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Rock For Raingardens

It’s that time of year again, you know, the time to dance, be entertained by good music and funny landscape architects and celebrate raingardens!  In other words, it’s time for Rock for Raingardens. Organized by Mark Pedelty, Metro Blooms enthusiast and member of the band Hypoxic Punks, Rock for Raingardens…

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Biography Of The Month

Metro Blooms’ biography for the month of November (I know it’s really December, but only by three days!) is highlighting our executive director, Becky Rice.  Becky may be the only other person in the office right now, but she was going to be our biography of the month anyway because…

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Garden Awards 2012

Metro Blooms hosted their annual Garden Awards last Thursday evening at Columbia Manor to recognize those who beautify our city and protect our environment with their gardens.  The awards were a little different this year as they were a stand alone event instead of part of Blooms Day.  This allowed…

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Hurricane Sandy Affects Water Quality

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy flood water has been contaminated with everything from raw sewage to floating debris to small ocean dwelling organisms.  You have to wonder, “where will all of this water go?”  Most of the water from the storm surge will flow back out to the ocean,…

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Biography Of The Month

Metro Blooms has been thinking, “wouldn’t it be nice if the people we work with and outreach to knew us on a more personal level so we could really connect?”  Okay, not all of Metro Blooms was thinking this, but after attending a workshop on engaging people this past week,…

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Create A Compost Pile With Your Fall Leaves

Now that our warm summer has ended and our trees have all turned yellow, orange and red, we know what inevitably comes next.  I’m sure by now you’ve wondered a time or two “what the heck am I going to do with all of these leaves?!”  Well lucky for you,…

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A Visit To The Garden State

Sometimes it’s nice to see the flowers of another region. Nick, our MN GreenCorps member recently took a trip to New Jersey. Lucky enough, it was right when fields upon fields of Swamp Rose Mallows were in bloom! Here’s some photos of the “Crimson-eyed Mallow”. If your ever out east…

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A Summer Of Garden Awards!

Mpls– It’s time for the Garden Awards! Nominations are being collected until August 6th: Anyone can nominate a garden on our nominations page. Everyone knows a garden or two they pass on their morning commute, lets get them collected and evaluated! You can also sign up to evaluate gardens to help us…

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Blooming Schoolyards

S. MPLS– This Spring, Metro Blooms has been submersed in the world of Environmental Education. To develop the Blooming Schoolyards program, we teamed up with Minneapolis Public Schools and STEM leaders with a busy schedule of curriculum planning and raingarden installations. Lessons were planned to coincide with MN vocab and…

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Metro Blooms On WCCO

Metro Blooms with Sentyrz Supermarket on WCCO 4 News, 4/18/2012 N. MPLS–Lead Landscape Designer Michael Keenan recently spoke for Metro Blooms on WCCO News. Michael highlighted the Sentyrz Supermarket raingarden and explained the fundamentals of raingardens and how they help the Mississippi River. Happy Earth Week!

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