Category: Ecology

"We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day."

Get Outside

“We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day.” – Henry David Thoreau Our winters, urban environment, and lifestyles drive us to stay indoors. As Thoreau notes and many of us realize, consciously or not, staying in isn’t good for mental health. His remedy: a long walk, even through deep snow, and a…
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January 10, 2018 0
Free events at World Garden Commons in Rabanus Park from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays Rain or shine, the activities are free to attendees and open to the neighbors of World Garden Commons

Reflecting on the Summer Series

The 2017 Summer Series activated World Garden Commons through events and programs focused on culture, art and science. Activities included a mini powwow, water festival, brass concerts, conversations and art projects benefiting bees and people. Summer Series Video: The events were organized by partners deeply involved in the design of the stormwater basin called World…
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November 21, 2017 0

NDSU Generates New Discoveries

North Dakota State University students presented their work during 2017 NDSU EXPLORE, an event showcasing undergraduate research and other creative scholarly activities. This fall, four Natural Resources Management students presented their research taking place at World Garden Commons under the advisement of Jack Norland, Associate Professor of NRM. Don Vererka presented what he and Logan…
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November 10, 2017 0

Students Practice Stream Restoration

  Members of the Natural Resources Management Club and Wildlife Society at NDSU spent an evening placing rocks in the water near the confluence of the two inlets under the advice of Natural Resources Management Professor, Jack Norland, PhD. The World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is the stormwater pond restoration pilot for The Fargo…
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October 10, 2017 0

The Fargo Project Research Opportunity

We need your help. Through conversations and interviews, participation in art activities and public events at World Garden Commons, Rabanus Park, many people have contributed to The Fargo Project through community interest and professional association. Some of you have received an email to participate in a survey to determine how people involved in The Fargo Project…
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September 26, 2017 0

What’s Growing On?

Much of the work at World Garden Commons is to reestablish prairie grass and flowers within the 18-acre stormwater pond. An established prairie can better absorb rainfall, promote soil conservation, provide habitat for animals and is simply beautiful. The Game and Fish Department of North Dakota assembled a guide describing 50 species of prairie wildflowers…
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August 29, 2017 0

Going Native

In 2012 the Rabanus Park stormwater basin looked like the rest of the stormwater basins in the city: short grass, yellow with dandelions in the spring, and home to a few geese. In short, quite ugly. Today, the World Garden Commons basin is becoming a home to a bouquet of prairie grasses, flowers, pollinators, songbirds,…
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August 9, 2017 0

July 30 – Pollinator Party

DAY: July 30, 2017 TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 PM TITLE: Pollinator Party at the World Garden Commons WHERE: Rabanus Park 4301 18th Ave So, Fargo Hosted by: Plains Art Museum Honey bees account for nearly 80% of crop pollination in the US and are essential for a healthy environment. The prairie flowers growing at World…
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July 24, 2017 0

July 16 – Family Water Festival

DAY: July 16, 2017 TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 PM, July 16 2:00 PM Illustrated History with Steve Stark TITLE: Family Water Festival at World Garden Commons WHERE: Rabanus Park 4301 18th Ave So, Fargo Hosted by: River Keepers Families can learn about our wet natural resources to appreciate water in the World Garden Commons and the watershed. Fun…
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July 10, 2017 0

Introducing the Summer Series

Read about the schedule: Summer Series, Sundays 1:00 p.m.  to 4 p.m. World Garden Commons in Rabanus Park We are excited to announce the Summer Series, free events held weekly at World Garden Commons in Rabanus Park from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. The first event in the series will be held July 9. These welcoming…
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June 29, 2017 0