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We are moving forward with 107 projects through the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018. Grant awards will come out to over $280,000. This is double last year’s total! Having received 82 applications and moving forward with 66 projects for a total of over $160,000 in awards in the 2016-17 Round.
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| Categories: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: rainscaping, msd project clear, stormwater management, permeable pavement, drainage problems, native plants | View Count: (4324)
This dreadful bush’s berries are glossy red, its leaves are still green and clinging, and the ticks and chiggers are (mostly) gone from the woods it infests. It’s time again to grab a tool and VOLUNTEER to hack Bush Honeysuckle out of our region’s parks and waterways. Honeysuckle Sweep Week Events: October 28–November 12, 2017
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| Categories: Sustainability in the Community | Tags: bush honeysuckle, invasive plants, missouri native plants, honeysuckle sweep, conservation, biodiversity | View Count: (5501)
Spring planting = lots of plastic pots. Every April, as your daffodils come up and your flowers go in, the Plastic Pot Recycling program opens again at garden centers around St. Louis.Plastic pots cannot go into single stream recycling! Our specialized local program helps manage some of more than 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic added to the U.S. waste stream each year. Since the Garden launched this effort in 1998, our region’s plastic pot recycling program has kept over one millio...
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: plastic pot recycling, Central Paper Stock, spring planting, horticultural pots, Garden containers, container plants | View Count: (10025)
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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!

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When you see little black dots marching across your kitchen wall (or windowsill, sink or floor), reach for the magnifying glass, not the can of bug spray.Ants come inside our houses when their colonies wake up in spring. As they clean out winter flotsam from their home, they seek the nearest source of water and food, inside the structure they inhabit (house walls) – and usually, if not intentionally, provided by us. The tiny “sugar ants” we meet as weather warms may nest in wal...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: ants, bug spray, green pest products, carpenter ants, sugar ants, borax, natural pesticides, spices that detract bugs | View Count: (5906)
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