• Community Engagement

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

    Our commitment to equity

  • Metro Blooms Design and Build sign in yard with flowers

    Consultation: a one-hour visit with a member of our Design + Build team

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  • Our Capital Campaign

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

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  • 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 consultation.

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Lawns to Legumes

This program provides resources for at-home projects that provide habitat for at-risk bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The program, through the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, also offers cost-share grants to Minnesota residents for this. Cost-share grants are managed by our Blue Thumb entity.  Sign up here to be notified about open applications.

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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

Metro Blooms storefrontWe 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.

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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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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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