Master Gardeners of Dakota County recently assisted the City of Mendota Heights and other volunteers in creating a pollinator garden at City Hall. Take a couple minutes to watch the video summary of the project and its goal to protect and provide for pollinators. The gardens is a great way for residents to see many beautiful, easy care native plants and get an idea of how the plants could be used in their own gardens to provide for pollinators, other insects and wildlife.
Join friends and neighbors for the Friends of Diamond Lake Annual Meeting at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church! Hear the keynote speaker, Dakota County Master Gardener and pollinator expert, JoAnne Sabin, speak on pollinators and the importance of providing and maintaining their habitat.
Friends of Diamond Lake is a nonprofit, proactive, citizen-led organization dedicated to restoring, protecting and improving the natural resources of Diamond Lake and its watershed. Founded by a group of neighbors in early 2008, it is led by residents from the neighborhoods in the Diamond Lake area in South Minneapolis.
JoAnne Sabin’s love of gardens, nature, and nutrition led her to become a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener in 2004 and a beekeeper in 2005. She has been teaching gardening and honeybee related topics throughout Minnesota since 2004, including presentations at garden expos, garden clubs, beekeeping groups, schools, community education, master gardener meetings, and both the Dakota County and the State Fair. She has been gardening in Minnesota for 30 years and her other interests include photography, camping, and volleyball.