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Native Plants That Grow in Maple Shade

Maple trees can be wonderful denizens of the urban landscape, growing quickly to provide shade in the summer and glorious colors in the fall. But many home gardeners are challenged by what to plant underneath their maple tree. Horticulturist and native plant enthusiast David Pierson, of Pierson Garden and Landscape, provides some ideas below. Planting…  Read More


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Green Workforce: Sustainable Landcare Training

Demand for a skilled workforce in our corner of the green economy is growing. We’re seeing more and more earth-friendly practices in our landscapes, like raingardens and other strategies for managing stormwater, and native plantings that protect pollinators. We need people with the expertise to care for these practices. The Sustainable Landcare Training program provides…

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Become a Blue Thumb Partner

How Blue Thumb Partnership Works Blue Thumb is a resource hub for creating resilient landscapes. Our network — Blue Thumb Partners — connects those who work in this field with each other and with customers who want to make positive change in their yard. Property owners come to us for expertise. On our website you’ll…

Lawns to Legumes

Lawns to Legumes, a Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) program, provides individual cost-share grant funding and other resources to help Minnesota residents establish pollinator habitat in their yards. Blue Thumb coordinates the individual cost-share part of the program, supporting grant recipients to put in pocket plantings, trees and shrubs, and pollinator lawns…