Five members’ yards on Sustainable Backyard Tour – June 12

By Marsha Gebhardt
President, Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter

Plants and bushes in front of a house

The yard of Sherri DeRousse and Andy Guti

Wild Ones members will be providing a strong showing of native landscapes during the free Sustainable Backyard Tour on Sunday, June 12. Eight members will be hosting at five homes on the tour:

  • Susan and Fred Burk – Burk’s Peaceful Space!; 145 Girard Place in Kirkwood
  • Sherri DeRousse and Andy Guti – City Delight; 4059 Utah Street in Tower Grove South
  • Kevin King – Old World Soulard Courtyard; 804 Ann Ave. in Soulard
  • Sue and Andy Leahy – Leahy’s Wildlife Habitat; 2833 Marderly Drive in Brentwood
  • Besa Schweitzer – Besa’s Garden; 771 Pardella Ave. in Lemay

Native plants in Susan Leahy's yard

Native plants in Susan and Andy Leahy’s yard

As an indicator of the strengthening native-plant movement, 35 of the 48 yards/gardens are designed to support pollinators through the use of native plants.

There will be plenty of opportunities to learn and to share excitement during the event. For Descriptions and a Map or To Register

As you tour and talk with folks, please remember to invite fellow native-plant enthusiasts to visit our website – Encourage them to look at our calendar and to continue their learning with us at our monthly gatherings.

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