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Prairie Polycultures: Sustainable, Edible Landscapes

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 5:30 PM-7:30 PM


Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63114 + Google Map

— a Wild Ideas Worth Sharing special partnership event

The Wild Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series offers opportunities to network, learn, and envision a more biodiverse St. Louis region. Local and regional practitioners share stories and insights from real-world projects happening in the region, and challenge us all to wildly rethink where we live, work, play, and prosper.

Photo credit: Russell Kinerson

Free and Open to all. Registration Required. Register at www.usgbc-mogateway.org by Monday, October 17.

5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
Formal presentation

Free wine and light appetizers

Featured Speakers:
Carol Davit, Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation
Scott Allegrucci, Senior Development and Communications Officer, The Land Institute
Dr. Claudia Ciotir, postdoctoral fellow, Perennial Agriculture Project Global Inventory, Saint Louis University

Could native-planted building landscapes help feed our communities? Forty years of plant research and breeding by The Land Institute (Salina, KS) has advanced into global field trials of edible grains TLI has perennialized to grow in the polyculture of a prairie, without fertilizer or pesticides and with minimal energy inputs. TLI recently partnered with Saint Louis University and the Missouri Botanical Garden in a landmark data-gathering effort to further these options to transform agriculture. The Missouri Prairie Foundation, a longtime TLI collaborator, leverages native ecosystem expertise into this mix. Speakers from TLI, MPF, and Saint Louis University lead a virtual tour of edible prairie potentials. This is Biodiversity for building occupants who eat!

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU

Thanks to our Event Sponsor, DJM Ecological!

Presented in partnership with: Missouri Botanical Garden, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, and the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
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8800 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63114 United States
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