Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

News Around the Neighborhood

Hello Neighbors!

The weather has been picture perfect and the flowers are in full bloom.  Here is the latest and greatest:

Green Homes Festival will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost will be $8.00 per adult.  St. Louis City and County residents free before noon and $4.00 thereafter; free for children 12 and under.  the festival will show case affordable, practical options for sustainable living combined with positive ways to maintain the health of people and the planet.  mo bot garden photo

Presented by Ameren Missouri and sponsored by many local partners, this year’s festival features over 70 exhibits and demonstrations by the region’s leading sustainability-focused organizations.  Local music will be provided between 11 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

Now through October on Saturday mornings from  8 am to 12 pm Tower Grove Farmers Market in Tower Grove Park.

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Neighborhood Beautification with Branded Crosswalks:  SWGNA office is looking for volunteers to paint and stencil  within the Southwest Garden, Tower Grove  South and Shaw Neighborhood.  Through the Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, Dana Gray has submitted the concept as a neighborhood beautification project and received approval.  Federal funds will be used to put towards the cost of stencils and paints.  If interested, email: or call SWGNA office at 314-772-6082.  A special round of thanks goes out to the beautification committee — Steve Kelley, Daron Dierkes and Troy Guzman for assisting in the planning and design process.

We are looking for a few good volunteers to assist with tree planting in Sublette Park.  The ash trees lining Southwest Avenue will be replaced due to damage done by the booring beetle.  Please call the office at:  314-772-6082 or email if interested in helping out. Volunteers will need to attend meetings in June and July.  Plantings will take place in October or November.

News from Operation Bright side.   If you want to clean out your garage or basement, consider the following:

  • If you have more than three large items consider taking them to the City’s transfer station.  for details, contact the Citizen’s Service Bureau at 314-622-4800.
  • Old electronics may be recycled at the Recycling Center at 1660 S Kingshighway.  Computers, televisions, gaming equipment-almost anything with a cord-may be recycled.  Some items may have a minimal charge.
  • Paint thinners, solvents, pesticides and many other household hazardous wastes are accepted for recycling at St. Louis Household Hazardous Waste collection site.  Check out to learn more.

Finally, if you have put out items for the monthly bulk pick up and they are not picked up, be sure to call the Citizens Service Bureau at 314-622-4800 or report it through

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 Last by no means least, I am looking for photos of your vegetable garden and flower beds.  I would like to include them in the summer newsletter.  If interested, please forward them to me as a JPEG image and email to:   Don’t forget to give me your name, so I can give you credit.   Thanks bunches.

This weekend marks the unofficial opening of summer time fun.  Be safe and enjoy neighbors!

Warmest Regards,

Kris Jackson


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