March Garden To Do List from P. Allen Smith
This week: Start Basil and Pepper seeds indoors + Transplant Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Chard, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Onions to garden. Plan your 2023 Garden with Seed St. Louis Seed Starting/Planting Calendar
Gardening By Month- March Tips & Tasks, Pests & Problems from Missouri Botanical Garden
Interested in Residential Compost Services in St. Louis? Check out compost pick up from New Earth Farm. Weekly pick up is $26 a month, Bi-Weekly is $18 a month.
Nature, Gardening, Horticulture, Ecology: 2023 St. Louis Community College Continuing Education Classes, some online, some in person. Fees apply
Missouri Botanical Garden Spring and Summer Classes. Fees apply
New Direction’s in the American Landscsapes’ March – April Virtual Education Series. Classes are $42 each and are 2-5 sessions each.
Wild Ones Free St. Louis Native Garden Design
Wild Ones Sample Native Plants Ordinance
Blog post on Mushrooms: buying spores from Seed St. Louis, growing info, mushroom hunting in MO and IL, online class, psychedelics legislation, more
7 pm Tuesday St. Louis County Library Zoom Class: Birds, Bees, Flowers & Trees. Register
2 pm Wednesday St. Louis County Library Zoom Class: Homegrown National Park is Growing Here! Register
10 am Thursday Bellefontaine in Bloom at Bellefontaine Cemetery. 2 Hour walking tour with master guide. Register
7:30 am to Friday Grow Native’s Native By Design: Community Conservation Conference at Lewis & Clark Community College, Edwardsville IL. $25 for Grow Native! or Missouri Prairie Foundation members, $30 for non-members, $15 with student ID. Register
Friday-Saturday Midwestern Herb & Garden Show in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Little over an hour from St. Louis, might be a fun day trip.
3:30 pm Friday Missouri Conservation Dept Zoom Class: Planting an Edible Native Garden. Register Also, Jan Phillips “Wild Edibles of Missouri” available for free as pdf
9 am to Noon Saturday Seed St. Louis Spring Sale @ Carriage House, 3815 Bell. Arrive early for best selection. Bring a box lid to carry your plants. Available at this Sale: Potatoes, Onion bulbs, Asparagus crowns, bare root Strawberries, Leek starts, Mushroom spawn, all with instructions
Noon March 14th Missouri Conservation Dept Zoom Class: Native Plants- Gardening for Pollinators. Register
7 pm March 14th St. Louis County Public Library Zoom Class: Container Gardening with Native Plants. Register
March 15th Registration Begins for 2023 Callery (Bradford) Pear Buyback Program. Missouri Invasive Plant Council in partnership with Forest ReLeaf, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and Missouri Conservation Dept will host “buyback” around the state on April 18. Homeowners are invited to cut down one or more Callery pear trees and receive one free, non-invasive tree at this event.
10 am March 15th Bellefontaine in Bloom at Bellefontaine Cemetery. 2 Hour walking tour with master guide. Register
1-5 pm March 19th Old Bakery Beer Buzz’d Beer Festival in Alton, IL to benefit Piasa Palisades Sierra Club. Tickets
2 pm March 15th St. Louis County Public Library Zoom Class: Transforming a Yard from Invasives to Natives. Register
4 pm March 15th Grow Native! Webinar: Gardens of Excellence Panel. Includes Cody Hayo on the gardens of South Grand Business District. Register
6 pm March 16th Seed St. Louis Zoom Class: Growing & Processing Staple Foods. Register
10 am March 17th Missouri Conservation Dept Zoom Class: Creating Soft Landings for Pollinators. 42 seats remaining. Register
6 pm March 23rd Seed St. Louis Zoom Class: Spring Crops & Planning your Growing Space. Register
9 am March 25th Forest ReLeaf event. Volunteers wanted. Tree Planting at Ruth Porter Mall Spring Tree Planting, St. Vincent Greenway. Register
Volunteers Wanted for 10 am March 27th Delmar (Vandeventer to Boyle) Litter Pick Up on Tree Planting Day. Join SLACO, Forest ReLeaf, Vandeventer Community Development Corp, Brightside St. Louis, and AmeriCorps to clean up Delmar as City Forestry plants 102 trees. Register
4 pm March 29th Grow Native! Zoom Master Class: Prairie Garden Primer for Town and Country. Free to Missouri Prairie Foundation members and Grow Native professional members. $15 nonmembers. Register
9 am to Noon April 1st Seed St. Louis Spring Plant Sale @ Carriage House, 3815 Bell. Arrive early for best selection. Bring a box lid to carry your plants. $4 seedling 6-packs. Available at this Sale: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Collards, Dinosaur Kale, Lettuce
Native Plant Sales Return: 8 am to 4 pm April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 20, 27 Missouri Wildflower Nursery @ Kirkwood Farmer’s Market. Order in advance– by Tuesday prior to market day- or buy what they bring to Market
8 am to 2 pm April 15th Native Plant Workshop and Plant Sale at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Kirkwood. Hosted by Partners for Native Landscaping.
April 28th-29th St. Louis Herb Society Plant Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden
9 am April 30th Partners for Native Landscaping Native Plant Sale & Native Plant Swap @ Beyond Housing. Preorder from vendors for pick up or shop from what is available that day.
9 am to Noon May 13th Seed St. Louis Summer Plant Sale @ Carriage House, 3815 Bell. Arrive early for best selection. Bring a box lid to carry your plants. $4 seedling 6-packs. Available at this Sale: Basil, Eggplant, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Mint, Lavender, Rhubarb, Sorrel, more
10 am May 13th World Bird Sanctuary Native Plant Sale. Preorder from vendors for pick up or shop from what is available that day.
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