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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…

Lawns to Legumes coaches offer know-how and encouragement

Orapat Sivatanpisit planted her first garden this past summer. It’s in her front yard, in what was once all lawn. The bees are happy. So is Orapat. Her goal was to create a pollinator garden, and she succeeded — with a little help from a friend. She planted her garden after receiving a cost-share grant…  Read More

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…

Environmental Justice Hub

The Environmental Justice Hub (EJ Hub) is intended to be a co-created space to advance both personal and professional knowledge, understanding, language, and applications of equitable practices. This network of environmental professionals and community members aims to create a multi-level framework of our leadership, our partners, and our broader community that centers understanding and accountability…

A Pollinator Project That Soaks in Rainwater

A Lawns to Legume Story Another participant project from Lawns to Legumes, a Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources program supporting residents to create pollinator habitat in their yards through cost-share grants and other resources. I had the good fortune to move next door to a landscape architect. Though retired, she was willing to…  Read More

Coaching Information

This page provides information for Lawns to Legumes coaches. So what do coaches do?  Many people who receive cost-share grants have never had the opportunity to do a pollinator-focused planting project. Coaches are volunteers who provide assistance on navigating the Lawns to Legumes program. If you’re interested in becoming a coach, you can learn more…

Privacy Policy

Who we are Our website address is: https://bluethumb.org. What personal data we collect and why we collect it Comments When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from…  Read More