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February 11, 2011

Thoughtful Landscapes in a Changing World

The Minnesota Project is proud to announce its second Centered on Sustainability Community Discussion Series event scheduled for Thursday, March 17th. The Discussion Series is a grassroots effort started by The Minnesota Project to engage and educate Minnesota community members about current sustainability and conservation topics and how each person can personally make a difference.

Our March event, sponsored by Bachman’s, Thoughtful Landscapes in a Changing World will give practical solutions anyone can employ to building landscapes that work within Minnesota’s Changing Climate. Climate change will stress our landscape with hotter summers and less frequent, but more intense, storm events. These, among other effects, make it clear that it is time to increase carbon sequestration (by plants) and decrease fossil fuel consumption.

Learn new ways to build and manage your landscapes to create a healthier, more resilient environment. The presentation and follow-up conversation, led by The Minnesota Project board Member, Fred Rozumalski, focuses on solutions to the problem of climate change, and specifically, landscape techniques that reduce the use of fossil fuels, fertilizers, pesticides, and water while increasing carbon sequestration. It begins with the basics: soil, water, and plants.

The event will run from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bachman’s Heritage Room 6010 Lyndale Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55419.

Light appetizers, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Suggested donation of $20 is appreciated. All proceeds from this event go directly to benefit The Minnesota Project and its programs

Attendees are asked to RSVP online at or call The Minnesota Project at 651-789-3325.

The Minnesota project would like to thank Bachman’s for providing the venue and advertising for this event.

About the Speaker: Fred Rozumalski is a landscape architect practicing sustainable land design ecology through Barr Engineering Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He strives to create diverse, ecologically sound and beautiful landscapes that function to meet people’s needs and desires.

A believer in the power of every landowner’s potential to help regenerate ecological balance, Fred has developed a specialty in designing
practical landscapes that sequester carbon, harvest storm water and conserve energy.

His work ranges from writing city-wide green infrastructure plans, to restoring native ecosystems, to designing corporate urban environments that feature perennial food crops.

Fred is also a lecturer on issues of water conservation and human adaptation to our changing climate. His most recent accomplishments include co-authoring a Minnesota DNR – sponsored book, Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality, and winning a National Design Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards for the innovative design of a sedge meadow restoration and interpretive
boardwalk at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Fred holds degrees in Horticulture, Ecology and Landscape Architecture

by Tatum Marinkovich

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