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METRO BLOOMS

Grow. Bloom. Inspire!

Minneapolis, MN   |  https://metroblooms.org

Mission

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. Vision: Engage communities to create resilient landscapes. Values: ecological health; environmental justice; education; inspiration; community engagement and partnership

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Laura Scholl

Main address

3747 Cedar Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55407 USA

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EIN

41-1358663

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

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Our programs

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Neighborhood of Raingardens

We partner with community organizations, cities, and local workforce training programs to make it easier and less expensive for people to put in a raingarden or native planting - protecting clean water and creating urban habitat in their own yard (or balcony - we work with renters too!). This program helps communities build awareness about and support their residents to adopt practices that create resilience and protect nearby lakes and streams.

Population(s) Served

We offer low-cost DIY workshops on sustainable actions home gardeners can take to make their yards more resilient. Workshops cover site planning, raingardens, protecting pollinators, native planting and more. These workshops help to change landscaping norms to support practices that protect the environment especially during a time of climate change and pollinator decline.

Population(s) Served

We conduct our work using an equitable engagement framework and intentionally reach out to partner with underserved communities on environmental improvement projects. We work to ensure that community members are meaningfully involved in decision-making and in implementation, and that the benefits of the work stay in the community. Specific projects include: working with affordable housing communities to redesign their outdoor spaces for resilience and better quality of outdoor living; working with small businesses to implement resilient practices in stormwater and pollinator protection in targeted commercial corridors; engaging with residents in underserved neighborhoods on replanting boulevards with pollinator-friendly raingardens.

Population(s) Served

We coordinate this public/private partnership of local government agencies, landscape contractors, native plant nurseries and others promoting native plants, raingardens, shoreline stabilization projects and turf alternatives to reduce runoff and improve water quality. This partnership works to inform behavior change and bridge the gap between knowledge and action.

Population(s) Served

We teach youths, young adults and landscape professionals how to properly care for raingardens, native plant gardens, and other vegetated best management practices in stormwater. These are highly-sought skills in the green economy and provide another mechanism for us to ensure the communities we work with benefit economically from our work.

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Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of stakeholders or stakeholder groups who agree to engage

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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How we listen

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Financials

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METRO BLOOMS

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Kinara

Alex Kim

Bendu Teage-Kollie

Carol Kuechler

Catherine Menick

Dan Jaker

Jeanette Boit-Kania

John Kinara

Norman Greenberg

Rachael Sterling

Steph Jacobs

Todd Carreno

Travis Thein

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/14/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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