Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association, St. Louis MO

June 2, 2014 News in the Neighborhood!

Pack the picnic basket, grab a lawn chair and head out the door, there are many opportunities available for your pleasure.

Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden begins this Wednesday evening June 4 and is every Wednesday thereafter until August 6th.  Featured on June 4th is the Peter Martin Quartet.  Festivities begin at 7:30 pm

Jungle Boogie at the St. Louis Zoo  on Friday, June 6th.  This event will occur every Friday until August 29th.  Featured on Friday, June 6th is Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers.  Music begins at 5:00 pm

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Green Homes Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens is this Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  St. Louis City and County residents cost of admission is free until noon.

Tower Grove Farmers Market is every Saturday through October from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Enjoy free music for your shopping pleasure provided by KDHX  88.1.  Free Qui Gong at 8:00 am and free yoga at 9:00 am on the lawn next to the market.

 Area-wide Sustainable Backyard TourReturns June 22nd

Join us for a homesteading, landscaping, outdoor living experience like no other

 WHAT: The Fourth Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour

WHEN: Sunday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Private yards and gardens throughout St. Louis City and County.

COST: Free

INFO:; (314) 680-3445 (not for publication)

(ST. LOUIS):  The Sustainable Backyard Tour, held each year in June, is becoming a much-anticipated event welcoming summer in St. Louis.

A unique opportunity to see firsthand how homeowners in St. Louis City and County are transforming their yards from energy intensive, unsustainable lawns to heavenly havens of green, the tour is June 22nd, from 11 to 4 p.m.

With more than 40 stops in 12 municipalities and 11 neighborhoods within the City of St. Louis alone, this year’s tour will showcase a range of green living practices, including low-impact lawn care, composting and using recycled materials creatively, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, gardening with native plants, mushrooms, fruit & nut trees, as well as rainwater conservation, pesticide and herbicide reduction, renewable energy production and backyard habitat creation.

It’s never to late to become a member of the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association click here to join:Membership Form 2013

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Kristina “Kris” Jackson, Director

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