The Birds & the Bees: Pollinators and Native Gardens programming

Garden Storytime: 10-11 a.m.
Join us for fun and exciting stories about outdoor adventures! Missouri Botanical Garden staff will read 2-3 stories and lead an herb planting activity with participants. Learn about Tales and Trails, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s nature-inspired Summer Reading Program.
June 10, Walnut Park Library
July 1, Julia Davis Library
July 22, Walnut Park Library
July 29, Julia Davis Library

Central Library Programs

June 10  
STL City Recycles 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Representatives will be handing out blue recycling bins and talking to patrons about recycling. 

July 9       
The Buzz on Pollinators  
10-11 a.m.
Pollinators are essential for many flowers to produce fruits and vegetables.  Learn about the different types of pollinators that are found in Missouri and ways you can “bee-friend” native pollinators. Presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

July 13
Beekeeping Basics
11 a.m.-Noon
Beekeeper Chas Adams presents the fundamentals of beekeeping.  Get an up-close look at the equipment need for maintain the hives and taste the fruits of his labor.

July 23
The Sweet Taste of Success
Noon-1 p.m.
Ted Drewe’s and Eckert’s Farm will discuss their cooperating roles with pollinators and their products. Learn about Ted Drewe’s secret family recipe. Taste the difference with complimentary samples of Ted Drewe’s frozen custard and Eckert’s tree-ripened peaches.

August 3
Brewz for Bees
2-4 p.m.
Old Bakery Beer Company, a certified organic craft brewery, hosts an informational beer tasting. Sample the best all-organic, pollinator-friendly, environmentally conscious and delicious beer being made in the Midwest today while also learning about the important role pollinators perform in managing the world’s fragile ecosystem. This event is only for adults 21 years of age or older.

Sept. 14
Seed Swap

Noon-2 p.m.
Kingshighway Library

Did you know that Kingshighway has a Seed Library that is available for community use? Learn all about it, trade your flower and vegetable seed with other like-minded individuals, learn how to preserve leftover seeds pr the sees from this year’s crop.