Going Native With Shoreline Restoration

From green concrete to pollinator haven

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 that was once a bog.

Carol Rothe and a team of dedicated volunteers are working to restore the shoreline with native plants. Many of these came from milk jug pots, a good way to start native seeds in the dead of winter. Starting native seeds is an exercise in patience, however. It can take up to three years before the transplanted native seeds mature and bloom.

For more information on the plants they have in their restoration, click the link for the full article below.

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