More than 30 members of All Saints Lutheran, Cottage Grove, Minn., are responsible for tending the outdoor church campus by weeding, planting, trimming and watering.
The "Gang Green Team" received a grant for a rain garden where more than 40 percent of runoff from the parking lot is gathered, filtered and reabsorbed into the soil.
The church received the city's commercial green garden award and an honor from a local gardening club. A "Go Green" team is now responsible for assessing the church's energy stewardship on a wider scale.
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