Pollinators are crucial to food production, which is why the FOOD ROOF Farm houses a Milkweeds for Monarchs garden that contributes to our robust, diverse crop yield. Milkweeds for Monarchs is a part of the St. Louis Urban Vitality & Ecology Initiative working to connect people and nature in our urban environment. Come learn about the vital role pollinators play in our livelihood and how you can get involved in creating your pollinator habitat.
About the Educators: Elizabeth Ward, Monarch Conservation Coordinator, Brightside St. Louis – Elizabeth began her role in June 2015 in the City of St. Louis Office of the Mayor. In April 2016, she moved to Brightside St. Louis, where the Milkweeds for Monarchs program was institutionalized. She currently oversees the St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway project and other monarch and pollinator conservation efforts in the City of St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Truman State University. Learn for a Cause: All proceeds support the nonprofit Urban Harvest STL and their FOOD ROOF Farm project where they grow healthy, organic food for underserved communities in St Louis.
Materials to bring: pen and paper to take notes