Entries by Veronica Shukla

Win 1 of 25 Edible Landscaping Consultations

Win 1 of 25 landscaping consultations for ideas on edible landscape design on your own property. What’s in an edible landscape? Fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vines, perennials, and self-seeding annuals designed to operate as an ecosystem. Entry deadline is May 18th, 2020. 25 entrants randomly selected. Entrants must be private or public Rock County, […]

What to Plant in your Boulevard

Last year, the city of Sioux Falls officially made it legal to plant more than turf grass in your boulevard. But what does that mean? Boulevard, in this sense, means the strip of lawn between the sidewalk and the street. It’s also called the right-of-way, the parking strip, and the hell strip (we’ll get to […]

Partnership with Minnehaha Conservation District

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Minnehaha Conservation District! Minnehaha Conservation District was created in 1941 to administer soil, water, and related resource conservation within the boundaries of Minnehaha County in southeastern South Dakota. The conservation district’s mission is closely related to our values, and will be an excellent resource for us in the future. […]

Ode to the Conifer, and Happy Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and all around are brightly lit Christmas trees. The practice of bringing parts of evergreen trees into our homes has been carried out since ancient times. People have celebrated the winter solstice, which falls on December 21st or 22nd for the northern hemisphere, for thousands of years. The winter solstice is the […]

Preparing Sioux Falls for Hard Times

Are you a prepper? Have you thought about prepping? I do, but not exactly in the way you may think. Everyone should be prepared for hard times, because hard times do inevitably come. Whether it’s economic collapse, war, natural disaster, energy decent, or ecological collapse, hard times have happened, and they are guaranteed to happen again. […]