Arbor Day in Schroeder Park
Saturday 4/24 8-9 am Free!
8 AM – SEEDLING GIVEAWAY BEGINS
We will be giving away 5 Gift Certificates each for a $20 to Chalily to randomly chosen cars!
Manchester is giving away FREE trees, until they run out, at our annual seedling giveaway (Blackgum, Loblolly Pine, Redbud, Buttonbush, Bald Cypress, Swamp White Oak). We will host a drive-thru in front of the Park Office.
9 AM – TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
Join us for a short ceremony as we celebrate Arbor Day 2021 with the planting of our Community Tree.
Do you have a composter but have questions about best practices? Are you new to composting and want to learn what it’s all about? Join Danielle Meert of Moshrooms as she demos a variety of composting methods at local community gardens in Manchester. Ask questions and get the help you need to jumpstart your composting! All Ages
|Saturday||February 27||10-11 a.m.||$10 per person|
|Tuesday||March 16||6-7 p.m.||$10 per person|
The EarthWays Center of MOBOT invites you to meet some WILD-ly wonderful options for home and community lands. Learn how plant choices matter to birds, bugs and people- and why some good-looking plants go bad. This event is via Zoom.
|Wednesday||March 3||7-8:30 p.m.||FREE|
Have your landscape & eat it too! Join Emily from Custom Foodscaping, whose team transforms ordinary spaces into beautiful, food-producing landscapes. Ages 18+
|Edible Landscaping Demo - From grass to garden|
|Saturday||10-10:45 a.m.||$10 per person|
|Sowing Seeds- How to sow directly into your garden|
|Saturday||11-11:45 a.m.||$10 per person|
Walk through the park with a Certified Arborist from Davey Tree as they identify common trees, talk about tree planting, tree care, and answer your questions! Special attention will be paid to the impact of Emerald Ash Borer on our Ash tree population. This program has limited space and pre-registration is required. All Ages
|Tuesday||April 13||5:30-7 p.m.||$5 per person|
|Thursday||May 6||5:30-7 p.m.||$5 per person|
Reducing contamination in the recycle stream is still important! Join Joell Aguirre, Manager of Municipal Services at Republic Services for a presentation and interactive discussion on the most important practices of recycling. Joell will bring examples and empower us to be part of the recycling solution! Ages 18+
|Wednesday||NEW DATE! June 9||10-11 A.M.||$5 per person|
What happens to all that stuff in our bins? And why do some materials contaminate recycling? Learning how recycling systems work will help us keep recycling working for all. Recycling awareness can help turn the tide of plastic pollution too. Presented by MOBOT.
Class located in the Schroeder Park Building.
|Wednesday||June 2||7-8:30 p.m.||$5 Res/ $6.50 Non-Res|
Missouri Botanical Gardens classes feature Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager from the EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden. Jean is the manager of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge and is on the leadership team for the regional initiative BiodiverseCity Stl. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult.