Give to the Max and Grow Metro Blooms!
We are seeking your help in our new backyard project for Give to the Max Day, 2020! Please visit our campaign page for more details. Your gift will be matched by a generous donor, and could help secure a Golden Ticket match from GiveMN!
A bit more about us: Metro Blooms helps people take action at their home, whether that’s a house, an apartment building, or a neighborhood, to help clean our lakes and rivers and to support pollinators — making the green spaces in our communities more sustainable, accessible, and beautiful, and ensuring that clean water investments benefit communities that historically have suffered most environmentally.
How do we do our work? Through partnership. We partner with communities, local governments, nonprofits, nurseries and landscapers and volunteer groups to share information and provide resources, technical and physical assistance to create more resilient landscapes and resilient communities, protecting our water resources, creating habitat for wildlife and strengthening social connection through equitable engagement. This includes cost-share programs that help residents install raingardens and long-standing small businesses to improve their property through green space. It also includes working with residents in affordable housing communities to redesign their shared landscapes for better health and quality of life. Our partners also support our Blue Thumb workshops to share information and resources for people to learn about and install these practices themselves.
Just as we strive to ensure our communities are proud of their homes, we have found a new home, our very own building at 3747 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, and are striving to create a safe, welcoming, and inspirational space. It is just blocks from the community center where we were based for many years. Our new home will allow us to deepen our roots and to continue to grow.
We are reaching more people and more communities than ever before. The work to protect Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and pollinators and ensure that we all have access to our natural spaces starts with each of us. Your contribution will help us all get there together. Thank you!