Sustainability has many definitions but the basic principles and concepts remain constant: balancing a growing economy, protection for the environment, and social responsibility, so they together lead to an improved quality of life for ourselves and future generations.
The United Nations defines a sustainable society as one that "meets the needs of the present generation without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The City of Woodbury, Master Gardeners from Washington County, and the Woodbury-Cottage Grove Area League of Women Voters will be sponsoring a fall garden program. Topics include pollinators in the garden and why their numbers are decreasing, the role native perennials play in water quality, and the University of Minnesota's research on pollinators and lawns.
There is no charge for this event, preregistration is not required, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Eagle Valley Golf Course, 2600 Double Eagle Lane
Minnesota GreenStep Cities
The City of Woodbury is now a Minnesota GreenStep City.