Native Rain Garden Takes Root in St. Cloud

By YES! Coordinator Kristine Madsen Members of St. Cloud North Jr. High YES!┬áTeam gathered together 130 6th-8th grade students on May 6 to plant a 9,000 square-foot native rain garden on the school grounds. For the YES! students, the planning of the garden began months in advance of planting day. The YES! students chose the rain garden project because they wanted to beautify the school grounds as well as capture, channel, divert, and make the most... [Read More...]

Native Plants and Monarch Butterflies

By YES! Coordinator Sarah Gainey On Friday, February 26, middle school students from North Junior High in St Cloud and Sartell Middle School immersed themselves in learning about the importance of native plants and got their hands a little dirty to help monarch butterflies! Both teams have potential native plant garden projects in the works at their schools and used this day to help move that project along. At their respective schools, students first... [Read More...]