I noticed yesterday that dozens of new trees had been planted along South Highway 3, from the rodeo grounds to Jefferson Parkway. I then noticed that the Nfld News had an article about it, Tree planting along Hwy. 3 in Northfield nearly finished and so I headed over to the blog at Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping where Deb Knecht has the story, The Greening of Northfield:
Last year, the Northfield Garden Club’s President – Mrs. EdDee Imm, helped the City secure a MnDOT grant for $10,000 to be used to beautify the City. It was determined that one of the areas that needed “help” the most was along the Hwy 3 corridor from the Cannon River to Jefferson Parkway.
EdDee approached us regarding the trees. The City of Northfield and the Northfield Garden Club, in a cooperative effort, purchased the 64 trees from us and we donated all of the labor and other materials used to plant the trees. Each year we give back to the City of Northfield with donations and this year, it is the Hwy 3 beautification project. This donation amounted to $4,000 in labor, equipment costs and materials.
The Garden Club also has received funds to be used to cover the costs of watering these trees for two years which is a commitment under the grant. We will be working with the Garden Club on keeping these trees well watered for the next two years!
Our crew – Jim Westlund, Todd Marnie & Ben Danielson planted these trees which consisted of Elms, Maple, Hackberry, Birch, Crabapples and Oak trees. Once again we are very pleased to have the opportunity to give something back to the community that supports our business each and every year.
Hmmm. Is this a case of LoGro trademark infringement?
On Tuesday night, I sat in on a meeting of citizens who are interested in taking the Northfield Roundtable’s Greening of the Commons to the next stage.
Those present (clockwise from the left): Steve Engler, Bonnie Jean Flom, EdDee Imm, Dave Van Wylen, Lynne Young, Pat Allen, Dale Gehring, Lynn Vincent, Ann Mosey.
There will be others at the next meeting who couldn’t be at this one.
Northfield Roundtable’s most recent document is Framework Planning in Northfield, Sept. 2011:
What is a Framework Plan?
A document of conceptual illustrations to inspire ideas, generate conversation and explore “what could be.” A Framework Plan supports a larger idea of the whole, that is easily lost when individual elements are only considered as separate entities or identities.
Intentions of the Framework Plan
The Framework Plan will always be a work in progress. It is a document designed to be inspirational rather than prescriptive, with an emphasis on what could be as opposed to what should be. The goal is to encourage long-range visioning that will keep Northfield, Minnesota, an attractive and vibrant place to live, learn, work and play…well into the future.
Other recent links related to the Northfield Roundtable and Greening of the Commons: