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 !!
Very early last Sunday morning I took photographs around Forest Park's Murphy Lake on Lindell Blvd. at Lake Ave. My plan was to concentrate on the dogwoods, which have been so spectacular this spring, but when I started to explore, I found so much more to share with you this morning.
CWE Families and Friends organized another fabulous Easter Egg Hunt in Kennedy Park Saturday afternoon. There seemed to be more families than ever before in attendance which, to me, is another positive sign of the vitality of the neighborhood.
Organizers instructed the under 5s to search for eggs in the water-feature area of the park, while the older children were directed to the playground area.
Who cares about eggs?
The Golden Egg, above.
Many thanks to Amanda Kracen, Nannette Bell, Diann Cage and her daughters Audrey and Quinn, for organizing 2015's perfectly orchestrated Easter Egg Hunt.
There's an interesting story behind Kennedy Park at the intersection of Olive and Washington. The persistence of young families and generous grants from the Gateway Foundation and City of St. Louis Parks Department led to its creation. Here is a 2011 post on the subject.
On View in CWE Galleries New projects+gallery features work by Hideko Seo, 4733 McPherson; Philip Slein Gallery: David Row & Robert Zungu, 4735 McPherson; Duane Reed Gallery: Akio Takamori, 4729 McPherson; Houska Gallery: Alicia LaChance, 4728 McPherson.