Walking tour of Gardens by U of M Extension's Sustainability Group
On Wednesday afternoon, 7/25/18, representatives of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association (PBSBA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) welcomed a group of members and friends from the University of Minnesota Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnership to the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens (LUMG) located at the Cross Lake Recreation Area. The LUMG project enjoyed early funding support from the Central Region's Sustainable Development Partnership.
The group of about 40 people heard brief opening comments from PBSBA board member, Lynn Scharenbroich, and USACE site manager, Corrine Hodapp. They then dispersed in three groups to the Gardens, where they were treated to interesting information about specific garden sites, and the overall development of the garden; past, present and future.
Creation of the LUMG was designed to shine a light on its namesake, Linda Ulland, a long time PBSBA board member and environmental enthusiast. Each area of the Gardens is intended to showcase her spunky personality and her insistence that the best learning opportunities often hide in the disguise of cool fun.
The LUMG celebrated its grand opening in May of 2017. The Gardens are free and open to the public.