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Earth-Kind® Environmental Landscape Management System

The Earth-Kind® Environmental Landscape Management System was developed by scientists at Texas A&M University in the early 1990's. Its mission is to provide citizens with cutting-edge, research-based information regarding environmental landscape management. The Earth-Kind® system applies to all facets of the
landscape such as ornamentals, turf, vegetables, and fruit. 

Areas of emphasis within the Earth-Kind® system have been:

  • Identifying soil and nutrition management strategies which are low input, effective, and recycle nutrients from municipal yard waste thus reducing pressure on overcrowded landfills. 
  • Selecting regionally-adapted cultivars which perform at a high level with limited irrigation, no fertilizers, and no pesticides.

Clay County Earth-Kind® Ornamental Cultivar Trials

  1. Northern Earth-Kind® Rose Trial, Centennial Dog Park, 2600, 15th Ave N, Moorhead, MN.
  2. Kordes Earth-Kind® Rose Trial, Oak Tree Park, Oakview Dr. and 4th Ave NW, Dilworth, MN.
  3. Hydrangea Earth-Kind® Trial, Cottonwood Park, intersection of Bean Ave & Prior St, Dilworth, MN (south side of city).
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