Grassroots Solutions for Global Problems:
Highlights of Natural Climate Solutions

Tuesday, September 8 — 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Meeting on (see link below)

Join us for a conversation about grassroots solutions to climate change. Our speaker, Jim Nelson, emphasizes that “grassroots” refers not only to horticultural roots but also to engaging citizens in our contemporary climate challenges! Jim is a long-time member of the UN Association of MN and has a passionate interest in UN environmental issues. He is a retired corporate finance professional who has had a second career in the ecological restoration of forests and grasslands. Jim will describe the evolution of the concept “Natural Climate Solutions” with examples from Minnesota and abroad and discuss their potential to provide a third of the solution to global climate change in the coming decade.

This is an online presentation. To make a reservation for this event via zoom, go to:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Garden Tour of Dowling Community Garden
Saturday, September 12 — 1:30 – 3:00 pm

We will meet at the garden entrance located at the intersection of 46th Avenue South and East 39th Street in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis. To make a reservation, please send an email to In the subject line insert “September 12.”

Jubilee Tree Planting – Mississippi Boulevard
Saturday, September 26 — 1:30 – 2:15 pm

Join us in planting a Bur Oak or Linden tree on the flood plain slope of the Mississippi River and learn about the site’s natural history. Limited parking is available on Edmund Boulevard. To make a reservation, please send an email by September 19th to In the subject line insert “September 26.” (Space is limited to 12 people.)

Memorial Peace Site Dedication
Friday, October 2 — 1:30 pm

Take part in dedicating a pollinator garden and erecting a Peace Pole displaying a peace message in 12 languages. Participants should meet at 17080 Panola Drive, Lindstrom, Minnesota 55045. Park in the driveway. To make a reservation, please send an email to In the subject line insert “October 2.”


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