The Sustainable Turf Renewal and Improvement Project needs you!

Beth El members start work at the August 6 kickoff for STRIP.

Announcing STRIP — the Sustainable Turf Renewal and Improvement Project! By replacing the grass strips around the parking lot at Beth El with native plants, we will:

  • Decrease our carbon footprint (no mowing)
  • Create a home for pollinators
  • Educate our community and neighbors about sustainable landscaping practices

We kicked off the project on August 6, 2023. Let us know if you’re interested in our ongoing efforts:

  • Donating native plants
  • Watering and monitoring plant progress after the plants are in the ground
  • Making signs and preparing educational materials

We would like to promote sustainable garden practices and educate folks on native plants on an ongoing basis. To this end, we’re creating a database of possible donations of native plants that will be most beneficial to pollinators, birds, and other animals. We have many beautiful plants in the existing Beth El garden, but most are not native to our region or to North America (including hosta, day lilies, peonies, and vinca). Use the form to tell us about what plants you can donate. Once we have a design and have prepared the beds, we will contact you for your donation.