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Berthoud awarded grant for educational and eco-friendly garden beds

Post Date:08/21/2019 9:00 AM

The Town of Berthoud was awarded grant money through Northern Water to build two educational gardens that will demonstrate the best in water-efficient and sustainable gardening practices. 

The first garden will showcase planting to attract important pollinators like honey bees and butterflies, and the second will be more focused on xeriscape-style planting—a method of gardening that involves creating a landscape that can be maintained with little supplemental watering. Both will utilize the best techniques for gardening in Berthoud’s semi-arid climate. 

The gardens will be located on the east entrance of Hillsdale park and will not only beautify the area but will provide an educational activity for park visitors. 

Berthoud was one of 12 governments and organizations in the area selected to participate in Northern Water’s Collaborative Water-Efficient Landscape Grant Program, which launched last year. The projects across Northern Colorado include irrigation system upgrades, incorporating

Colorado climate-friendly plants into the landscapes, and turf-to-native-grass conversions, among others. 

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