This is a fundraiser to kick off the Sustainable Backyard Network, the official non-profit producer of the Sustainable Backyard Tour. If you've enjoyed the Tour for the past 8 years, now's your chance to support it--and meet up with us and each other! Tickets are $15 in advance through EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-sustainable-shindig-tickets-47560962118
21 O'Fallon Street
William A. Kerr Foundation Building · Saint Louis, MO
The 8th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour is a free, self-guided, open-house-style tour of green spaces in and around St. Louis. Showcasing many aspects of sustainable living, including organic gardening, beekeeping, stormwater management and more, the tour takes place on Sunday June 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Don’t miss this chance to see first hand how others have integrated sustainable living practices into their lives and learn what you need to know to go green!
Yard descriptions and tour maps will be available at select locations and online beginning in June. For more information and to register to attend, visit the website www.sustainablebackyard.org
Learn about green burial at Bellefontaine Cemetery, including what green burial entails, its history, how Bellefontaine Cemetery performs it, and the prairie restoration that is currently underway to provide space for green burial.
Kyle Cheesborough, Horticulture Supervisor at Bellefontaine Cemetary
Come tour the largest urban farm located in a US downtown! Covering 2.5 acres, the Gateway Greening Urban Farm grows 8 tons of food a year through the help of volunteers and City Seeds clients. Never heard of City Seeds? This unique job training program is offered in collaboration with the St. Patrick Center, providing 10 week programs that combine green industry skills training with therapuetic horticulture for individuals overcoming homelessness, additiction, and other personal challenges. ---
Gateway Greening offers free tours, talks, and workshops across St. Louis. Please help us continue to keep events affordable for all by making a $5 donation at the event!
Cover crops are highly underutilized in the urban environment. Learn how to build organic matter, suppress weeds and add nutrients to your soil with cover crops and green manures on the Gateway Greening Urban Farm.
Gateway Greening’s Urban Ag Classes are meant to instruct on innovative, small farm practices at an intermediate level. Our goal at these gatherings is to demonstrate up-to-date growing techniques focused in an urban setting while sharing knowledge about how to become a better grower on small-to-large swaths of urban land.
Hello, you are invited to the next Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex. We'll have a guest speaker that I think you'll find interesting and motivational. Sim Van der Ryn, a celebrated architect and 'eco-pioneer', will share his experiences with creating sustainability plans for both California and the Netherlands and will engage the audience in exploring how a network of Irresistible Ecovillages could assist the St Louis region.
Sim will speak at 5:15, but sessions and networking begin at 3:30. Feel free to attend all or part of the Lab. At the same time as Sim, in another room we'll be talking about how to get more produce from area farms to the St. Louis market.
The Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex is free and open to everyone interested in having productive conversations about sustainability. To see the full agenda for the September Lab and future ones as we get them planned, visit: http://www.onestl.org/get-involved/regional-initiatives/sustainability-lab
The Sustainability Lab @ T-Rex is a hub of collaboration for people working on, learning about, and advocating for sustainability. Initially established as a regular meeting time for committees associated with OneSTL(the regional plan for sustainability), the Lab, as a partnership with T-Rex, will provide open space for innovation, creativity, and problem-solving.
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri is excited to once again to present the Arbormeisters Homebrew + Craft Beer Festival!
Tickets available here. (https://arbormeisters17.eventbrite.com)
Each homebrew includes at least one ingredient sourced from a tree! Enjoy these unique brews while enjoying the natural setting of Forest ReLeaf's Communitree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park. All proceeds benefit Forest ReLeaf's mission of "planting trees, enriching communities." Attendees will have the opportunity to rate the various brews and vote for their favorites; may the best homebrewer win!
ArborMeisters also includes CommuniTree Gardens nursery tours, Missouri native trees for sale, raffle prizes, Frankly Sausages food truck with food for sale and additional food and beverages.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $50 for VIP and $35 at the gate and includes a tasting glass, light snacks, water, and unlimited sampling! Don't wait to purchase - this event is capped at 200 attendees!
VIP Admission includes early entry (12:30pm), ArborMeisters gift bag and preferred parking.
We strongly encourage that you bring a designated driver. Designated drivers receive free admission.
Enjoy the taste of fresh tomatoes? Think you've got the best tomato crop in town? Bring your favorite bounty and join us for a tomato tasting with gardeners from across St. Louis in the Demonstration Garden - just for fun!
The Green City Coalition (GCC) is sprouting from the Urban Vitality and Ecology Initiative to connect neighborhood residents with partners and seek opportunities for funding to design, install and maintain public green spaces that align with local priorities and interests. GCC focuses on neighborhoods where access to nature is constrained by decades of disinvestment in low-income neighborhoods. Low-income residents facing higher rates of unemployment and crime do not have the “luxury” of seeking out connections with nature. Transparency, collaboration, and community engagement are vital to the success of the GCC, which is grounded in a with‐not‐for approach to community‐based conservation in the St. Louis region.
Guest Speaker - Rebecca Weaver, Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative Coordinator
Please help us to continue to provide tours and other educational events around St. Louis by contributing a $5 suggested donation at the event.
Come celebrate the people and vegetable gardens of Waterman Boulevard in the Central West End! We will meet at the Central West End Farm (5057 Waterman Blvd) on Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. Together we will tour the Central West End Farm, Greenleaf Garden at First Unitarian, and the CRC Mitzvah Garden. After the tours we will all convene for a fun and fellowship picnic with food and drink provided!