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Creating a camp care package

Kids who spend a week or more at sleep-away camp will welcome a care package from home, especially if it contains items they can share with bunkmates and other camp friends.

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Finding Focus

Explorers programs exist in many police departments in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. Cities like Chesterfield, Florissant and O’Fallon are just a few that play host to Explorer posts for young men and women ages 14-21 who are interested in police work.

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On the calendar

Plant sales, lectures, exhibitions The Great Perennial Divide: From now until the end of April, non-profit Gateway Greening is giving area residents the chance to clean out their backyard gardens for a good cause during its annual Great Perennial Divide. The unique event will give backyard gardeners the chance to donate their unwanted ornamental plants at a variety of collection ...

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Don’t pitch that pot!

The Missouri Botanical Garden encourages gardeners to help reduce the amount of horticultural waste in landfills by recycling plastic garden pots, polystyrene cell packs and trays.

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Great gardens start with tips from a master gardener

Temperatures in the 70s can have inexperienced gardeners chomping at the bit to dig a hole and plant something – tomatoes, pole beans, zucchini, anything. But experienced gardeners know that for everything there is a season and a few scattered days of summer temperatures are not good enough when it comes to planting what will hopefully mature into bumper crops. ...

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