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.
Federal Programs Related to - Environmental & Urban Beautification
Programs that enhance the aesthetic characteristics of the urban environment. Billboard Regulation; City Beautification Programs; Graffiti Removal; Highway Rest Areas Maintenance; Litter Control; Roadside Rest Areas Maintenance; Tree Planting
Federal Programs Related to - Horticulture
Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals to pursue their interest in cultivating ornamental plants, flowers, trees, shrubs, house plants, herbs, garden fruits and vegetables or other species of plants.
Federal Programs Related to - Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.
While philanthropy, social responsibility and corporate governance all already play a role, we will probably see more powerful contributions when companies embed social innovation into their core business strategies and operations.
Sunflower Patch Revitalizes St. Louis Space For Environmental, Economic Benefit