Many thanks goes out to the five Target volunteers who joined Metro Blooms for an afternoon of planting! It was a beautiful Friday afternoon to be working outside, and the group’s energy was palpable. With their help, over 800 individual holes were dug and then filled with native plants.
Local landscape company Earth Wizards restored the two raingardens and brought Metro Blooms on to lead a volunteer planting in front of and behind the Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi Elder Housing in the Phillips Neighborhood. The gardens are designed to intercept runoff from the building’s sidewalk, roof and parking lot before the water finds its way through storm sewers and into the Mississippi River. They will also supply local pollinators with habitat and food, and provide the building’s residents with the opportunity to enjoy native plants and wildlife.
If you or your business would like to help at one of Metro Blooms’ installations in the future, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Bly is a MN GreenCorps member serving with Metro Blooms