Blooms Day 2014!


Join us for this FREE annual community event!

Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Kenny Elementary School (view map)
5720 Emerson Ave. So.

Kick off the start of the gardening season with Metro Blooms!
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  1. Big Plant Sale
    Our favorite natives, donated plants, fruits/vegetables, and more! Click here to view the plant list! And you're welcome to donate thinnings from your own garden to receive a 10% discount on 5/2. Here's the scoop:
    • Plants must be potted and labeled
    • Bring to Kenny School on Friday, 5/2 between 4-6pm only
    • 10% coupon valid on Saturday, 5/3
  2. Minneapolis Garden Awards  View the gardens of our recent honored awardees  View the Top Award Winners!
  3. Three Free 30-minute workshops
    • Growing Monarch Habitate 10:30-11:00am (art room) - Vicki Joy Bonk offers insight on aiding in the return of this disappearing butterfly
    • Catch the Latest "Buzz" on Bees 11:00-11:30am (gym) - Bee Keeper, Terry McDaniel, shares tips on these precious pollinators
    • Get the Dirt on Vermicomposting 12:00-12:30pm (gym) - Ellen Sandbeck of Laverms Worms shows you how to manufacture your own Black Gold!
  4. Raingarden Workshops - $10 each Part A 9:00-10:30am (gym) and Part B will be ongoing (library) 1-on-1 time with Landscape Designers and Master Gardeners.  Sign up that morning for both sessions or in advance at
  5. Metro Garden Expo Explore the latest and greatest garden-related products and services offered by over 20 local area businesses. 
    • A Back Yard Farm
    • Blazing Star Gardens
    • Earth Wizards, Inc.
    • EnergyScapes, Inc.
    • Environmental Praxis Coaching
    • Giving Tree Gardens
    • Green Cards
    • Gutter Topper/Rain chains
    • Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter
    • Jan Lynn's Cattail Wind Chimes
    • Juice Plus/Tower Gardens
    • Landscape Alternatives
    • Laverm's Worms
    • Minnesota Honey
    • Minnesota State Horticultural Society
    • Pollination Press
    • Prairie Restorations, Inc.
    • Prolific Plant Probiotics
    • Ray Lehman Home inspector/Solar advocate
    • Sue Prints Plants
    • Tarra Rathai's Avant Garden Photography
    • Terrace Horticultural Books
    • Urban Tree and Landscape
    • Wild Ones
  6. Door Prizes Galore! Sign up when you arrive. New this year! Enjoy locally-sourced, organic cuisine before you head home to plant your great deals from the plant sale!
  7. Dandelion Kitchen food truck on site! New this year! Enjoy locally-sourced, organic cuisine before you head home to plant your great deals from the plant sale!
  8. Great Volunteer Opportunity! Blooms Day is entirely planned and operated by volunteer support. Want to be involved?  Contact