Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live!

Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

From graffiti removal to Blitz to the daffodils that sprout their blooms all around town, Brightside St. Louis is the city’s oldest and most comprehensive not-for-profit cleaning and greening group. Learn more about what we’re doing to grow an even more beautiful St. Louis!

Brightside is funded through donations from individuals, companies and foundations and by a grant from HUD and the St. Louis Community Development Administration.

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2021 St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium

Join us Saturday, May 1st, 2021 for this year’s St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium located at Brightside St. Louis’ Demonstration Garden at 4646 Shenandoah Avenue.

Virtual and limited in-person viewing options available*

The symposium will feature a special virtual presentation by Doug Tallamy, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.

Doug has authored 95 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 40 years.  Chief among his research goals is to better understand the way insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

This special presentation is geared towards everyday gardeners like our Brightside friends and neighbors!  All participants can receive a copy of Doug’s new book, Nature’s Best Hope.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with Doug Tallamy’s presentation at 9:30 a.m. with a Q&A following. Afterwards, we have an “Ask the Experts” Q&A with the MO Department of Conservation.

Cost:  $20 per person.  Includes registration fee and copy of Nature’s Best Hope.

**Register by calling the Brightside Office at 314-772-4646.**

*In-person seating is prioritized for those without the ability to participate online.

All who register will receive a Zoom link before May 1st to join the live webinar.

Neighbors Naturescaping Participants:  Register early! Neighbors Naturescaping participants can take part in this event and receive a copy of Nature’s Best Hope all at no charge. Books can be picked up from the Brightside Office April 12 through May 13th.

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Parking and Shuttle:  Parking is limited by the Demonstration Garden. Additional parking is available at the St. Louis City Water Division located at 1640 South Kingshighway, 63110.  Please park in the rear of the building and shuttle service will be available to and from the symposium.

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