The Living Lab

5508 South University Ave
Fargo, ND 58104
United States
The Living Lab is a river bank restoration demonstration area when teachers can bring their students to an outdoor classroom to see different varieties of plants and how they survive in this setting. It also will allow a home owner to see different species of plants that can be planted to restore river bank erosion.

Garden Information

Garden Components

Garden Type/Components

Plant Types: 
Native Plants
Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs

Community Benefits

People's Gardens can benefit communities in many ways. For example, they can be used to help raise awareness, educate the public, and provide outreach on several issues such as: healthy eating and lifestyles, natural resources conservation, cultural and intergenerational connections, sustainable agriculture, or environmental education.
raise public awareness
education site
provide outreach
beautification
improve air quality
improve water quality
demonstrate water conservation
improve soil health

Sustainable Practices

What practices, methods, or techniques are being used or demonstrated to help conserve and protect our natural resources?
using native species that are naturally tolerant
perennial species
using plants to attract beneficial insects
reducing or limiting the use of pesticides
using cover crops to control soil erosion and imporve soil health
using drought tolerant plants
controlling erosion
controlling storm water runoff
using plants that provide food, cover, or shelter to wildlife