Pollinators play an essential role in Minnesota’s ecosystems. They help plants reproduce; healthy plant populations provide food and habitat to other wildlife and help to…
Healing Roots Summer Fundraiser on Aug. 25
We nurture partnerships rooted in and sustained by the communities we work with. Join Metro Blooms for a conversation with our environmental justice advocates and hear from members of one community partnering with us to create healthier landscapes where residents can thrive. (Check the raffle items, too!)
Consultation, Design and Install
In this video, designer Mike Morrison walks us through a landscape renovation he designed for an urban lot, replacing lawn and shrubs with native plantings that include a raingarden, winding rock wall and salt-tolerant plants in a boulevard garden. Projects like this start with a consultation.
This program provides resources for at-home projects that provide habitat for at-risk bees, butterflies and other pollinators, and grants to support Minnesota residents to install a project. The program comes through the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR). Blue Thumb, a Metro Blooms program, partners with BWSR to provide resources and manage cost-share grants. Sign up here to be notified about grant opportunities. Learn more about Lawns to Legumes and creating pollinator habitat here.
We want to keep our workplace, staff and others as safe as possible during this time. For more about our COVID-19 policies, click here.
Our Work Recognized
- We were part of Brook Gardens: Clean Water + Livability, a multi-partner project that received a 2022 Environment Initiative Award! We worked with residents of Brook Gardens, in Brooklyn Park, to co-create more resilient outdoor spaces. Read more about it.
- We received the Minnesota Erosion Control Association’s 2022 Environmental Leadership Award! This honor recognizes leadership in advancing effective erosion and sediment control and stormwater management in Minnesota. Learn more.
Volunteer With Us
Get involved! We could use your help at community planting events and in other ways. Go to the page below where you can sign up to learn about future opportunities.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges. View our 2020 annual report. We are also conducting a capital campaign for our new home.
Metro Blooms is proud to coordinate the Blue Thumb program, a partnership promoting ecologically sustainable landscapes that reduce runoff, improve water quality and protect pollinators.
Blue Thumb Workshops
“How-to” workshops for DIYers focusing on earth-friendly actions to make your yard more resilient.
In-person or virtual visit with a landscape designer for your property. This can be a first step to a design.
Metro Blooms helps community stakeholders to be meaningfully involved in participatory clean water and green infrastructure projects that promote equity and environmental justice.
Landcare & Maintenance
We offer onsite maintenance services to keep your stormwater management practices functioning and beautiful.
From restoring native plant communities in a floodplain to managing vegetation at a solar farm to deploying goat herds for buckthorn removal, Minnesota Native Landscapes…
Introducing our new logo! It features a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) in keeping with our work to promote native planting. And the stem and leaf are…