Happy Dancing Turtle, Hunt Utilities Group open house is Aug. 18 in Pine River

The tour will show off the innovations being invented in Pine River

Hunt Utilities Group garden
Hunt Utilities Group will host an open house with tour Aug. 18, 2022. This is the HUG garden.

PINE RIVER — Everyone is invited to take part in the Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

The event is co-hosted by Happy Dancing Turtle and Hunt Utilities Group/HUG Hydronics.

Happy Dancing Turtle is a nonprofit dedicated to growing good stewards of the planet by providing education, programs and experiences for youth and adults that inspire wonder and empower change.

Hunt Utilities Group is an engineering design corporation dedicated to promoting resilient living through proven engineering design and innovative research.

Participants will see the demonstration garden in its seasonal glory and hear about growing techniques that promote soil health. The campus chef will provide snacks and drinks highlighting produce grown on-site.


Tour the Old Main building and learn about sustainable building techniques as well as environmental and resilient-living education for kids and adults. Discover how Happy Dancing Turtle is partnering with area producers and ranchers to develop and implement holistic grazing and agroforestry plans.

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“This is an opportunity to see what we do first-hand and ask questions. Whether you are someone who already practices sustainable living, or someone who is curious about it or just always wondered what the heck happens on our campus, we hope you’ll join us,” Executive Director Quinn Swanson said in a news release.

In the Mani (Manifesting) Shop, visitors will see the latest innovation for heating, HUG Hydronics, and get an up-close tour of the system. The designers will be available for questions.

"One of the best parts of my job is seeing the eyes light up of folks who take a tour. When they see the research campus we built, from the gardens to the buildings to the art to the provocatively clever engineering, I beam with pride and we're eager to show it off," Hunt Utilities Group President Ryan Hunt said in the news release.

Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus is located at 2331 Dancing Wind Road SW in Pine River. The free event is for all ages and no RSVP is required.

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