Metro Blooms is deeply rooted in our communities, promoting and cultivating beautiful, resilient landscapes since 1979. For years we rented space alongside other non-profits and community organizations at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.
But like a healthy plant with clean water and good care, we outgrew our starter pot, and it became clear that we needed a home that would allow us to deepen our roots, continue to thrive, and give us the base we needed to fully serve our mission. We needed space for a growing staff, for hosting workshops, trainings and community events, and for keeping our tools and equipment together at easy reach. We searched for years, with help from our board, community members and many others. In 2020, we found that space, almost in our own backyard, in a storefront just off 38th Street, at 3747 Cedar Avenue. This moment was a bright spot during a year of great challenge for all of us.
This new space allows us to do more — to reach more community members, to create environmentally resilient landscapes, and to amplify the voices of those typically left out of this work. A reasonable purchase price allows us make the building truly ours, creating a community asset with a pollinator-friendly yard that will double as a a community gathering space with practices that conserve water and reduce runoff. We are committed to investing our resources where they will have the greatest impact — in the communities we work with. Our new home will allow us to grow, bloom and inspire.