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!
- 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
- Minneapolis Garden Awards View the gardens of our recent honored awardees View the Top Award Winners!
- 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!
- 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 http://www.metroblooms.org/workshops.php
- 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
- 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!
- 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!
- Great Volunteer Opportunity! Blooms Day is entirely planned and operated by volunteer support. Want to be involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org