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Brooks Landing

Brooks Landing Apartments is an affordable housing complex for seniors comprising 110 units on almost two acres in Brooklyn Park. Since 2019, we have been working with residents on redesigning…  Read More

Brook Gardens

We’ve been working with the Brook Gardens community since 2019. Community members were co-creators in this project to create more resilient and livable outdoor spaces. Residents set priorities for the…  Read More

Ecosong: Plant a Song in Your Garden

How can you make beautiful music for beautiful gardens? Through Ecosong, an environmental music project that connects musical creators, community organizations, scientists and others to advance stewardship and make inspiring environmental music. Its song garden program matches musical artists from the community with specific gardens. The artist(s) create music for the garden, and Ecosong produces…

Thank You for Your Donation

You will receive an emailed receipt for your records. Your gift to Metro Blooms is tax-deductible.  Per current IRS regulations, no goods or services were provided in exchange for this gift. Because Metro Blooms is a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 41-1358663), we may also be eligible for a matching gift from your employer! Go to…

Our Roots, Our Work

Metro Blooms grew out of a volunteer-powered garden recognition program, the Minneapolis Garden Awards program, which was first established by the City of Minneapolis’ Committee on the Urban Environment (CUE). Between 1979 and 2016, hundreds of trained volunteer evaluators visited thousands of gardens, every year recognizing and celebrating excellence, and inspiring a proud culture of…

Landscape Redesign: Working With the Community

Inviting a community’s residents to be part of redesigning their landscape helps to create outdoor space more responsive to their needs and increases the likelihood of their stewardship of the space. Currently Metro Blooms is on this journey with tenants at Brook Gardens, a rental community in Brooklyn Park where we recently finished our first…

Northside Commercial Corridor Projects

We are working with community partners to develop projects focused on clean water investment in Near North Minneapolis neighborhoods. We partnered with Harrison Neighborhood Association to recruit three businesses, Venture…  Read More

Northeast Minneapolis Commercial Corridor

This revitalization project brought clean water projects and native habitat to businesses and organizations on Central Avenue and nearby. The projects were on small, urban, almost completely impervious sites, so…  Read More

Summer Internship: Learning About Raingardens

One thing interns are sure to learn about at Metro Blooms is raingardens. This summer we hosted Althea Kuzniewski, an environmental studies major at the University of Minnesota. Althea came to us through the U’s Institute on the Environment, in an internship supported by Ecolab. She had the job of visiting and assessing raingardens we…

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Virtual Consultation Request Confirmation

Thank you for contacting us! You will receive an email confirmation of this request, and another email when your consultation time is scheduled and confirmed by one of our designers. If you’d like to get started in the meantime, our consultation will include a virtual walk-through of your site and you will have some homework…

Southeast Como Traffic Diverter Raingarden

A raingarden in a traffic diverter, in Southeast Minneapolis. This project involved putting in bollards (the posts) which helps direct traffic properly. Partners include Southeast Como Improvement Association, Mississippi Watershed…  Read More

Happy Birthday, Riverside Plaza Raingarden!

Residents and other community members helped us plant this raingarden at Riverside Plaza on June 18, 2019. This video, by Yordanose Solomone, Metro Blooms Equitable Engagement Manager, celebrates the raingarden’s first birthday and features a song written for it by Riverside composer Ardo Muse and singer Abdihakiin Aden Farrah.* It may be the first raingarden…

COVID-19 and Metro Blooms

General Operations Updated: July 29, 2021 The health and safety of the community and our staff is utmost in our minds. Metro Blooms has determined our occupational risk for COVID-19 to be low risk. We are therefore allowing employees the option of returning to in-person work at our office. Metro Blooms is not currently requiring…

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Who We Are Metro Blooms is a nonprofit that partners with communities, property owners, organizations and local governments to create resilient landscapes and clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity, and inclusion to solve environmental challenges.

Neighborhood Projects

For over ten years, we have worked with neighborhoods, cities, and so many other partners to install accessible and functional projects with their residents.

Rapson Hall Raingarden

The Rapson Hall raingarden is designed to connect two existing overflow catch basins in a grassy bio-infiltration area in the courtyard outside of Rapson Hall at the University of Minnesota.…  Read More

Riverside Plaza

This project works to transform the impermeable concrete landscape and improve outdoor livability at Riverside Plaza through participatory landscape design, installation, and care focused on stormwater management and urban habitat.…  Read More

Ryan Lake Neighborhood of Raingardens

This program was for installation of raingardens in the Ryan Lake Watershed in the Victory Neighborhood of North Minneapolis in 2013. Metro Blooms and the Victory Neighborhood Association identified sites…  Read More