St. Charles County Master Gardeners'

                                             Native Gardens receive platinum level award                                                 from St. Louis Audubon

                                                                                                                                                Congratulations to the MG Native Area Demo                                                                                                                                                          Garden team!





Mitch Leachman - of the Saint Louis Audubon Society - conducted a St. Peters Extension property review, and has awarded us with the Audubon "Bring Conservation Home" Platinum Certification for our native areas. Paperwork will arrive late



  • Platinum is their highest level of certification, and you are all to be commended for your efforts and commitment, especially during this time of social distancing and site restrictions


A sign from Audubon that recognizes our achievement that we can install on the site, once we obtain approval from Extension, per policies regarding signage. See attached picture of the sign.


Mitch may post an announcement on their Facebook page recognizing our certification as a institutional site (as opposed to residential) if the Extension staff approves and provides some the details of such an announcement.


According to Mitch, we are the first Institutional site (non-residential) to receive a Platinum Certification in Saint Charles.


Congratulations and thanks to all of us!!

St. Louis & St. Charles Speakers Series


        Wednesday, September 30 – 6:00 p.m. 

      Soil 101 & Deciphering that Darn Soil Test Report 

with Mu  Extension Horticulture Specialist Justin Keay. 

       Register in advance for this meeting·        


Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.

St. Charles & St. Louis Master Gardener Zoom Speaker Series

 Art, Flowers, and Urban Farms/Gardens with Rebecca Bodicky owner of Alice Blue Collective. 

Alice Blue Collective (ABC) is a creative project dedicated to bringing the unexpected

to everyday spaces and local places. ABC has started an urban farm to grow their own flowers for daily and special arrangements, weddings, restaurants, and for their weekly/subscription clients.

Register in advance for this meeting:


Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.

St. Charles & St. Louis Master Gardener Zoom Speaker Series Native Plant ID 

with the University of Illinois Extension Specialist Erin Garrett. 

Register in advance for this meeting:


President Kevin Minard

Vice - President   Jan Carron

Treasurer Joe Walker

Secretary  Rebekah Davis    

Demonstration Garden Co-Leads

Victoria Gally - Cindy Platzer

Constant Contact (group e-mail)

Mary Carey  Web master

Rebekah Davis