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Raingarden Workshops

Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal for spring and summer in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even help mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events.

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If you love gardens, clean water and working with your community, come and enjoy the fun! Metro Blooms is supported by hundreds of volunteers who are a core part of our team. Our Garden Award program, over 30 years old and always growing, needs volunteer evaluators who can travel to gardens around Minneapolis in the summer to assign scores to them. Training is available.
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Your donation is an investment in the future of our shared legacy, and will help us improve the health of our urban landscapes.

If you love gardens, clean watersheds and working with your community, join hundreds of others and enjoy the fun!

Metro Blooms Blue Thumb program is a public-private partnership promoting the use of native plants, raingardens and shoreline stabilization to improve water quality.