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COVID-19 and Metro Blooms

  The COVID-19 pandemic presents great challenges in our daily lives. The health and safety of the community and our staff is utmost in our minds as we adapt our work to the situation. We hope this page is helpful in explaining our operational changes. We will continue to update this page as we keep

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Thank you for contacting us! You will receive an email confirmation of this request, and another email when your consultation time is scheduled and confirmed by one of our designers. If you’d like to get started in the meantime, our consultation will include a virtual walk-through of your site and you will have some homework

Happy Birthday, Riverside Plaza Raingarden!

Residents and other community members helped us plant this raingarden at Riverside Plaza on June 18, 2019. This video, by Yordanose Solomone, Metro Blooms Equitable Engagement Manager, celebrates the raingarden’s first birthday and features a song written for it by Riverside composer Ardo Muse and singer Abdihakiin Aden Farrah.* It may be the first raingarden

Corcoran + Phillips Pollinator Project

The Corcoran + Phillips Pollinator Project helps residents in the Corcoran and Phillips communities of Minneapolis create pollinator habitat in their yards. It provides one-on-one consultations with landscape designers, training on how to care for plantings, plants, mulch, equipment, and labor to help people install bee lawns, pollinator gardens, trees and shrubs — at a…  Read More

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Neighborhood of Raingardens Consultation Scheduling

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Neighborhood Projects

For over ten years, we have worked with neighborhoods, cities, and so many other partners to install accessible and functional projects with their residents.

Rapson Hall Raingarden

The Rapson Hall raingarden is designed to connect two existing overflow catch basins in a grassy bio-infiltration area in the courtyard outside of Rapson Hall at the University of Minnesota. The existing site was made up entirely of turf grass and offered very little infiltration of stormwater runoff. This design employs deep-rooted native plants to…  Read More

Victoria NORG

Victoria and Shorewood Neighborhood of Raingardens

This project was a partnership of the cities of Victoria and Shorewood to engage residents in efforts to improve water quality of Lake Virginia, an impaired body of water, by installing approximately 15 raingardens and a shoreline restoration on residential properties around the lake.

Riverside Plaza

This project works to transform the impermeable concrete landscape and improve outdoor livability at Riverside Plaza through participatory landscape design, installation, and care focused on stormwater management and urban habitat. This resident-centered design project is conducted in partnership with the Riverside Plaza Tenant Association (RPTA) and property managers. Since the start of planning in 2018,…  Read More

VLAWMO Community Blue

Metro Blooms partnered with the Vadnais Lakes Area Watershed Management Organization (VLAWMO) to engage schools, businesses, churches and community organizations in the installation of stormwater management practices. The six participating properties included the White Bear Montessori School, Children’s Discovery Academy, Vadnais Heights Fire Station in partnership with the Vadnais Heights Rotary, Vadnais Heights Elementary School,…  Read More

Ryan Lake Neighborhood of Raingardens

This program was for installation of raingardens in the Ryan Lake Watershed in the Victory Neighborhood of North Minneapolis in 2013. Metro Blooms and the Victory Neighborhood Association identified sites that offered high runoff capture potential, helped alleviate flooding, and offered potential for homeowners to learn the importance of protecting water quality in nearby Ryan…  Read More

Waite Park NORG

Waite Park Neighborhood Association

Since 2017, Metro Blooms has worked with the Waite Park Neighborhood Association to help residents in the installation of raingardens to protect water quality. This area drains to the Mississippi River, and this project has resulted in the installation of 48 new raingardens that capture rainwater runoff. Metro Blooms provided individual site consultations and raingarden…  Read More

Schmidt Lake NORG

Schmidt Lake Neighborhood of Raingardens

The Schmidt Lake Improvement Association worked with Metro Blooms in 2011 and again in 2019 to protect water quality in the Schmidt Lake Watershed. Schmidt Lake flows to Bass Lake and ultimately to Shingle Creek, thereby affecting downstream water quality. The goal of this project was to intercept rainwater runoff from residences that flowed to…  Read More

CommonBond Raingarden Maintenance

We work with two Common Bond housing sites: Kingsley Commons in North Minneapolis, and Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi in South Minneapolis. At Kingsley Commons, we inspect onsite raingardens and work with property management and landscape staff to share maintenance recommendations and provide training. At Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi, we care for the raingardens…  Read More

Sentyrz Market

Metro Blooms worked with Walt Sentyrz, Nelco Landscaping, and the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization to install raingardens, a trench drain and a native prairie that capture 100% of the runoff from this site in Northeast Minneapolis. Native plants throughout enhance stormwater capture and provide pollinator habitat. Because the stormwater practices here capture runoff before it…  Read More

Minneapolis Public Schools Maintenance

Metro Blooms works with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to maintain and inspect stormwater management practices at more than 20 sites district wide. These practices include raingardens, underground infiltration systems, permeable pavement, and wet ponds. Metro Blooms takes a sustainable, pollinator-friendly approach, and does not use herbicides. Vegetation management includes hand pulling weeds, planting and seeding…  Read More