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 virtual consultation with a landscape expert

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.

Registration for Spring 2024 workshops opens Thursday, February 22nd. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on what participants can afford. To be notified of new workshops, sign up for the Metro Blooms email newsletter.

April 2024

Thursday April 18

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resilient Yards: City of Minnetonka
Online (Webinar), MN, United States

Tuesday April 23

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resilient Yards: City of Minneapolis
Online (Webinar), MN, United States

Thursday April 25

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resilient Shorelines: City of Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55346, United States

May 2024

Thursday May 2

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resilient Yards + Shorelines Workshop: Itasca Waters (in-person)
Rapids Brewing Company, 214 N Pokegama Avenue, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744, United States

Tuesday May 14

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resilient Yards Workshop: City of Edina
Online (Webinar), MN, United States

Thursday May 16

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Resilient Shorelines Workshop: Crow Wing SWCD (in-person)
Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Offices, 322 Laurel St, Brainerd, MN, 56401, United States

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