Northland College is participating in “No Mow May,” an initiative aimed at fostering a better habitat for bees and other pollinators.
Throughout the month of May, the Northland College maintenance crew is leaving some areas of campus—roughly 50 percent—untouched by lawn mowers. Lawns in high-traffic areas and near buildings are still being maintained in advance of Commencement and associated outdoor events late in the month.
“No Mow May” signs from the City of Ashland have been placed around campus in areas that are part of the program.
Executive Director of Information Technology and Facilities Todd Pydo notes that “Northland continues to work on expanding our pollinator habitat in alignment with our Bee Campus commitment. We look forward to expanding native flowering landscapes, orchards, and sustainable landscape practices.”