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 raingardens, native plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Use our free online learning series, register for a live virtual workshop, or do both!

While registering for the Resilient Yards Online Learning Series or a live workshop, you can choose to automatically enter our Lawns to Legumes lottery to receive a $400 cost share grant for creating pollinator habitat in your yard. Your yard can bee the change.

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.

We add live workshop dates to our calendar each spring and fall. To be notified of new workshops, sign up for the Metro Blooms email newsletter.

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

Sapling Sponsor:MNL logo, says "heal the earth."

Sprout Sponsors:

Mother Earth Gardens logo

logo for Twin City Seed Company

Seed Sponsors:

Organic Bob

Dogwood Designs

Prairie Restorations