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 Ave N. The housing building is part of PPL’s work in the Minneapolis Foreclosure Recovery Plan,which is supported by the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Metro Blooms is pleased to partner with PPL for the project, combining property redevelopment with a beautified landscape that protects our clean water.
PPL commented in a press release that “We are thankful to Metro Blooms and area businesses for helping us achieve an ecofriendly solution for this renovated property, as well as welcoming environment for new residents” (Chris Wilson, PPL Director of Housing & Development). New residents of the building will also have the opportunity to learn about raingardens and helps to plant the new garden.
Local businesses that have contributed their time and resources to the project are:
- Ecoscapes Sustainable Landscaping
- Ecoscapes Native Nursery
- Hedberg Landscape and Masonry Supply
- By the Barrel
- Boy Scout Troop #90 from St. Paul