Workshops & Online Learning

Beautify your landscape while planting for clean water and pollinator habitat.

Resilient Yards workshops give participants the skills to create their own rain gardens, native plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Use our free online learning series, register for a live virtual workshop, or do both!

Register for the FREE Resilient Yards online learning series

Fill out the form below to gain immediate access to our Resilient Yards Online Learning Series, FREE to all Minnesota residents. The series contains four courses: Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and our new Seed Saving and Resilient Shorelines courses. If you’ve already signed up for the Online Learning Series, the new Seed Saving and Resilient Shorelines will automatically appear when you log in to your account.

All courses contain video lessons written and delivered by experts in the field and numerous do-it-yourself resources that will guide you through each step of your own planting project.

Register for a live workshop with landscape experts

If you find yourself wanting to take the next step after completing these courses, we recommend that you sign-up for one of our live workshops, which you can learn more about below. All of our live workshops include 1-on-1 Q&A time with a professional landscape designer. All workshop registrants are automatically enrolled in the Resilient Yard Online Learning Series as well.

Our live workshops are complete for the spring season. Check back in the fall for more workshop offerings!

Blue Thumb workshops are brought to you through partnerships with local governments hosts and sponsors including: