District 10 Como Community Council

2022-23 Como Sub-District 4 Lawns To Legumes Project

We are excited to announce that 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. The neighborhood between Como Ave, Front Ave, Lexington Pkwy and the railroad tracks will receive up to 5 boulevard gardens, 4 bee lawns, a community pollinator garden, and a pocket prairie.

Through this grant, we will be hosting community meetings to educate neighbors on pollinator habitat installation, pesticide-free maintenance, and how to get involved in the grant work that will be done between May 2022 and May 2023. These meetings will be open to the public and all may participate.

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.

South Como Garden Tour Map

The Saint Paullinators compiled a map of the 2022 Lawns to Legume Demonstration Neighborhood installations as well as more mature pollinator gardens in the South Como neighborhood.  This self-guided tour will be an inspiration for both new gardeners and experiences native planters.  Enjoy!

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