Sunflower Patch Revitalizes St. Louis Space For Environmental, Economic Benefit

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About 10,000 sunflowers have transformed a vacant city lot in St. Louis to provide environmental and economic benefits for the community.

The patch of sunflower blooms is a part of the Sustainable Land Lab's five redevelopment projects geared to revitalize and beautify the landscape of the area. The Sustainable Land Lab is a partnership between the city and Washington University.

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