Announcing Blue Thumb Raingarden Workshops presented by Metro Blooms!

Media Alert

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Becky Rice

becky@metroblooms.org

612-865-0248

Help keep local rivers and lakes clean with your own raingarden!

Learn how at the 2016 spring workshops hosted by Metro Blooms workshops across metro.

What? Help keep our lakes and rivers clean while creating a beautiful and bee/butterfly-friendly habitat in your yard! This workshop, Raingarden

Workshop: Planting for Pollinators, presented by Metro Blooms will give you an overview of our DIY approach to raingardens and native plants, as well as resources for hire if you need some extra help. You’ll receiverecommendations for your property with one-on-one assistance from Metro Blooms landscape designers and Hennepin County Master Gardeners, as well as information about cost share programs and how you can apply.

When? March-May 2016
Where? 10 Twin Cities metro locations, with more to come!
How/Register? Visit metroblooms.org or call 651-699-2426 Cost: $15* unless otherwise noted.
Why? In a healthy forest, only about 10 percent of the rain that falls each year leaves the forest as surface runoff.  In a developed urban area, more than 50 percent runs off, carrying pollution to our local water bodies.  Raingardens help runoff soak into the soil to be cleaned naturally, provide excellent homes for bees and butterflies, and recharge our precious groundwater.
Who? Workshop presented by Metro Blooms, sponsored by the Cities of Minneapolis, Plymouth, Edina, St. Louis Park and Champlin, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commission, Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission, and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission. Metro Blooms has presented raingarden workshops for the last ten years helping over 8,000 homeowners and businesses install raingardens throughout the metro area.

*You can also mail your registration and $15 payment to Raingarden Workshop Registration, P.O. Box 17099, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Enclose a check, payable to Metro Blooms, and include the workshop location, your name, address, zip code, phone number and your email address.