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Earth Day 2012: Teaming Up With Project For Pride And Living

N. MPLS– This Earth Day, Metro Blooms is teaming up with Project for Pride in Living (PPL) to build a raingarden. Not just any raingarden mind you, but a raingarden rich in community initiative. The Earth Day project will complete PPL’s renovation of an affordable apartment building at 2521 Girard…

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And The Survey Says…

Here in the office we’ve been analyzing Raingarden Workshop surveys from years gone past, pulling out  trends and interesting snippets that can point us to a better awareness of our audience, understanding their needs and interests. Here’s a summary of the strongest findings using Pearson’s Correlations to keep you in…

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Spotlight Projects: Spring 2012

All of us here at Metro Blooms are excited for our 2012 projects… we have dozens!  😀There are two however that we’d like to describe more in depth: Urban Homeworks and the Seward Montessori School Magnet. These projects indeed don’t stop at the raingarden themselves. Both promise a high level of…

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Metro Blooms Staff Featured At U Of M College Of Design And Humphrey School

MPLS WEST BANK– Colleen O’Dell is both a Research Assistant in Practice for Metro Blooms, as well as a Masters Student at both the U of M College of Design and the Humphrey School in Minneapolis.  To entwine the worlds of academia and non-profit work, she’s researching the feasibility of…

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The High Line: A Harmony Of Plants, Materials, And Space

NEW YORK– This Thanksgiving, I chose to visit the High Line, a world famous park built on top of an abandoned elevated train line above Manhattan’s West Side.  The park is still under construction, with two thirds of the line already converted into park and the last third targeted for…

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Give To The Max Day 11/16/11

Yesterday was the long awaited Give to the Max Day, and oh what a memorable day it was! The entire 24-hour donation window raised about $13.5 million for hundreds of  Minnesota non-profits… now you don’t see that everyday do you?! Wow! All donations will be dedicated to education, health, disability services, immigration and…

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Powderhorn Leaf Raking 2011

When it comes to late fall in Minnesota we’re all lucky to get a perfect warm sunny day that lands on  the weekend! Last Saturday (11/12), Metro Blooms and local volunteers embraced this fortunate day with a raking project near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. Starting at 9 am with a…

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Blooms Goes Blog!

Welcome to the new Metro Blooms blog! Here is where you’ll be able to dig into all the rain garden extras such as: News, events, affiliates, plant bios and folklore, and much more! We look forward to being blog buddies, feel free to join in the conversation! -Nick for Metro Blooms…

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