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.
The Sustainable Backyard Tour is 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!
Tour sites 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.
“This self-guided tour opens the gates to private yards and gardens so that attendees can ask and learn, pick up new ideas, and share inspiration,” says Terry Winkelmann, tour founder. “It’s about converting unproductive, high-maintenance lawn and pavement into something more useful and restorative-"both to the earth itself and the human spirit.”
Tour goers design their own routes, choosing the listings nearest their own home or their own interests, from the map. Map booklets will be available at local businesses beginning mid June.
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