Pollinator Garden

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To address the monarch butterfly population decline, the City of St. Louis launched its Milkweeds for Monarchs program in 2014 to encourage residents and community organizations to plant milkweed and other native pollinator-friendly plants. In this workshop, discover how to design, create, and care for your own pollinator garden. Learn about locally available resoruces and how to get involved in other habitat restoration efforts in St. Louis 

About the Educators:

Dan Guenter, 9th Ward Alderman, City of St. Louis -- Dan served as the Monarch Community Liaison for the City of St. Louis Office of the Mayor and Brightside St. Louis from June 2015 until Novemeber 2016. In April 2017, he was elected as Alderman of the 9th Ward in the City of St. Louis. Dan is also chairperson of the Park Committee for the Benton Park Neighborhoood Association, and has spent the past 15 years working in gardens.

Elizabeth Ward, Monarch Conservation Coordinator, Brightside St. Louis -- Elizabeth began her role in June 2015 in the City of St. Louis Office of the Mayor. In April 2016, she moved to Brightside St. Louis, where the Milkweeds for Monarchs program was institutionalized. She currently oversees the St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway project and other monarch and pollinator conservation efforts in the City of St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Truman State University.


 Learn for a Cause: All proceeds support the nonprofit Urban Harvest STL and their FOOD ROOF Farm project where they grow healthy, organic food for underserved communities in St Louis.

What to Bring

pen and paper to take notes

Minimum age

All ages welcome

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Urban Harvest STL

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We built the first rooftop farm in the St Louis, the FOOD ROOF Farm, atop a building downtown. The FOOD ROOF Farm is a unique, innovative project and a platform for urban agriculture and sustainable design. This project serves as a catalyst to improve overall health and well-being of our community.

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