The city of Wildwood, local business owners and the Farms Community Garden hosts a joint Lawn & Garden Summit from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main St. The event is free to attend but advance registration is appreciated at cityofwildwood.com/Summit.
The Summit will provide education and hands-on demonstrations from local businesses for the following topics:
• Compost production, benefits and application rates, presented by Fick Supply Service Inc.
• Deer-resistant planting, presented by Zick’s Great Outdoors.
• Getting your vegetables started, presented by St. Louis Community College at Wildwood.
• Invasive honeysuckle – effective removal strategies and techniques, presented by Wildwood Tree Service.
• Perennial and shrub spring maintenance to ensure a colorful year, presented by Passiglia’s Nursery & Garden Center.
• Planting natives – heat, drought and water tolerant species, presented by Papillon Perennials.
• Tips on cultivating a healthy garden, presented by Wildwood Family YMCA.
• Water and integrated pest management for home gardeners, presented by Fahr Greenhouse.
There will be two simultaneous educational sessions occurring inside City Hall in the Council Chambers and Community Room from 1-5 p.m. Each business will give its presentation twice so that all attendees have the best opportunity to attend the session of their choice. Each presentation will last 30 minutes, including time for an overview presentation and audience questions.
Participating businesses also may have a hands-on display and demonstration tent outside. Additionally, the following partner organizations are expected to have display and/or demonstration tents on-site: Wildwood Farms Community Garden, Wildwood Watershed Erosion Task Force, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Missouri Prairie Foundation, Missouri Pollinator Network, Great Rivers Missouri Master Naturalist, Missourians for Monarchs, University of Missouri Extension, Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, St. Louis Master Gardeners, St. Louis County Parks and Recreation [children’s garden activity], Saint Louis Science Center, Bring Conservation Home – St. Louis Audubon Society, Friends of Belleview, Sugarbud Fields, and Wild Ones. Additional display participants may be added before the Summit date. All event attendees are encouraged to visit these tents during, in between or after each session.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided to all attendees.