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Members of The Garden Club of St. Louis strolled through the natural Missouri prairie in Forest Park, and learned how we can all turn parts of our own lawns into a beautiful natural habitat that supports local wildlife and cuts down on carbon emissions. This area of the park now supports local wildlife, including purple coneflower, crested iris, and a myriad of species of beetles, spiders, and small mammals.


To read more about supporting natural habitats like these, check out Douglass Tallamy’s new book Nature’s Best Hope HERE.



Peter Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and longtime member of The Garden Club of St. Louis, has recently published his autobiography, Driven by Nature. It’s safe to say that few people have lived lives as thoroughly devoted to plants as Peter Raven has. The author of numerous leading textbooks and several hundred scholarly articles, Raven has been a tireless champion of sustainability and biodiversity for decades. His new book chronicles his life and work in support of the planet and of our environment.

You can purchase the book here: MBG Press




The Garden Club of St. Louis awarded grants to six nonprofits in the inaugural year of our Green Grants program. The Green Grants are designed to support community organizations whose mission aligns with ours, and help fund their efforts to inspire and support the communities they serve. In 2021, we awarded grants to EarthDance Organic Farm School, Forest Park Forever, Haven of Grace, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri Veterans Endeavor, and The Cultural Landscape Foundation.


For more information about our Green Grants, contact chairs Becky Smith and Liza Weiss.