Pints ‘n’ Plants
Pints ‘n’ Plants is a casual, free, and open to the public gathering of interested individuals who meet every third Wednesday of the month. Guest speakers share knowledge in their field and conversation follows. Past topics of conversation have been, Gardening in the Dead of Winter, Rain Barrels & Water Collection, Backyard Chickens and more.
Pints ‘n’ Plants:
Held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 PM
4465 Manchester Ave., 63110
April 18th – Healing Horticulture
Speaker: Rachel Deffenbaugh of Missouri Botanical Garden
Therapeutic horticulture is the practice of using plants and plant-related activities to improve one’s well-being. Learn about the mental and emotional benefits of nature and how to mindfully turn your gardening experience into a therapeutic one.
May 16th – Forest Park Owls, Hiding in Plain Sight
Speaker: Mark H.X. Glenshaw, Naturalist
Mark’s talk, Forest Park Owls: Hiding In Plain Sight, will cover how he found these owls, basic facts about the species, and the different behaviors he has been able to see and document with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors.
June 20th – Plant Healthcare: How to Care for Tree Pests Sustainably
Speaker: Danny Moncheski, Community Forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation
Join us as we discuss strategies to optimize woody plant health in your garden while minimizing the need for chemical treatments and harsh fertilizers. We will also highlight common pests of St. Louis, as well as new and emergent pests of the past year to help highlight what to look for in 2018.
This event is open to the general public with a $5 suggested donation.
Gateway Greening’s Pints ‘n’ Plants is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration.
Phone:(314) 588-9600 ext. 112