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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.

Borrowing from Lewis Miller’s Flower Flash concept in New York City, The Garden Club of St. Louis members created a floral masterpiece in a trash can outside of Children’s Hospital in June 2020. The goal of a Flower Flash is to “create a positive emotional response through flowers,” according to Miller. Our version certainly brought cheer to local health care workers under stress from working round the clock during the pandemic.

Find more photos of the Flower Flash here.

Quarantining during the COVID-19 crisis is difficult and stressful for all of us, but it is especially hard on residents of senior living facilities in our area. Since they are at higher risk for COVID-19, residents must be isolated in their rooms much more than usual. Some are temporarily unable to have visits from family, and many group activities have been curtailed or cancelled. To help lift their spirits, The Garden Club of St. Louis arranged for local florists to deliver floral arrangements for them to enjoy during this difficult time.

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