Aug 2, 2017
Earthworms home turf is the Show-Me State - where ecological
gardening ideas and practices are growing like . . . plants with
WEED in their names. So it follows that getting to see the plants
of this place, the ones that are our Natives, is a great way to
explore this Nature Thang that's benefiting critters, people, water
quality, and more.
St. Louis Audubon hosts their third annual Native Plant Garden Tour on Saturday, September 16, 9 am to 4 pm. Ten homes will open their gardens to visitors using a self-guiding map that describes each site. Volunteers supporting home hosts and a limit of 300 tickets sold will ensure that each visit can include conversations about the environs on view. Personal connections are a hallmark of the Native Plant Gardening movement in the St. Louis region, in many ways, not the least is the opportunity for everyone to connect with Nature's beauty and surprises.
Earthworms guests are Mitch Leachman, Executive Director of St. Louis Audubon, and Tour Hosts Kari Pratt and Cori Westcott. Along with all gardeners hosting this year's tour, our guests are all involved - as service providers or advisees - with Audubon's "Bring Conservation Home" habitat consultation program. All 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour sites have taken advantage of this program's customized, innovative service.
Visit www.stlouisaudubon.org for program and tour ticket details.
Music: Balkan Twirl, performed live at KDHX by Sandy Weltman and the Carolbeth Trio.
THANKS to Cody Pees, Earthworms engineering wiz, making us peeps and plants sound good!
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