The Sustainable Backyard Tour


Discover the Environment in Your Backyard!

The Sustainable Backyard Tour is a grassroots community production showcasing eco-friendly yards & gardens throughout St. Louis City and County. More than 30 hosts welcome you this year to see the many ways we can live more sustainably in our own backyards. 

Some hosts have been growing food, improving soils and building habitat for years; others are just beginning. Wherever you are on that spectrum, you’re in good company. We all need to do whatever we can to lighten our impact on this fragile planet, to ensure that water, air and soil can continue to provide for us in generations to come.

The starting place is wherever you are.

Read the hosts’ descriptions of their yards here, beginning on June 1st. Choose locations nearest you that most match your goals or interests. Use a street guide or map app to plot your very own customized route for Tour Sunday. Pack your sunscreen, water bottle, hat, and head out! Tour yards will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

And if you go, please let us know by Registering here. Because the Tour is free we can measure attendance only if you register! Thank you!

The Addresses of the yards on tour this year will be posted here June 1st.

On Tour Day, June 11th, you can visit any of the hosts between 11 and 4 p.m.  

We will have a limited number of tour booklets printed and available for pickup at select locations around town also beginning June 1st.

Register now to Attend this Free Community Event!

Register Here to Attend

Sunday, June 11, 2017

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In Various Locations Throughout St. Louis