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."

Special events:

Using Native Perennials for Attracting Pollinators and Improving Water Quality

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
9 a.m.-noon
Eagle Valley Golf Course, 2600 Double Eagle Lane

Program schedule:

  • 9 a.m. - Welcome and introductions
  • 9:15 a.m. - Erin Rupp from Pollinate MN: Pollinators in the garden – why are their numbers decreasing?
  • 10 a.m. - Break featuring time to visit environmental information tables and mingle
  • 10:15 a.m. - Andy Schilling from the South Washington Watershed District: Using native perennials to protect and improve water quality
  • 11 a.m. - Break featuring time to visit environmental information tables and mingle
  • 11:15 a.m. - James Wolfin, a University of Minnesota graduate researcher: Bee lawn pollinator research in Woodbury and the Arboretum



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