How it works:After you've applied on this form, Metro Blooms will confirm we have an open slot for you or you'll be added to our wait list. Everyone in this year's program will receive an onsite consultation and their own garden design from Metro Blooms. Sometime over the summer (estimate is July or August), teams from the Conservation Corps of MN will excavate the gardens, haul away extra soil, and mulch. Participants pick up and plant their new plants as well as receive lots of information on how to maintain their new garden.
This year the ANA is increasing our subsidies, so residents will pay just $250-$460, depending on the size and design of their rain or native garden. We also have a limited number of additional grants for residents who meet income qualifications to further bring down the cost of a garden. Apply at www.armatage.org/programs/rain-gardens/
Renters are especially encouraged to apply for a rain or native garden. We know that not being the property owner can be a barrier to having a rain or native garden so our Green Team will help you get approval from your landlord and offer assistance to help get your garden established, even if you move.