Raingarden Workshops

Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal for spring and summer in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even help mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events.

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  • Get Informed

    Resilient Yard Workshops

    Learn about how to adapt to changing weather patterns in a workshop that includes information on alternative turf, stormwater planning and raingarden construction.

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  • Blooming Boulevards

    Planting Native Plants in Boulevards

    Conservation Corps & Mississippi River Green Team plant Blooming Boulevards around Redeemer Lutheran Church

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  • Garden Awards

    2016 Garden Award Winners Announced

    Every year, dozens of volunteers throughout Minneapolis evaluate close to 1,000 gardens nominated for awards.

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    Award winner Carol Kuechler with Laura Scholl
  • Neighborhood Projects

    Prospect Park

    A Neighborhood of Raingardens project with 15 best management practices.

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  • Commercial Projects

    Black Forest Inn

    A small business reduces property flooding and pollution of the Mississippi!

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  • Blooming Alleys

    Lake Nokomis

    Neighbors transform their alleyways and improve water quality!

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Your donation is an investment in the future of our shared legacy, and will help us improve the health of our urban landscapes.

If you love gardens, clean watersheds and working with your community, join hundreds of others and enjoy the fun!

Metro Blooms Blue Thumb program is a public-private partnership promoting the use of native plants, raingardens and shoreline stabilization to improve water quality.