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Oakdale: Evening in the Garden

If you only spend time in your yard when pushing a mower... it might be time for a change. 

How can you transform your yard into an outdoor living space that is attractive and family-friendly, provides wildlife habitat, and helps to protect nearby water resources? Enjoy a summer’s evening with neighbors and get helpful advice from Master Gardeners and Conservation District staff.

Come to this free informal, outdoor workshop to 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 workshop is sponsored by the East Metro Water Resource Education Program, Minnesota MasterGardeners. and City of Oakdale.

Thanks to Marge and Steve Sagstetter for hosting!
Stop by anytime, 6:30-8pm on Aug. 4: 1625 Hydram Ave. N, Oakdale 55128

Please RSVP to Marge Sagstetter at

Head to our Planting for Clean Water page to learn about free site visits and grants for water-friendly gardens.