A Metro Blooms Raffle
Two hours of maintenance
Metro Blooms crews use sustainable landscape management practices and prioritize seasonal non-chemical methods. These include an understanding of the spread and propagation of invasives to employ best-practice (most effective and timely) management strategies, including hand-pulling, digging, torching, smothering, solarizing, mowing, and spraying weeds with organic herbicides. Our crews use only battery-operated landscape equipment. Value: $280. Donated by Metro Blooms Design+Build.
Forest bathing experience for six
Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku, is a practice that involves immersing oneself in the healing and therapeutic atmosphere of a forest. The experience has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and promote overall well-being. This raffle offers a unique opportunity to bid on a guided forest bathing walk from Motz Studios Forest Bathing Experiences, a nationally recognized guide, where you can experience the rejuvenating power of nature first-hand. Value: $240. Donated by Motz Studios Forest Bathing Experiences.
Landscape designer consultation
A Metro Blooms Design+Build designer walks your property with you, answering questions and brainstorming ideas. Property must be within a half-hour drive of our office in South Minneapolis. Value: $150. Donated by Metro Blooms Design+Build.
Medium bouquet of flowers
Flowers for Dreams sources all their flowers from local Midwest farmers and hand makes each bouquet. Flowers will be delivered anywhere in Minnesota. Flowers for Dreams is celebrating 10 years of using flowers to advance causes of justice and charity in the community. Value: $75. Donated by Flowers for Dreams.
Sol Soils basket
Sol Soils provides a variety of premium potting mixes, hard-to-find soil components, and decorative soil toppers designed for plants of all varieties. They select and hand-mix the best ingredients to produce fast-draining soils with effective conditioners that allow more time between waterings — less water used and time spent on plant chores, a win/win — and protect against root rot, the number one killer of potted plants. Value: $150. Donated by Travis Thein.
A Darker Wilderness, two signed copies available
A Darker Wilderness is a vibrant collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory. In A Darker Wilderness, a constellation of luminary writers reflect on the significance of nature in their lived experience and on the role of nature in the lives of Black folks in the United States. Edited by Erin Sharkey, a writer, arts and abolition organizer, cultural worker, and film producer based in Minneapolis. Items are signed by Sharkey. Value: $20 each.