Author: Great River Greening

Planting pollinator-friendly habitat to celebrate 65 years of community giving

Picture: General Mills volunteers planted a pollinator garden plot at Westwood Hills Nature Center as part of the Foundation’s 65th  anniversary celebration Great River Greening is pleased to be among the recipients of a commemorative grant celebrating the General Mills Foundation’s 65th anniversary. The foundation awarded $100,000 to GRG for a suite of pollinator projects …read more →

PHOTO OP: General Mills volunteers hike to Great River Greening planting event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOTO OP: General Mills volunteers hike to Great River Greening planting event to celebrate 65 years of giving  [October 7, 2018 Saint Paul] More than 100 General Mills employees will leave the World Headquarters in Golden Valley on Tuesday, hike through campus and down the road to Westwood Hills Nature Center, …read more →

Seven Mile Creek Watershed farmers share experiments in cover crops

9-18-2018 By Nancy Madsen It goes a bit against the grain for farmers to plant seed in the summer or fall. But for a handful of farmers in the Seven Mile Creek Watershed, planting cover crops in between rows of corn or soybeans is gaining traction. Cover crops, such as rye, turnips and wheat, have …read more →

Seven Mile Creek watershed hosts cover crop discussion

  By Trey Mewes Sep 13, 2018 ST. PETER — It takes a little work to make cover crops work for farmers, but Marty Mogensen believes it’s worth the effort. Mogensen’s family owns and operates a 2,400-acre corn and soybean farm in rural Oshawa Township just north of Seven Mile Creek. They’ve been concerned …read more →

Shoreline restoration project near Elko New Market welcomes volunteers

By MISTY SCHWAB Restoring the shoreline of Doyle-Kennefick, a planned regional park near Elko New Market, is a volunteer opportunity for those who enjoy planting. Great River Greening is looking for around 50 volunteers to help Sept. 15. (Photo courtesy of An volunteer opportunity Saturday near Elko New Market is open to families throughout …read more →

Field Day in St. Peter investigates the benefits of crop cover interseeding

Farmers who use no-till/strip till and cover crops are featured guests in a discussion on how to build soil health. The discussion will take place at the Cover Crop Seeding Field Day on September 13, hosted by Nicollet SWCD. Other proponents of sustainable farming practices will also speak, including Great River Greening staff member Susan …read more →