Metro Blooms Workshop

Thursday, April 13th | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Online Class

Home gardeners, take climate action in your yard! The Champlin Environmental Resources Commission (ERC) is sponsoring a Blue Thumb workshop offering ways you can make your landscape more resilient to excessive heat, drought, flooding rains, and other weather-related challenges that we are experiencing more and more.

This workshop is great for do it-yourselfers. It offers an overview of resiliency and information on redirecting runoff, assessing your site, designing with native plants, planting for pollinators, using trees and shrubs, turf alternatives, protecting pollinators and more. There are two parts to this workshop. After registering, you'll receive an online presentation with a series of videos to watch at your convenience. The presentation will include prompts to help you get started on plans to incorporate some of these tactics in your yard. At the workshop, offered virtually, you'll meet in small breakout groups for assistance from landscape designers and other experts such as Master Gardeners. You may also hear about grant opportunities in your city. Bring your ideas and your questions!

To register for the virtual event, go to the Blue Thumb website, or call Metro Blooms at (651) 699-2426.

Blue Thumb is coordinated by Metro Blooms, a nonprofit that partners with communities to create resilient landscapes and foster clean watersheds, embracing the values of equity and inclusion to solve environmental changes.

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Wondering what is a rain garden? Learn more by checking out our rain garden pamphlet.