World Garden Commons is Prairie for the People
The Fargo Project isn’t alone in trying to restore a habitat that supports birds and pollinators. Much of what is planned for the World Garden Commons stormwater basin at Rabanus Park in Fargo includes prairie restoration, as does the Audubon Dakota’s Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative. The initiative includes 1,000 acres along 28 Red River miles and supports pollinators, wildlife and recreation.
NDSU researcher Jesse Riley has 25 plots to study the best seed to plant for hardiness, durability and what will prevent invasive species from encroaching into the valuable prairie ecosystem. As with the Audubon initiative it will take 3-5 years for the prairie at World Garden Commons to mature.