• Consultations

    An hour-long visit in your yard by one of our designers. Brainstorm ideas! Raingardens, native plantings, bee lawns…

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  • 2021 Blue Thumb Workshops

    Attend a workshops via webinar to learn how to make your yard more resilient!

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  • 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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Reimagine Your Yard

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. Metro Blooms is currently scheduling fall consultations. We can follow up with a design over the winter, and schedule your installation next spring.

Consultations

Apply for a Lawns to Legumes Grant

Get some help to create pollinator in your yard. Apply for up to $300 in cost-share funding for projects including pocket plantings, pollinator lawns and meadows and pollinator-friendly trees and shrubs. Sign up for a FREE informational webinar! The deadline for applying is Feb. 15. Grantees will be notified in March. Apply through our Blue Thumb program:

Lawns to Legumes Application

Covid-19

We want to keep our workplace, staff and others who we interact with as safe as possible. For more information on how we have modified our work, click below.

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Volunteer with us

Get involved! We could use your help at community planting events and in other ways. Check here to learn about future opportunities:

VolunteerĀ 

Maintenance Live Stream

Some practical ideas and tips for seasonal yard maintenance. Watch the most recent one here:

Maintenance Live Stream

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

Blue Thumb webinars for do-it-yourselfers! October and November: Bee Lawns: Fall Focus and Lawns to Legumes informational webinars.

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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 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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