10.16.12 – Saving Seeds and Sowing the Future

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday October 16th, 6:30 to 9pm

Half the fun in the fall garden is harvesting seeds and planning what new edibles you want to try next year. But seeds can be expensive, and not everyone has room to plant a whole package of zucchini seeds! Find out what you need to know to save and share seeds and where can you trade for new-to-you varieties. We’ll also have an informal swap after the presentation.

Got Seeds to Swap?

Please try to arrive by 6pm so we can get organized. If you need seed envelopes, we’ve got some you can print and cut out.

Make sure to check all expiration dates on store-bought packaged seeds you may have leftover and want to share. They may still be okay, but without a germination test it’s hard to say and discouraging for newbies if they get a poor germination rate from swapped seeds. If you are packaging your own collected seeds, please clearly identify the seeds by name, the year you harvested them, and note whether they are fruit, veg, herb, or flower seeds, even if it seems obvious to you!

$3 suggested donation

Links mentioned during the presentation

www.dropswapgrow.com
http://www.seedsave.org/
http://www.seedsanctuary.com/articles/seedsaving.cfm
Seed to Seed – Suzanne Ashworth – Seed Savers Exchange
www.thegrowinghome.net/store/ (look for Gardening Guides)
www.rareseeds.com- Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

10.25.11 – The Sustainable Backyard

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday October 25th, 6:30 to 9pm

Hear from the folks who organized this year’s Sustainable Backyard Tour and find out what you can do to make your little piece of earth more sustainable and productive. From using less energy maintaining an outdoor living space to raising chickens and bees, there are many ways to Green up your yard.

Suggested donation $3

6.21.11 – Urban Farming: Changing the Way We Eat

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday June 21st, 6:30 to 9pm

Learn about the rewards and challenges of polyculture farming on a small, urban scale from an impressive panel of cutting edge farmers:

Whitney Sewell
- Global Farms Coordinator for the International Institute of Saint Louis

Veronica Holden
- Co-Project & Garden Coordinator for the North City Farmers’ Market
- 13th Street Community Garden/Hub Garden

Chris Clark
- Founder of the St. Louis Urban Farm & Sustainable Development MeetupGroup
- Owner of Liberty Farm in Affton

Annie Mayrose
- Urban Agriculture Manager, Gateway Greening, Inc.

Moderated by local food activist Brian DeSmet, founder of St. Louis’ Truck Farm, a mobile community farm, and manager of the Maplewood and Tower Grove Farmers Markets.

Suggested donation $3

6.22.10 – Garden Tour: Bowood Farms

Where: Bowood Farms
4605 Olive Street (in the CWE) ( directions)
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
(314) 454-6868
When: Tuesday June 22nd, 6:00 to 8:30pm

Join us for a happy hour at Cafe Osage, the elegant green restaurant attached to the city’s coolest nursery and garden center Bowood Farms, followed by a personal tour of the restaurant’s kitchen garden, now blooming on a former vacant lot across the street, at 7:00 p.m.

$3 suggested donation.