Thursday, September 20, 2012

HMEG Excursion: Backyard prairie, raingardens and produce gardens Mon, Sept 24th 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Hamline Midway Environmental Group is taking it on the road during the summer of 2012 to visit people and places in the Midway to learn about neighborhood eco-activities. This summer we have seen the hoop house and Cherry & Tim's, checked out how Autumn & Joe have a carless family, and headed out community gardens on Community Garden Day in August.
In September, the HMEG Excursion is to Hannah and Mike's house to tour their full-yard gardensInterested in boulevard gardens? They have that.Got yourself a new rain garden? They have two rain gardens full of wet tolerant natives. Trying to grow a bit of food in your yard? See their produce plot and woody trees and shrubs which provide fruit and veggies. Want to attract pollinators? How about a backyard prairie!  They have got a glorious one with prairie grasses and asters in full autumn color. Their back yard was converted from turf grass to a lovely place where all the plants are either native to Minnesota or edible, and where birds, butterflies and bees thrive.  Hannah is a plant ecologist at the DNR and is a founder of the Horton Park community gardens.
Excursions offer  a relaxed time for a  tour,  and ask a few questions. But equally important, excursions are a chance to visit with fellow Midway neighbors over light refreshments and good company! 
Mon, Sept 24th 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Want to  attend?  Send an rsvp to  or 612-508-4415 and she will send you the address, and keep also  you posted if weather is an issue.

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