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December – 2014 


What:

Sassafras Café

Date:

November - 2014 through December - 2014

Time:

Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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Begin or end your visit to the Garden with a light meal or a quick snack at Sassafras!  Seasonal menus include delicious Garden-themed salads, sandwiches, soups, and snacks, with daily specials and a kids' menu for the little ones. Sassafras prides itself on obtaining as much locally sourced products as are available, and the results are evident in the fresh, vibrant flavors of the season.

Seating: 130 inside; 100 outside.

sassafrasSassafras is Four-Star Certified by the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance, a St. Louis Earth Day initiative committed to working with St. Louis restaurants to reduce their environmental impact.

What does it mean to be "Green" or "Sustainable"?

Going Green involves practices and product choices that conserve energy, water, and other limited natural resources. Going Green reduces waste through reuse, recycling, composting, and more! Sustainable living places great value on meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to live happy, healthy, and successful lives. Learn more about sustainability at the Garden.


What:

Take Care of Your Planet
For Cub Scout Bears

Date:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time:

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education   [Map]
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63110-2262

Fee:

Fee per scout: $8/public; $6/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

CubEvent Description:  Tour the Garden to learn how we are preserving our natural resources and participate in a fun recycling relay. You’ll learn what happens to your trash when it is hauled away and about the benefits of reusing. Use some recycled materials to make a planter to take home—maybe even from an old shoe! Participate in a fun activity to learn how energy gets to your home. Investigate ways that water and energy are wasted, and what you can do to become more responsible for your environment! This program completes requirements c, d and f towards the Bear Trail Achievement 6: Your Living World. Registration ends Thursday, December 5.   Register

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What:

Home Scientist
For Girl Scout Brownies

Date:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Time:

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education   [Map]
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63110-2262

Fee:

Fee per scout: $8/public; $6/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio; There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

BrownieEvent Description:  Play with science! Through experimentation, we’ll make things bubble, float and dance. Scouts will make some tasty experiments too! Scouts will take home a really unique plant for their indoor garden. Girls will receive their Home Scientist badge. Registration ends Monday, December 8.   Register

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What:

Household Elf
For Girl Scout Brownies

Date:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time:

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education   [Map]
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63110-2262

Fee:

Fee per scout: $10/public; $8/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

ElfEvent Description:  Protect the planet and keep a green home! Scouts will learn steps to green their cleaning by saving energy and water. Learn about the plants that are especially good at keeping the air in their home pollution free, then plant and take one home. Scouts will make some natural cleaning products to take home too! Girls will receive their Household Elf badge.Registration ends Friday, December 12.   Register

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What:

Your Living World
For Cub Scout Wolves

Date:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Time:

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education   [Map]
4651 Shaw Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63110-2262

Fee:

Fee per scout: $8/public; $6/member; chaperones free (1 for every 2 scouts) then $8 each after required ratio;There must be one adult present for every two scouts.

CubEvent Description:  Green your world! Learn about forms of pollution and hear stories about how the staff at the Missouri Botanical Garden is working to protect and preserve our natural resources. Participate in a short cleanup around the Garden, an exciting recycling relay and a fun demonstration to observe how waterways can become polluted. Learn how to save energy at home and protect our only world. Program length is 2 hours. This program completes all the requirements for Wolf Achievement 7: Your Living World. Registration ends Monday, December 15.   Register

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What:

E-Cycling Event

Date:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time:

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location:

Paul Schroeder Park   [Map]
359 Old Meramec Station Road
Ballwin, MO 63021

Event Description:  We have a PERMANENT electronics recycling drop off event for all West County residents the 3rd SATURDAY of EVERY MONTH at Paul Schroeder Park in Manchester, MO.

There is a limit of one television per car at no charge. A $15 fee will be charged for each additional television. All other electronic items accepted FREE of charge. If it runs off a battery or plugs in the wall, it will be accepted. For more information, call 314-338-4401 or visit their website at www.rnaworldwide.com.

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Grant Applications

Since 1996, the Solid Waste Management Program has provided grants to help fund innovative and sustainable programs to improve waste diversion in St. Louis County. The grant program is open to any municipality, public institution, not-for-profit organization, or business. The grant project must occur in St. Louis County. Funding for the grant program comes from St. Louis County voter-approved landfill surcharge fees.

The 2014 grant round is closed. For reference, click the following links to view the grant application and instructions:

  1. Grant 2014 Insructions
  2. Grant 2014 Application

Please direct questions about the grant program to Chris Kalter at 314-615-8933 or ckalter@stlouisco.com.


  1. 2012 Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant
    (The deadline for this round of applications has passed. The next grant round will open in 2013.)
    1. Questions and Answers - Grant Workshop March 28, 2012