Evening in the Big Backyard

  • Big Backyard - Grabowski Home 9652 55th St N Lake Elmo, MN, 55042 United States

How can you transform a large lot into an outdoor living space that is attractive and family-friendly, provides wildlife habitat, and helps to protect nearby water resources?

Visit two Lake Elmo homes with yards that exemplify the concept of living beautifully with nature. Get ideas for your own yard and learn how you can:

  • Incorporate gardens, natural areas, and spaces for play into your yard;
  • Manage drainage and erosion issues using raingardens, swales, dry creeks, and other techniques that add visual interest to your yard and help to protect local water resources;
  • Create habitat for birds and wildlife on your property;
  • Tap into resources available through the Washington Conservation District, your Watershed District, and Master Gardeners to get started.

This free, informal outdoor workshop is sponsored by the City of Lake Elmo with support from the East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Minnesota Master Gardeners. Our hosts are Lake Elmo homeowners, the Grabowskis (9652 55th St. N.) and the Jurans (9784 57th St. N.). 

For more info or to RSVP, contact Angie Hong at 651-275-1136 x.35.