Delmar Sunflower+ Project
Dear Gardeners & Sunflower lovers…We had an absolutely bumper crop of over 10,000 bright yellow sunflowers. A Big Success by any measure. The yellow Finches and Doves have eaten almost every seed. This Saturday morning we are going to pull out the plants and send them to a composter. We will begin at 9… Come pull a few plants, and enjoy a Hot Spiced Cider or Coffee with friends. Bring your gloves and a neighbor –Posted by Lyda Krewson on Monday, October 27, 2014
HELP US GROW
The result was beautiful, stunning, fun, and very hopeful. Want to help this summer? Click the button below to help us make it happen, again!
The owner, CWE Housing Corporation, is a not for profit 501c(3). Funds raised will go towards equipment rental, tilling, grass cutting, MO Botanical Garden consulting, signage, taxes on the property, and the monarch butterfly garden.
Would you like to help? Here's how!
Mulch and Cleanup
May 9, 2015
Seed Planting Day
May 23, 2015
Weeding & Maintenance
June 6, 2015
Transplanting & Weeding
June 20, 2015
Sunflower Sunday Celebration (tentative)
July 19, 2015
What Is the Delmar Sunflowers+ Project?
The Delmar Sunflower+ Project is an initiative to activate and beautify a vacant stretch of Delmar. The area is near Third Degree Glass at 51xx Delmar. Once this stretch of Delmar was a thriving residential community with hundreds of residents – today it sits vacant, forgotten and forlorn.
The Delmar Sunflower + Project, is an outgrowth the Sustainable Land Lab, a partnership between Washington University and the City of St. Louis aimed at rethinking vacant land in St. Louis. The goal of the Delmar Sunflower+ Project soil remediation, community building, and ultimately to spur redevelopment of these long vacant parcels.
This fall, we plan to bring partners together to hold a charrette - a collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution(s) to a design problem – to identify good development ideas for the site.