Looking for a Grant to expand your school or community garden? There are a number of opportunities available to the public from local, regional, and state organizations:
Captain Planet Foundation – The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million, for projects that are performed by youth and have real environmental outcomes. Recurring deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects. January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects.
STL Wild Ones Native Landscaping Grant – modest grants for schools, places of worship, and other non-profit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting.
On the Grapevine: What’s Happening around STL?
From amazing projects to upcoming events, we’ll do our best to share interesting news with you here:
2017 Whitney & Anna Harris Conservation Forum – Please join us at The Living World at the St. Louis Zoo for the 2017 Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum on “Environmental Justice”! This event will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 5 – 9 PM, and includes a light dinner for attendees. To learn more about this event and to view speakers, topics, and the evening’s timeline, please download the 2017 Conservation Forum Flyer.
The Soil Web of Life: Reception and presentation by Dr. Elaine Ingham on how to grow healthy plants while improving infiltration rates in your soil. For landscaping and gardening enthusiasts, addressing scales of property from backyards to municipal holdings to corporate and institutional campuses. This event will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6-8:30 PM at the Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS). Free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Hosted by Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, BiodiverseCitySTL, Academy of Science of St. Louis, and MICDS. Register here by October 26th. Click here to download the flyer for this event.
Fall Family Festival – Hosted by the Prosperity Connection’s Pagedale Excel Center, the Family Fall Festival is a free community event featuring a variety of community resources as well as free food, face painting, and a live DJ. This event will take place on Thursday, November 2 from 4-7 PM at 6724 Page Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133. To learn more about the event, please download the Family Fall Festival Flyer 2017.
Feedback the Bees Learn more about this one-year study of local bees being conducted by Saint Louis University with support from Missouri Department of Conservation in St. Louis’ 23rd Ward and Holly Hills neighborhoods. From findings to impact, this project is an interesting read from start to finish.
Greenscape Gardens & Gifts has created the “Spookley the Square Pumpkin’s Storybook Trail” for small children to explore counting and colors in the fall garden! Stop by their location to explore fall-blooming perennials, recommended plants for the pollinator garden, and more. Located at 2832 Barrett Station Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021.
Grow Native! Soil Health Workshop happening Friday, November 3, 2017, from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at St. Louis Community College – Meramec Campus. 1333 Big Bend Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122. This workshop explores the topic of Soil Health for native plant landscaping, habitat restoration, sustainable agriculture, vegetable gardening, and water quality. Cost is $40 for MPF/Grow Native members, $50 for Non-members, and $20 for students (ID required). Register today!
Making Compost with Fall Leaves – The McPherson Community Garden invites the public to join them in the garden on Saturday, November 4 at 3 PM for a free workshop. Learn how to turn your fallen leaves into black gold for the garden! This workshop will be held at 5943 McPherson, St. Louis, MO (Parking in Des Peres).
Recorded Workshop: Can we plant our way out of the pollinator crises? A collaborative research approach – by the Sustainability Science Lab.
Tap Room Lecture on Wednesday, November 15 beginning at 7 PM. Join Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of the St. Louis Audubon Society, as the featured speaker at the Missouri Community Forestry Council’s upcoming Tap Root event! November’s topic focuses on learning more about the connection between Native Plants and Birds. Six Mile Bridge; 11841 Dorsett Road; Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314) 942-2211
The United People Market has been created by citizens of North St. Louis County and is now open for business! This new market offers fresh, healthy meats and vegetables to the community, and also provides a significant discount to SNAP users. Learn about their upcoming event or apply for a membership!