of road salt to permanently pollute five gallons of water? Once salt has entered the water, there is no way to remove it and it continues to accumulate. High levels of chlorides can harm fish, aquatic plants,...

Chain of Lakes Partnership (September 13, 2017)
This is the sixth in a series of columns about the history of the Minnehaha Creek watershed. The Minneapolis Chain of Lakes are among the most visited natural resources in the state. Millions of people come to the shores of these lakes each year to enjoy their...

Going Native with Shoreline Restoration (August 22, 2017)
Shoreline restoration may not be a top concern for most congregations, but for members of Colonial Church in Edina, it is a priority in maintaining the extensive grounds that include ponds, raised gardens, and fruit trees—all cultivated on land...

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