Pamela Braasch, SLSC education director and the GROW exhibit operations manager. All photos by Holly Shanks.
By Holly Shanks
Pass by the front lobby, the ticket lines and concession stands, and the watchful predatory eye of the T-Rex, and you’ll find a different kind of exhibit at the Saint Louis Science Center. It’s an exhibit, complete with chickens, vegetable gardens and tractors, and it tells the modern-day story of how our food makes it from a farmer’s hands all the way to our dinner table.
June 20, 2016 in Environment, Local Events, Outdoor/Nature
Tagged Agriculture, Farming, Gateway Greening, GROW, SLSC, St. Louis Science Center, Urban Garden, urban gardening
Sigh showcasing the Grow Native! program at the Kirkwood Earth Day Festival.
Grow Native! – is a one of a kind program that began right here in Missouri. The program is a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.
Bill Ruppert, a local gardening and conservation expert, shares his insight into the diverse Grow Native! program on the informative podcast found below. Many organizations are mentioned in the podcast with either being associated with the Grow Native! program or that Ruppert is affiliated with like, the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, Missouri Department of Conservation, Shaw Nature Reserve, the Conservation Federation of Missouri, Missourians for Monarchs, Gateway Greening, Mayor Slay’s milkweed program, and more.
Ruppert also gives a look at the new St. Louis Science Center’s new exhibit opening this summer, “GROW” and how the Annual Kirkwood Earth Day got its start.
April 17, 2016 in Outdoor/Nature, Podcasts
Tagged Earth Day, gardening, Grow Native, Kirkwood, Kirkwood Farmer's Market, MDC, native plants, pollinators, urban gardening
By Holly Shanks
The St. Louis screening of “Can You Dig This” was a packed house. The film followed several community members of an often violent, gang inhabited, and poverty stricken, South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. The common factor between the characters revolved around the often harsh daily realities they face, and the positive influence of urban gardens.