This month’s program was attended by 22 members and 2 guests who were welcomed by President Ed Schmidt. Membership chair Betty Struckhoff circulated attendance sheet.
Brightside St. Louis’ Executive Director Mary Lou Green was our hostess at the Brightside Demonstration Garden and Learning Center located on the southeast corner of South Kingshighway Blvd and Shenandoah Avenue near Vandeventer Avenue.
Prior to 2011, the flat vacant lot adjacent to the Brightside office had been an eyesore in the neighborhood for more than twenty years. Now it is a beautiful native plant garden that was “designed to educate visitors on best planting and environmentally sustainable practices that can be implemented in yard and neighborhood gardens” while providing the neighborhood with a beautiful green space.