The Center for Water Efficient Landscaping has joined a nation-wide research study evaluating the social, economic, and environmental barriers and benefits of transitioning from high input to low input grasses. The goal is to understand how different campus members evaluate the opportunities and barriers for utilizing low-input grasses in their efforts for more sustainable land management — meeting environmental, economic, and social objectives.
Find out more at: tinyurl.com/lowinputturf
“Higher education institutions are an excellent venue for engaging a range of people in deliberations about alternative futures. Public and private landowners participate in these spaces as students, staff, alumni, and parents. Service providers work on or visit these sites, often for conferences about innovation and critical issues society is confronting.” -Dr. Kristen Nelson, University of Minnesota collaborator