Planting For Clean Water… and Pollinators!
Support our new state bee, convert your
Lawns to Legumes
Blue Thumb is proud to partner with Minnesota’s Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to promote and implement the new Lawns to Legumes program, aiming to help residents convert at least part of their lawn to flowering plants that provide wildlife and pollinators with habitat and forage. Minnesota is home to over 450 native species of bees, many of whose populations are declining. One of them, the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, was the first bee in the continental US to be labeled an Endangered Species. We hope to provide enough habitat to help the species rebound, and in the process create a beautiful, blooming, buzzing landscape that protects pollinators as well as our natural bodies of water.
The second application period for individual support grants is open. Follow the link below to learn more about the Lawns to Legumes program and apply for an individual support grant. You can also sign up through BWSR to receive updates on the Lawns to Legumes program. We are offering Train the Trainer and Individual Support workshops throughout the state. Check our Events page for the latest!