Green Yard Workshops and Raingardens
Another example of joint educational activities are Commission-sponsored rain garden workshops. In collaboration with the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission, Metro Blooms, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to eco-friendly gardening education for residents of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, has developed a program of workshops that are offered to citizens at minimal cost.
These workshops help explain how you can help keep our lakes, rivers and streams clean by the simple changes you make in your yard care choices. The workshops explore the latest in healthy yard care practices, including proper use of fertilizers, disposal and reuse of yard waste, keeping sidewalks ice free and managing runoff onsite. It is designed to move participants quickly from an overview of healthy yard care practices to a completed raingarden design for their property with one on one assistance from Metro Blooms landscape designers and Hennepin County Master Gardeners.