Hennepin County maintains two Eco-yards where residents can learn about environmentally friendly, sustainable landscaping.
2801 21st Ave. South, Minneapolis
Hours: Open every day until sunset.
8100 Jefferson Hwy, Brooklyn Park
Located at the Brooklyn Park drop-off facility
Hours: Check facility hours of operation.
With sustainable landscaping, plants thrive with minimal amounts of pesticides, fertilizers, water and time. Once established, this approach requires less maintenance than traditional landscaping.
Sustainable landscaping techniques also benefit air and water quality by lessening the need for gas-powered yard care equipment and by filtering stormwater.
The Eco-Yards are open for self-guided tours throughout the growing season. Groups can also schedule a guided tour with a landscaping professional by calling 612-348-3777.
Eco-Yard partners include the Green Institute, the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Hennepin Conservation District, the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.
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