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Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) - Lawns to Legumes
All people should have food, good local organic food. Families offer their bounty to others and encourage others to grow food in their own yards.
There will be urban growers available to answer questions, talk about their design and experience. Produce will also be available. Take some or share some!
Community Recycling Ambassadors are trained on waste prevention, recycling and composting, and effective communication skills through a six-week course, with one class each week, taught by industry experts and community leaders. Once training is complete, participants commit to volunteering 30-hours putting their skills to work on projects and activities that minimize waste and provide waste reduction, recycling and composting education.
Altlawns member will talk with you about this unique and exciting initiative. They will help you register your square footage and Get on the Map!
Lakota Made LLC
The Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center serves as a hub for community outreach and education that is grounded in the world-renowned bee research of University of Minnesota Scientist Marla Spivak, Ph.D. Displays use macro-photography of flowers and pollinators, and exhibits offer insights into honey bees, wild bees, Monarch butterflies, and other pollinators.
Note: This booth will focus on native bees and other pollinators. Honey bees are not native and not part of conservation and rewilding.
MRVAC promotes environmental awareness, education, and advocacy action, especially relating to the wildlife and habitats of the Minnesota River Valley. We take pride in teaching our communities about the importance of getting outdoors, experiencing nature, and caring for wildlife and the environment.
Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
Bob Dahm will answer your turf questions and help you decide where a shady garden would be a better option.
Prairie Restorations, Inc. was founded in 1977 as one of the first companies in the nation devoted exclusively to designing, restoring, and managing native prairie plant communities. Since then, we’ve grown from three employees in a single location to a full-time staff of over 85 employees in six locations throughout Minnesota.
Prairie Restoration has built a Buzz Fest pre-sale page for us. Order plants, books, and capes for pick up at Buzz Fest! Fall is a great time to plant. If you are a Lawns to Legumes winner this is a perfect chance to put your plans in action - buy to fall plant.
Resilient Cities and Communities - Adopt A Drain
We envision resilient cities and other communities with the ability to not just adapt to change but also thrive in times of turmoil or chronic stress.
Our mission is to support, empower and connect citizen groups and local governments to promote sustainability, with the overarching goal of making communities more resilient to harmful shocks and chronic stresses. RCC advocates for innovative, systemic solutions that promote environmental wellbeing and economic, racial and gender equity.
ReWild Native Gardens LLC
Go Wild, Plant Native! ReWild creates garden spaces that beautify your yard while also supporting a myriad of important native pollinator and bird species. Gardens that utilize native plants (and wildlife-friendly practices) not only provide nectar and pollen but also act as hosts for butterflies and bees - giving them support for their entire life cycle. Your yard and garden can do more for you, and more for the environment.
The Pollinator Ambassadors program is designed to engage new audiences to learn about pollinators and become empowered to teach others. Pollinator Ambassadors receive training and/or materials from experts to spread the word and lead more people to actions to help pollinators.
Wild Ones Prairie Edge
Promoting environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the conservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
Wild Ones Twin Cities
The Twin Cities Chapter of Wild Ones was chartered in 2001 and is one of several chapters in Minnesota. As we have grown, so has our network of native plant enthusiasts, gardeners, landscapers, nurseries and institutions who support our mission of educating the public about the benefits of preserving and restoring biodiversity of our native plant communities, beginning in our own yards and gardens.