Metro Blooms

A nonprofit organization

What We Do

Our mission: Metro Blooms partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental challenges. 

Metro Blooms partners with communities to heal our environment. We build relationships with local organizations and leaders that create a foundation for tailoring environmental investment to community needs. We focus our work in places that have been disproportionately impacted by environmental harm, and we work to create healthier landscapes through climate-resilient practices like rain gardens, other stormwater best management practices, native plantings that support pollinators, and more sustainable alternatives to conventional lawns.

We connect communities to green infrastructure funding and we get projects in the ground. The result is more accessible, beautiful outdoor spaces that match community members’ priorities, from environmental considerations to social connection and training and employment opportunities. We also work with small businesses and other local institutions to improve their property through greener practices. We manage the Blue Thumb–Planting for Clean Water partnership of local government, landscape contractors, native plant nurseries, nonprofits and volunteer groups. Blue Thumb is the education program of Metro Blooms.

The work to protect Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and pollinators, creating resilient landscapes for all of our communities, starts with each of us. Your gift helps us all get there.

Organization Data


Organization name

Metro Blooms

other names

Blue Thumb

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Environment Community Economic Development

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


3747 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407


651 699 2426

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