Now Accepting Applications for LCC’s Ready-Made Pollinator Garden Program

Ready-Made Native Pollinator Garden Program

LCC’s Ready-Made Native Pollinator Garden Program will fund and coordinate the installation of up to 22 pollinator plantings for residents located within the Greater Longfellow Community.

The program is designed to increase pollinator habitat while also educating participants around sustainability and pollinator conservation. Garden installations will include a special focus on creating food sources and habitat for the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, in order to extend its effective range and connect established habitat corridors in and around Greater Longfellow.

This program was made possible through funding from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources’ (BWSR) Lawns to Legumes Demonstration Neighborhood Grant Program.

Ready Made Garden recipients are required to make a $150 contribution towards the cost of the installation.  In cases where this would present a financial burden, scholarships may be available.

After all garden installations are complete, a plant pick-up and educational workshop event will be held for recipients to receive their native plant seedlings and learn about planting and maintaining their new garden. Recipients will be required to do the planting on their own, however volunteer assistance may be available upon request for those who are unable to do so.

For additional information, the full program guidelines can be found here.

Who can apply?

Owners and renters of single-family and multi-family residential properties in the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods may apply. Properties must have an unpaved area of at least 80 square feet for the garden.

Renters must obtain permission from the property owner, including their signature on the required resident agreement.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, May 17th. To apply please visit: https://forms.gle/A4XADBhHU2Y9nuMc8

If you have questions about the program or application, please contact:

Justin Gaarder

LCC Program Manager

justin@longfellow.org