Our Neighborhood of Raingardens program began in 2009 to support large-scale community participation in the installation of raingardens and to build awareness of raingardens and other actions you can take in your landscape to protect clean water in our environment.
Typically, these projects are a cost share between a neighborhood organization and property owners. Participants attend an educational workshop, Metro Blooms completes a site consultation and raingarden design, and then we work with the Conservation Corps to excavate, haul away soil, and mulch the gardens. We order the plants from one of our nursery partners, and participants plant their own garden according to their design. Through this unique process, citizens play a vital role in protecting water quality, creating habitat, beautifying their neighborhood, and building a stronger community. (More on how the program got started.)
For 2019, we’ll be working in 11 neighborhoods in Minneapolis: Lynnhurst, Bancroft, Kenny, Nokomis East, Armatage, Marshall Terrace, Sheridan, Audubon Park, Waite Park, Logan Park and Windom Park. We’re also working in the following cities: in St. Louis Park, in Plymouth, and in Minnetonka near Lake Minnetoga.
Start a Project
If you are interested in joining an ongoing project or starting a Neighborhood of Raingardens, Blooming Alley, Blooming Boulevard or other neighborhood engagement project, please contact us using the form below.