Urban gardening is simply the process of growing plants in an urban environment

However, growing plants in urban areas can present certain challenges less common in more rural or even suburban settings.

In urban cities, where the population is more concentrated, things like buildings, sidewalks, streets, stormwater runoff, overhead wires, underground utilities and other urban features pose a unique set of conditions which should be considered when planning and planting a garden.

To help citizens navigate the issues that some urban gardens encounter, Brightside St. Louis is hosting the St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in our Demonstration Garden at 4646 Shenandoah Avenue.

Get many more details here: http://www.brightsidestl.org/1807/st-louis-urban-gardening-symposium/