2020 Sustainable Backyard Tour Cancelled

Photo by Holly Shanks

A message from The Sustainable Backyard Network Founding Director Terry Winkelmann.

Dear Friends, As the impact of Covid-19 continues to grow, it has become apparent to the Sustainable Backyard Network that we cannot in good conscience continue to plan for a June Sustainable Backyard Tour this year.

We are disappointed to have to make this decision, but the 10th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour, originally set for June 14, 2020, has been cancelled.

The health and well being of our hosts and guests is paramount and with the future so uncertain in light of this pandemic, we have no plans to reschedule the tour this year.

We will be taking part in the Virtual St. Louis Earth Day Festival being produced by Earth Day 365 later this month, with a live video tour of a special backyard —details to follow soon. We hope you will join us for that.

In addition, we will be announcing new ways for us all to continue to learn and share, together, yet apart, in the coming months, such as our Seedbox Building Blast and virtual tours on YouTube. And the Board and core organizers will utilize the extra time we now have to craft new partnerships with such organizations as NO Spray St. Louis and others.

In the meantime, please continue to do what you can to flatten the curve, take precautions and stay well. We’re looking forward to next year when we can celebrate with you in earnest and in person!

Terry Winkelmann
Founding Director
The Sustainable Backyard Network

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