Native Plant Kit Sale

Pre-order your Native Plant Kits for Monarchs, Songbirds, Pollinators, Shady Areas, Raingardens and Shorelines, Deer-Resistant and Pine Mulch Gardens.


Pollinator Habitat Signs at the plant sale!

The Xerces Society will be giving away 50 free Pollinator Habitat Signs at the plant sale! Support conservation and spread the word about the importance of pollinators by displaying this sign in your yard. Produced by the Xerces Society, this durable 9″ x 12″ sturdy sign is designed for outdoor use. The sign has two holes for hanging, but does not include a post or hardware.

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Bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and moths that support our food and ecological systems are at serious risk. Pollinator habitats provide water quality, carbon sequestration, improve soil health, and other ecosystem benefits.

The goal of the Northeastern Minnesota Bee Friendly Corridor is to support pollinators and pollinator habitat. Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and its partners Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community and Xerces Society, received funding for this project from the MN Lawns to Legumes Program which is administered by the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources

This project builds on the great work of our region’s beekeepers, gardeners, farmers and food producers, as well as the artists and creatives who highlight the importance of pollinators in our lives with their pollinator and honey-inspired art.

Xerces Pollinator Pledge

Bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and moths that support our food and ecological systems are at serious risk. Pollinator habitats provide water quality, carbon sequestration, improve soil health, and other ecosystem benefits.

The goal of the Northeastern Minnesota Bee Friendly Corridor is to support pollinators and pollinator habitat. Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District, and its partners Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community and Xerces Society, received funding for this project from the MN Lawns to Legumes Program which is administered by the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources

This project builds on the great work of our region’s beekeepers, gardeners, farmers and food producers, as well as the artists and creatives who highlight the importance of pollinators in our lives with their pollinator and honey-inspired art.

Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation

Lawns to Legumes Program

Are you interested in learning how to plant a pollinator garden, raingarden, or bee lawn? If so, the Carlton Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is here to help! We can help you pay for your project and assist you through planning, planting, and maintenance. Plus,our help is FREE!

Native grasses, flowers, trees, and shrubs provide a home for honeybees, songbirds, and many other species of wildlife that use the vegetation for cover and food. Low cost and low maintenance, native plantings require no fertilizing, little watering or regular mowing and have a very positive effect on the soil. In fact, their extensive fibrous root systems, which can grow more than 15 feet deep, eliminate erosion, restore soil health and filter pollution caused by sediment, fertilizers and pesticides.

Carlton SWCD staff will give you all the help you need — from where to get your plants to site preparation and planting. We will also provide ongoing maintenance advice to ensure your native planting project is successful!

General questions are more than welcome, and Carlton SWCD staff would be happy to meet at your property and discuss a native planting project with you.

Contact Alyssa Alness, Carlton SWCD to schedule a site visit!

phone: (218) 384-3891 | email: alyssa.alness@carltonswcd.org

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Introducing “Being the Change,” an ecological gardening blog series

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is launching a series of blog posts and videos to showcase ways that Minnesota residents can help pollinators through environmentally-friendly gardening practices.

The first blog post in this series summarizes ways you can support pollinators through the Lawns to Legumes program. Future blog posts will focus on methods of planning, establishing and maintaining habitat.

Read the First Post!

Bee Count Jay Cooke State Park

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Pollinator Advocacy Day – July 11

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Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community (OACC) Pro-Pollinator action | Bee Friendly Events



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