2022-24 Como Sub-District 4 Lawns To Legumes Project
In April 2022, the Como Community Council was awarded the Lawns to Legume Demonstration Neighborhood Grant through the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)! A group of community members linked to the Environment Committee proposed a plan for pollinator habitats throughout the Como Sub-district 4 Community. Through this grant, the neighborhood between Como Ave, Front Ave, Lexington Pkwy and the railroad tracks will receive up to 15 pollinator habitats including boulevard gardens, bee lawns, a community garden and a pocket prairie (see the green markers on the map below for current installations).
Funding is provided by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) and is targeted in priority areas to benefit the rusty-patched bumblebee and other at-risk species. Boulevard Gardens, Bee Lawns, and the Orchard Rec Center Community Garden were installed by a local organization, Sacred Space. Metro Blooms will consult on the proposed pocket prairie.
South Como Garden Tour Map
The Saint Paullinators compiled a map of the Lawns to Legume Demonstration Neighborhood installations (green) as well as more mature pollinator gardens in the South Como neighborhood (yellow). This self-guided tour will be an inspiration for both new gardeners and experiences native planters. Enjoy!