Call For Sustainable Yards!

By Terry Winkelmann

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the Sustainable Backyard Tour returns for the 9th year showcasing green living practices, including low-impact lawn care, composting and using recycled materials, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, gardening with native plants, water conservation, renewable energy and much more. If your backyard is eco-friendly, and located in St. Louis City or St. Louis County, we invite you to consider being a host on this year’s tour and joining the more than 300 St. Louis families who have welcomed tour goers into their yards over the years.

Your yard doesn’t need to be perfect, elaborate or large. If it’s inviting and demonstrates some element of sustainability that the public can learn from, we’d like to hear from you! As an organic, life-celebrating event, the tour asks only that you commit to organic best-practices and refrain from using synthetic pesticides and additives.

Hosts agree to open their yards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and interact with visitors—hundreds of visitors! More than 2000 people attend the tour overall—but with dozens of stops to choose from, no individual host is overwhelmed. And while many host sites are single family backyards, residents of apartment buildings, condos and other residential communities are encouraged to apply, too.

The deadline to register to host is May 1st, 2019
Visit www.sustainablebackyard.org for details or email TerrySBYT@gmail.com.