Resources/Nonprofit Institutions:

Brightside STL; Neighbor’s Naturescaping grant program provides free plants to community groups up to $1500/year native plants – design is up to you.  Great demonstration garden as well @ Kingshighway and Vandeventer.  Urban Gardening Symposium every year in June!

MOBOT/MSD; MSD Small Grants (STL City Program ) grant programs to manage stormwater $4000 for single family homes minimum 100 sq ft project and $10,000 for multi-family/institutional projects minimum 500 sq ft.  Large grants program up to $180,000/acre drainage area managed.

MU Extension; Locations in STL County & City – Soil Testing, training for Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Master Pollinator (new for 2019!) as well as courses on Neighborhood Leadership, Nutrition and Wellness, and plant related inquiries.

Wild Ones; St. Louis Chapter educational group with monthly meetings.  Join them for a meeting or apply for “modest grants (available) to non-profit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting”. 

MO Dept of Conservation; Cost Share programs “Preference will be given to projects that involve cost-share or in-kind contributions of at least 25 percent of the total project budget”

Volunteer Opportunities:

Forest Park Forever planting spaces in Forest Park (city has almost no budget to manage flower beds etc in parks)

South Grand Ecocrew; South Grand CID organizes monthly volunteer opportunities to assist with district maintenance of landscaping.

MO Botanical Gardens; World class botanical gardens


Missouri Wildflowers Nursery; near Jefferson City – carries the greatest selection of MO native plants in our region.  You can order plants to be shipped or delivered (if order is large enough) or catch them at a local sale: Kirkwood Farmer’s Market (every Saturday in April and Sept)

St. Louis Composting; soil blends, compost, mulch, and green waste disposal.  Delivery for a fee.  STL City residents can dump 1x/month at City location off Hall St.

Kirkwood Material Supply; mulch, gravel, hardscaping materials, natural stone, concrete block etc. multiple STL area locations and also a nursery.  Delivery for a fee

Retail Garden Centers; Greenscape Gardens, Bowood Farms (STL City), Garden Heights Nursery, Sugar Creek Gardens.  Located across STL region.