Dear Gardeners, Adventurers, Folks who just want to ‘make it better’ –
We are planting the Delmar Sunflower+ Garden this Saturday (5/23) morning. Can you please spare an hour to plant a row? We would really appreciate your help! It takes a big community effort to make this beautiful garden happen.
51xx Delmar just east of Third Degree Glass Factory. 90 rows... Most folks will start at 9ish... but we will be there any time after 7:30 a.m. for you early risers.
We need lots of folks for this big work day, so please ask your friends too- reply, message, text, or call me 607-3452 if you think you might be able to make it.
Approximately 20 neighbors spread mulch around the perimeter of the sunflower beds in the 5100 block of Delmar last Saturday morning. The Delmar Sunflower + Project is spearheaded by 28th Ward Alderman Lyda Krewson, above. The youngest worker, and he was tireless, was Jack Auer, son of Doug Auer, a founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Blvd.
Luckily, the first wave of the day's rain started to fall just as we spread the last shovelful of mulch. Later, as I washed the mud off my gloves in the rainwater at the curb on Delmar, and walked barefoot to my car (I, like everyone, was caked with mud), I thought about how peaceful that spot seemed and how far we've come, thanks to Lyda's vision, and to something as simple as a field of sunflowers.
Join us next Saturday, May 23 starting at 9 a.m. for planting day. Stop by whenever you can.
Mike Owens, above, and Jim Dwyer, below, spent yesterday (Thursday, 4/30) tilling the beds in advance of the first work day, Saturday, May 9.
Our first work day isSaturday May 9th at 9am.Just show up to help! We will be spreading mulch and preparing for planting.Come have fun in the dirt with us!
Last summer over 150 volunteers planted and tended 15,000 sunflower seeds… that is 30 rows… 375 feet long… 9 inches apart… ! The result was beautiful, stunning, fun, and very hopeful.
The owner, CWE Housing Corporation, is a not for profit 501c(3). Funds raised will go towards soil testing, equipment rental, tilling, grass cutting, Mo Botanical Garden consulting, signage, taxes, and the monarch butterfly garden.
Come have fun in the dirt with us!
Saturday May 9 – Mulch and clean up – 9am
Saturday May 23 – Seed Planting Day - 9am
Saturday June 6 – Weeding & Maintenance –
Saturday June 20 – Transplanting & weeding
Sunday July 19 … Sunflower Sunday Celebration 6pm (tentative)
Many thanks from the “Delmar Sunflower Team”.
Richard Reilly – Missouri Botanical Gardens
Don Koster – Washington University School of Architecture
Jim Dwyer – Central West End
Doug Auer – Third Degree Glass
Lyda Krewson – Alderman Ward 28
Mike Owens – Dirt Farmer J
Many thanks to our sponsors Mo Dept of Conservation; BoWood Farms; Mo Botanical Gardens; Washington Univ & Many Many Volunteers !!
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