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The 2016 Sustainable Backyard Tour: More Than Veggies and Compost

Above: A scene from last year’s Backyard Sustainability Tour. Photo provided by Terry Winkelmann.

Ever drive by a neighbor’s yard or see a backyard garden in your local area that makes you think – “I wonder how much work it takes to maintain a backyard garden or I wonder what type of grass is in that yard because they only mow a couple times each summer?”

Well, here is your chance to find out the answer to those questions and much more during the 2016 Sustainable Backyard Tour coming up June 12.

Take a few minutes and listen to this week’s Environmental Echo podcast featuring Jim Stroup, who’s home will be a destination on the tour, and Terry Winkelmann, the founder of the St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour.

Stroup shares his insights and experiences about opening his yard’s many sustainable features to tour participants and the joys of working in the garden with his grandchildren.

Winkelmann shares the reasons she started the Sustainable Backyard Tours and the best way to tour the backyards like a seasoned pro.

Both interviews were pre-recorded separately with Stroup first followed by Winkelmann. Pictured below is Jim Stroup tending his backyard garden. (photo provided by Jim Stroup.)

Produced by Holly Shanks. Music provided by House of Cowboy.

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