2020 Virtual Green Living Festival - June 11 Focus on Naturescaping
Welcome

Welcome to Day 3 of the Virtual Green Living Festival! Join us at the time listed below for our Live Event and anytime throughout the day for workshops, family-friendly activities, Naturescaping exhibitors, plus many other resources.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Ameren Missouri.

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Live Events

Noon–1 p.m.
View Recorded Event Homegrown National Park: Growing Healthy Habitat in our Neighborhoods
Native plants are restoring biodiversity (this means making the place LIVELY) in a quiet neighborhood, on a major city street, and in a suburban Parks District. We can join this movement to cultivate Homegrown National Park.

Featuring the following panelists:

  • Michael Wohlstadter | Southampton Neighborhood Association
  • Rachel Witt, Angie Weber | South Grand Community Improvement District
  • Yvonne Steingruby | Webster Groves Parks Department

Advanced registration encouraged or join us at noon on June 11.

Southampton Neighborhood

 

Festival Workshops

  • doug-tallamyNaturescaping Leadership in St. Louis with Doug Tallamy
    St. Louis is a leader in Naturescaping! Doug Tallamy, nationally known native plant advocate, gives shout-outs to STL groups, and reiterates the importance of re-charging biodiversity with native plants, in our yards, on our corporate and institutional campuses, and in our public spaces. You Go STL! Grow Native!
     
  • Quiet Village Rainscaping 101: Deer Creek Watershed Alliance and MSD Small Grants Rainscaping Projects
    Rebecca Eisele, Senior Landscape Designer of Quiet Village Landscaping, covers rainscaping concepts with an emphasis on rain gardens and native plants. Rebecca's topics include:
    • rainscaping goals and site selection
    • assessing site conditions
    • stormwater volume calculation and feature sizing
    • elements of a rain garden
    • plant selection, installation, and maintenance
    • other rainscaping features

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire

 

Family-friendly Activities

  • Curse Of The Bush HoneysuckleInvasive Species, Native Species: What, Why, Which?
    Ages 10 and up
    What makes a plant or animal species become an invader? Why are native species important? Eco-logical exploring with "Green Jean" Ponzi includes good you-can-do options, especially with invasive bush honeysuckle.
     
  • iNaturalist Training for Your Family
    Ages 6 and up
    Are you interested in helping collect data for scientists? Or are you wondering what plant you keep seeing next to the sidewalk? iNaturalist is for you! This is a citizen science app that lets you track and identify nature and upload that data for use by scientists. Watch the video to get started then download the free app to head outside and explore!

 

Naturescaping Exhibitors

Go to complete exhibitor listings including contact information and interviews!


Forrest Keeling Nursery
Grower of Native Plants

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  Man and boy walking with tree seedling and shovelToday, Forrest Keeling grows hundreds of native plant species with our patented RPM method. Not just healthy plants but power-packed. Able to fruit and flower earlier and survive better. And grow up to two times faster. Traditionally-produced plants aren't even close.

MSD Project Clear
Stormwater and Wastewater Utility

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  Water treatment plantMSD Project Clear is the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s initiative to improve water quality and alleviate many wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region. MSD Project Clear will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping and system improvements.

St. Louis Community College – Horticulture
Horticulture Education: Associate Degree, Certificate

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  CampusSTLCC is committed to fostering students as they discover the art and science of horticulture, learn best management practices, and utilize cutting-edge technology to shape the landscapes of today and tomorrow.

St. Louis Composting and Total Organics Recycling
STA Certified Compost, Natural and Colored Mulch, and Premium Soil Blends

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  Piles of mulchFounded in 1992 by eco-enthusiast Patrick Geraty, St. Louis Composting and Total Organics Recycling are the region’s largest compost producer and hauler. We are Mother Nature’s helpers—transitioning yard trimmings from waste bin to garden in only six months. We transport and process over 500 tons of organic food waste each week through Total Organics Recycling, keeping our landfills free of this organic debris. 

Quiet Village Landscaping
Landscape Design Build

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  LandscapeModern homeowners are embracing smarter techniques when it comes to landscaping, which we love! Smarter landscaping goes hand-in-hand with sustainability and the best long-term plan for your outdoor living spaces. For almost 20 years we’ve been fostering nature using landscape design & maintenance plans that bring sustainability to every yard we touch.

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Festival Presented By

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Workshops Sponsor

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Resources

Rainscaping
Working with Nature to conserve and manage water What does Rainscaping look like?
Rainscaping examples in the Deer Creek Watershed Native Plants
Choose natives to grow healthy habitat—beautifully! Soil Health
Not just dirt underfoot, soil is live-action super-power! MSD Project Clear
Activities

Camp EarthWays

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Calling all campers—join EarthWays Center online this summer for our Young Green Builders virtual camp! Campers explore sustainable home design as they create a fantasy green home from the inside out, interact with green building professionals and become friends with peers interested in sustainability. Learn more at mobot.org/campearthways.

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