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FUN FOR KIDS
9am—Children’s Garden Club. St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Children’s Garden Club. FREE. Haefner’s For the Garden. 6704 Telegraph Rd.
11am-2pm—First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids to play in the garden and enjoy a FREE activity – Plant a mini pumpkin! Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS
Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd
25th Annual Best of Missouri Market®. “First Look Friday” Sept. 30th, 6-9pm. Enjoy an early chance to shop and dine at the Best of Missouri Market. Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm: Over 130 regional food producers and crafters offer fresh produce, baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry and more. Live music and a Kids Corner with cow milking, pumpkin decorating and barnyard animals. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outdoors under tents, rain or shine. $12 adults (ages 13 and up), $5 children (3 to 12), $5 members, no charge for member children. Buy tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends. Part of the American Arts Experience. Visit www.mobot.org for more information.
10am—Flower Bulb Basket Make-N-Take. Enjoy a workshop in making a Layered Spring Flowering Bulb Bushel Basket. Your basket can sleep outdoors through winter. Come spring it will be a colorful spring flower garden that you can place anywhere. $25 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.
10-11am –Winter Gardening Indoors Workshop. Many gardeners don’t want to hang up their trowels for the winter or at least want to keep the flow of home-grown produce going, even if it is a trickle. Learn what you can grow indoors successfully for winter production and how you can get a jump-start on next year’s growing. The Carriage House, 3815 Bell Ave, St Louis, MO 63108. Register online at GatewayGreening.org/events.
Oct. 1st and 8th
10am—Fall to Winter, Transitional Container Gardening. Learn how to use evergreen perennials and shrubs, along with seasonal ornaments to have your pots looking gorgeous all the way till spring. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.
7pm–Urban Sustainability Series: Is Solar Right for You? Learn how to assess the realities of producing energy with the sun, taking into consideration your location, budget and expectations. Presented in collaboration with The Sustainable Backyard Tour. Headquarters, St. Louis County Libraries.
7-8pm –Pest Control for Organic Gardens Workshop. Join us as the Lewis & Clark Library Branch to learn about environmentally friendly pest control for organic gardens. FREE. 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63136. GatewayGreening.org/events.
9am-2pm—U City in Bloom Bulb Sale. Tent is located on the sidewalk on the west side of the U. City St. Louis Bread Co. parking lot – 6630 Delmar. Pre-order online at www.ucityinbloom.org by October 3rd for best selection and pick up orders day of sale.
The UCB Bulb Sale supports efforts to plant hundreds of new bulbs annually in the public flower beds in the community. For additional information, call (314) 973-6062.
9am-2pm—Autumn Herb Gathering. Vicki Lander, from Flower Hill Farm, will talk about using herbs for beauty and display at 10 am. Amanda, Canete, from Elements Herbology, will speak on herbs for healthy living at 12 noon. Learn about the 2017 Herb of the Year-cilantro, the plant and coriander, the seed. Presented by the Webster Groves Herb Society and hosted at Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60. N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO.
11am-12:30pm—Fall Flower Arrangements. Join Lara Trudell of Fleurette Design for some innovative ways to use annual and perennial cut flowers from the yard in beautiful fall arrangements for your home. Reservations required. $35 per person. Cost includes all materials to create your own fall arrangement. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
5:30pm—Botanically Inspired Pumpkins. Discover a botanical twist to pumpkin decorating, using a mix of fall-inspired paints and decoupage techniques incorporating botanicals from some of our favorite plants to design pumpkins for both indoors and out. $15 per person. Cost includes all materials to design one pumpkin. Additional pumpkins will be available for purchase. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
6-10pm—Night Blooms—Music at the Garden. Enjoy a relaxing fall evening of music with local musician Nathan Drake. Enjoy dinner, wine and local craft beers served up by Caffè Angelina. Reservations required for groups of 6 or more. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
9am-2pm—U City in Bloom Spring Bulb Sale. Pre-sale orders can be purchased in advance online at www.ucityinbloom.org. Sale is at 6630 Delmar Blvd., University City.
9am-2pm—Autumn Herb Gathering. Vicki Lander from Flower Hill Farm will talk about using herbs for beauty and display at 10am. Amanda Cenete from Elements Herbology will speak on herbs for healthy living at noon. Learn about the 2017 Herb of the Year—Cilantro, the plant, and Coriander, the seed. Enjoy herb tastings, herbal demonstrations, purchase unique herbal gifts food items, herbal books, cookbooks and calendars. Presented by the Webster Groves Herb Society. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves.
10-11:30am – Building Healthy Soils. Learn how to improve your soil using no-till techniques, amendments, water retention and nutrient retention while learning the basics of soil structure! FREE. The Carriage House: 3815 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. GatewayGreening.org/events.
10-11am – Youth Garden Institute: Keeping Momentum Through the Winter. Join us to learn how to keep your school garden’s momentum growing through the winter by using the winter garden as a learning space and inspiration! FREE.
The Carriage House: 3815 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. GatewayGreening.org/events.
Noon-5pm—“GoodBye, Summer and Hello, Fall” Small Standard Flower Show.
Presented by the Sprig and Twig Garden Club. The show is a part of the Florissant Old Town Festival in the Florissant Senior Center at 621 Rue St. Francois in Florissant. Admission is Free. Also look for the Plant Sale booth in front of the Senior Center building.
2-3pm—Practical Pruning. Whether you are a seasoned gardener, or just want to pick up a few new techniques on the general maintenance of your existing landscape, join Tom Mee for a grower’s perspective that is sure to keep the entire landscape trimmed and looking great! He will give both a broad-brush approach to maintaining your trees and shrubs, and also a detailed account on how to maintain the more challenging plants in the landscape. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555
7-8 pm –Herb Care and Usage. Learn grow, use, and preserve herbs so you can enjoy them throughout the fall and winter! FREE. St. Louis County Library Headquarters Branch, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63131.
1-4pm—Native Plant School: Fall Flowering Perennials and Grasses. $15 ($12 Garden/SNR members). Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.
6-10pm—Farmers’ Formal. A benefit for EarthDance Organic Farm School. Meet St. Louis’ top local chefs and their favorite farmers as you graze on their exquisite food, sip on local libations and bid on one-of-a-kind auction items. Preview and bid on auction items before and during the event. Union Station 1820 Market St., St. Louis. Contact EarthDance Farms for ticket pricing, EarthDanceFarms.org.
10am-noon—Wine Making. Learn how to make your own wine with Harvey Jasper at this multi-session class. If you have some experience you are welcome to come learn new tips and share your knowledge with fellow participants. Class Schedule: Oct. 15 – Stabilizing and Clarifying; Nov. 12 – Filtering & Back Sweetening; and Dec. 10 – Bottling. $5.00 per session. Attend all or as many of these sessions as you like. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.
10am—Preparing Your Garden for Winter. Learn useful tips and techniques that will benefit your plants come spring, such as the important timing for pruning roses, shrubs and perennials to keep them in maximum blooming form. Learn the varieties that should be cut back and covered, and the others that should be left alone. Mulching and composting, along with other garden care will be discussed. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.
10am—Arboretum and Nursery Tour. Forest ReLeaf offers free, monthly arboretum and nursery tours featuring over 25,000 trees, demonstration rain garden, wild flower garden, greenhouse and arboretum with over 150 native species and cultivars. Tours are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:00 am, at Forest ReLeaf’s CommuniTree Gardens nursery, 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights. To learn more about Forest ReLeaf go to moreleaf.org.
10am-4pm—Great River Road Chestnut Roast. Taste fresh roasted chestnuts and other delicious foods of the fall harvest. Arts and crafts, fun activities for the kids, fresh food, local vendors, demonstrations and entertainment. Forrest Keeling Nursery, 88 Forrest Keeling Ln., Elsberry, MO. (573) 898-5571.
10- 11am. – Recycling in the Garden: Root Cellars. Learn how to create a root cellar our of upcycled materials with Perennial STL. FREE. Bell Garden: 3815 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. GatewayGreening.org/events.
11am-noon—Defining Your Outdoor Space. Join Tom Mee & Anthony Frisella as they explore structural landscape design concepts that will transform a yard into a beautiful outdoor space. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
2-3pm—Preserving and Displaying Fall Botanicals. A fun workshop on preserving pressed botanicals and different ways of displaying them as art around the house. Reservations required. $30 per person. Cost includes all materials to create your own fall display. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
5:30-7:30pm–Perennial Polycultures: Sustainable, Edible Landscapes. A discussion regarding efforts underway to increase biodiversity and stewardship of natural resources within Midwestern building, agricultural and native landscapes. Guest speakers Carol David, Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation; Scott Allegrucci, the Land Institute; and Dr. Claudia Ciotir, postdoctoral fellow on teh PErennial Agriculture Project Global inventory, St. Louis University. A collaborative research partnership between the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis University, and The Land Institute. Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave., St. Louis, MO 63114. FREE. For more information or to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/jrs98bl.
6:30-7:30pm – Pints ‘n’ Plants: Be a Farmie. Learn about the EarthDance Apprenticeship Program! $5 suggested donation. Urban Chestnut Bier Hall – the Grove, 4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis 63110. GatewayGreening.org/events.
7pm –Pest Control for Organic Gardens Workshop. Join us as the Thornhill Library Branch to learn about environmentally friendly pest control for organic gardens! FREE. 12863 Willowyck Dr. St. Louis, MO 63146. GatewayGreening.org/events.
10am and 1pm—Concrete Leaf and Hypertufa Make-N-Take Workshops. Attend one or both of these fun classes with JoAnne: Leaf Making Make-N-Take (10am) – Make a concrete leaf for cool decor at your home. $25.00 supply fee. Hypertufa Make-N-Take (1:00 pm) – Make a planting container that looks like textured concrete, but is actually lightweight. $25.00 supply fee. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10-1pm – Harvest Fair: Join Gateway Greening and the Bell Avenue neighborhood at their annual harvest fair! This potluck event is open to the public and will include fun games for the whole family. FREE! Bell Garden: 3815 Bell Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108. GatewayGreening.org/events.
2-3pm—Noteworthy Fall Plants. Learn about some favorite fall plants from shade trees and shrubs that provide brilliant fall colors to evergreens and grasses that add texture to the fall landscape. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.
7pm–Urban Sustainability Series: Garlic Gardening. Learn how to grow, harvest and enjoy some of the hundreds of varieties of garlic with a wide range of flavors.. Presented in collaboration with The Sustainable Backyard Tour. Grand Glaize Branch, St. Louis County Libraries.
9am-4:15pm–Seeded Landscape Bus Tour. Featuring stops to see Seeded Landscapes at Alberici Headquarters, The Danforth Plant Science Center, Meadowbrook Country Club, Shaw Nature Reserve, SSM St. Clare and Country Club of St. Alban’s. Stakeholders from many of the sites will be present to provide information about the landscapes, lessons learned and valuable insight about each of the projects. CEUs available for professionals. Register online at https://shawseries1024.eventbrite.com by Oct. 21st. $70 fee includes lunch.
10-11am–Composting 101. Join Gateway Greening at the Samuel C. Sachs Library Branch to learn about composting – how to, what to, and when to! FREE. 16400 Burkhardt Pl. Chesterfield, MO. 63017. GatewayGreening.org.
9am-noon–Solving Landscape Problems with Design. Topics include drainage, privacy, challenging site conditions, space limitations, and adding aesthetic value. Taught by Victoria Hatfield of Wallflower Designs. University of Missouri Extension, 132 E. Monroe, Kirkwood, MO 63122. $30 fee. To register call (314) 400-2115 or visit extension.missouri.edu/classes.
10am—Holiday Plants—Growing Tips for Colorful Displays. Discover the most beautiful holiday plants, with the best colors and forms. In this session you’ll be inspired with fun and creative ways to use them in centerpieces and arrangements. You’ll learn proven tips for growing, making flowers last, and propagation. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.
2-3pm—Stark Beauty: Appreciating Winter Landscapes. A hands-on talk exploring the plants that shine during these cold, gray months. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.