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Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to all who invested in our Sustainable Landcare Training program on Give to the Max Day. We raised $6,734 for older youths and young adults to learn to care for natural systems like rain gardens, native plantings and trees. You are helping us grow the roots of environmental stewardship and leadership as participants share their knowledge in their communities. And if you’d still like to help us reach our goal of $8,375, it’s not too late.

 INVEST IN SUSTAINABLE LANDCARE TRAINING 

 

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    Community Engagement

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

    Our commitment to equity

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    Consultations

    Have a one-hour visit with a member of our Design + Build team.

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  • Blue Thumb Workshops

    Make your yard more resilient and Earth-friendly!

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    Our Capital Campaign

    Your investment means we have more resources to support the communities we partner with.

    Invest in our Capital Campaign

  • Neighborhood of Raingardens

    Cities and neighborhoods can make it easier and less expensive for residents to get a raingarden.

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  • Building Community Capacity

    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 Metro Blooms Design + Build consultation.

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Lawns to Legumes: grants for at-home pollinator habitat projects

Apply for a cost-share grant of up to $350 for your pollinator habitat project next spring. Applications accepted until Jan. 18, 2023.  Learn more about creating pollinator habitat and Lawns to Legumes  on our Blue Thumb website.

Apply for a Lawns to Legumes grant

 

COVID-19

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.

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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 2021 annual report or learn about our capital campaign .

Give to Metro Blooms

 

Blue Thumb is the education program of the nonprofit Metro Blooms, and a partnership of local government, landscape contractors, native plant nurseries and others committed to the promotion of native plantings, raingardens, and shoreline plantings. Learn more.

Blue Thumb Workshops

“How-to” workshops for DIYers focusing on earth-friendly actions to make your yard more resilient.

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Consultations

In-person or virtual visit with a landscape designer for your property. This can be a first step to a design.

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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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Landcare & Maintenance

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

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