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On The Farm: School's pollinator habitat program sows a lot of hope

On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, a group of 20 students, parents, staff and volunteers gathered on the Wrenshall school grounds to complete the installation of dozens of native flowering plants and trees that will beautify the landscape, attract pollinators, and show learners the food web of plants, trees, insects, and birds. The three-hour event included an overview of the project, a presentation on phenology, work details, and a community meal.

A 300-square-foot plot on the south side of the school building and two 150-square-foot plots on the west side had been left bare after recent constru...