Summer Tour: Dave Crawford Gardens in St Paul

Saturday, July 20th, 2024
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Dave Crawford Gardens in St Paul

Public Welcome Free Event Home Garden Tour

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2024 *
Dave Crawford Gardens in St Paul
Limited Space | Registration Opens July 9
1:00 to 2:00 pm | Guided tour for 10 people walking the Buffalo Grass pathways
2:00 to 3:00 pm | Guided tour for 20 people along areas above and below the gardens

Dave's LEED** home and surrounding gardens overlook Lake Como. The landscape consists of four rain gardens planted in 2020 and a large lawn-replacement garden planted in 2022. The plantings are 95% native, with a pollinator value preference, and are landscaped to retain or slow-flow precipitation run-off. Plants include a mix of dry prairie, shade-tolerant, and moisture-tolerant species. Pollinator species diversity is documented, and has shown an increase each year since installations.

Dave is a retired career Naturalist for the MN Department if Natural Resources (1975-2009). His long experience of teaching and a passion for the natural world, has made him a reservoir of native plant habitat knowledge, that he readily and skillfully shares. He currently volunteers as a Naturalist Mentor.

**Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a green building certification program used worldwide.

*In the event of adverse weather conditions, tours will be rescheduled for the following day.

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