• Consultations — now including consults for bee lawns and pollinator patches

    An hour-long visit in your yard by one of our design team members. Ask questions and brainstorm ideas!

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  • 2021 Blue Thumb Workshops

    Attend one of our workshops via webinar! This year you can learn about resilient yards, bee lawns and planting for pollinators!

  • Community Engagement

    We engage with communities to co-create opportunities for resilient landscapes.

    Our commitment to equity

  • Our Capital Campaign

    Your investment means we have more resources to support the communities we partner with. Thanks! Artist: Ava Barry

    Invest in our Capital Campaign

  • Neighborhood of Raingardens 2021

    A program for neighborhoods and cities to help residents make their yards more resilient.

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  • Building Community Capacity within Affordable Housing

    Resident-centered design involves the community in decision-making and stewardship, benefiting those most impacted.

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Join Our Team: Director of Engagement

We are looking for a Director of Engagement to guide our efforts in creating equitable opportunities for folks to participate in environmental and community resilience projects. This position leads the engagement team and administers and oversees program operations.

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Apply for a Lawns to Legumes Grant

A new round of grant funding for Minnesota residents who want to create pollinator habitat in their yards is open! Apply for up to $300 in cost-share funding for projects including pocket plantings, pollinator lawns and meadows and pollinator-friendly trees and shrubs. The deadline is Feb. 15. Grantees will be notified in March. Apply through our Blue Thumb program:

Lawns to Legumes Application

Covid-19

We have made modifications in our work due to the pandemic. We want to keep our workplace, staff and others who we interact with as safe as possible. For more information, check below.

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Ask about an install

We have availability this season for install work for raingardens, boulevard plantings and pollinator gardens.

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Volunteer with us

Get involved! We could use your help at community planting events and in other ways. More information:

Volunteer 

Monthly Maintenance Live Stream

Did you know that we do a regular Facebook Live Stream on seasonal maintenance? Metro Blooms Co-Director of Design Rich Harrison talks about maintaining your yard and answers your questions. Watch the most recent one here:

July Maintenance Live Stream Q & A

Metro Blooms

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 conducting a capital campaign to raise $400,000 for our new home. Learn more.

Give to Metro Blooms

Blue Thumb

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.

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Workshops

For do-it-yourselfers, sign up for a Blue Thumb  workshop to learn about creating a more resilient yard, bee lawns and planting for pollinators!

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Consultations

In-person or virtual visit with a landscape designer for your property. This is the first step to a sustainable landscape design. You can also ask for a bee lawn or pollinator patch consult.

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Equitable Engagement

Metro Blooms helps community stakeholders to be meaningfully involved in participatory clean water and green infrastructure projects that promote equity and environmental justice.

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Landscape Maintenance

We offer onsite maintenance services to keep your stormwater management practices functioning and beautiful.

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