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Alternative plantings can be found throughout campus. A majority of these plantings are in areas that would otherwise hold sod, a high maintenance method of landscaping. Low maintenance alternative plantings help to diversify the look of our campus as well as reduce our carbon footprint.
Native and alternative plantings are becoming a common sight on campus. Many of these plantings are adapted the northeastern Minnesota climate and require little to no maintenance, once established. Rain Gardens reduce and slow-down storm water runoff. They can be found around along College Street, near the Labovitz School of Business and Economics, and near Ianni Hall.