Earth Day 5K Run/Walk April 23rd

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2021 Earth Day 5k Opens in new windowAt the Run there will be drawings for $20 Chalily Gift Certificates as well as drawings for donations from our sponsor Texas Roadhouse! 

Earth Day 5K Course


Arbor Day in Schroeder Park  

Saturday 4/24 8-9 am Free!

8 AM – SEEDLING GIVEAWAY BEGINS
We will be giving away 5 Gift Certificates each for a $20 to Chalily to randomly chosen cars!

Manchester is giving away FREE trees, until they run out, at our annual seedling giveaway (Blackgum, Loblolly Pine, Redbud, Buttonbush, Bald Cypress, Swamp White Oak). We will host a drive-thru in front of the Park Office.
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9 AM – TREE PLANTING CEREMONY

Join us for a short ceremony as we celebrate Arbor Day 2021 with the planting of our Community Tree.

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Composting Concerns - Demo

Do you have a composter but have questions about best practices? Are you new to composting and want to learn what it’s all about? Join Danielle Meert of Moshrooms as she demos a variety of composting methods at local community gardens in Manchester. Ask questions and get the help you need to jumpstart your composting! All Ages

SaturdayFebruary 2710-11 a.m.$10 per person
TuesdayMarch 166-7 p.m.$10 per person


Invasive? Native? Exotic? an Eco-Logical view of plants

The EarthWays Center of MOBOT invites you to meet some WILD-ly wonderful options for home and community lands. Learn how plant choices matter to birds, bugs and people- and why some good-looking plants go bad. This event is via Zoom.


WednesdayMarch 37-8:30 p.m.FREE



Custom Food-scaping

Have your landscape & eat it too! Join Emily from Custom Foodscaping, whose team transforms ordinary spaces into beautiful, food-producing landscapes. Ages 18+

Edible Landscaping Demo - From grass to garden
SaturdayMarch 13 NEW DATE! April 310-10:45 a.m.$10 per person


Sowing Seeds- How to sow directly into your garden
SaturdayMarch 13 NEW DATE! April 3
11-11:45 a.m.$10 per person


Tree Walk with Q & A

Walk through the park with a Certified Arborist from Davey Tree as they identify common trees, talk about tree planting, tree care, and answer your questions! Special attention will be paid to the impact of Emerald Ash Borer on our Ash tree population. This program has limited space and pre-registration is required. All Ages

TuesdayApril 135:30-7 p.m.$5 per person
ThursdayMay 65:30-7 p.m.$5 per person


Then & Now - The Importance of Recycling

Reducing contamination in the recycle stream is still important! Join Joell Aguirre, Manager of Municipal Services at Republic Services for a presentation and interactive discussion on the most important practices of recycling. Joell will bring examples and empower us to be part of the recycling solution! Ages 18+

WednesdayMay 1910-11 A.M.$5 per person


Recycle Responsibly 

What happens to all that stuff in our bins? And why do some materials contaminate recycling? Learning how recycling systems work will help us keep recycling working for all. Recycling awareness can help turn the tide of plastic pollution too. Presented by MOBOT.
Class located in the Schroeder Park Building.


WednesdayJune 27-8:30 p.m.$5 Res/ $6.50 Non-Res


MOBOT Classes

Missouri Botanical Gardens classes feature Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager from the EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden. Jean is the manager of the St. Louis Green Business Challenge and is on the leadership team for the regional initiative BiodiverseCity Stl. All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult.