Putting Green

It’s a mini-golf course that’s also an environmental adventure! While you’re trying to sink a putt on this 9-hole “green” mini-golf course made of recycled and renewed materials, you will learn about sustainability and the choices your family can make to help protect the environment. There are holes that depict Minnesota’s geography, the impact of pollution, how water is part of the eco-system and the advantages of bio-fuels. There is a shaded picnic area with benches, a solar-powered refreshment stand and a geodesic dome for educational seminars. A hiking trail along the nearby Minnesota River also affords learning opportunities. Field trips for groups of all ages and interests are often given, and educational training on ecological issues is also part of their focus. “Growing Green,” a recent effort at raising vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers, has proven successful, so consider supporting them with a purchase when you visit.

Location: 1927 South Valley (next to 20th South/County Road 37)
Telephone: 507-354-7888
www.puttinggreen.org
puttinggreen@newulmtel.net