Delmar Sunflower+ Project

Dear Gardeners & Sunflower lovers…We had an absolutely bumper crop of over 10,000 bright yellow sunflowers. A Big Success by any measure. The yellow Finches and Doves have eaten almost every seed. This Saturday morning we are going to pull out the plants and send them to a composter. We will begin at 9… Come pull a few plants, and enjoy a Hot Spiced Cider or Coffee with friends. Bring your gloves and a neighbor –

Posted by Lyda Krewson on Monday, October 27, 2014


15Thousand Seeds


375Feet Long


The result was beautiful, stunning, fun, and very hopeful. Want to help this summer? Click the button below to help us make it happen, again!


The owner, CWE Housing Corporation, is a not for profit 501c(3). Funds raised will go towards equipment rental, tilling, grass cutting, MO Botanical Garden consulting, signage, taxes on the property, and the monarch butterfly garden.

Would you like to help? Here's how!


Want to help this summer while having fun doing it? Here's your chance! Come have fun in the dirt with us!


  • Mulch and Cleanup

  • May 9, 2015


  • Seed Planting Day

  • May 23, 2015


  • Weeding & Maintenance

  • June 6, 2015


  • Transplanting & Weeding

  • June 20, 2015


  • Sunflower Sunday Celebration (tentative)

  • July 19, 2015

What Is the Delmar Sunflowers+ Project?

The Delmar Sunflower+ Project is an initiative to activate and beautify a vacant stretch of Delmar. The area is near Third Degree Glass at 51xx Delmar. Once this stretch of Delmar was a thriving residential community with hundreds of residents – today it sits vacant, forgotten and forlorn.


The Delmar Sunflower + Project, is an outgrowth the Sustainable Land Lab, a partnership between Washington University and the City of St. Louis aimed at rethinking vacant land in St. Louis. The goal of the Delmar Sunflower+ Project soil remediation, community building, and ultimately to spur redevelopment of these long vacant parcels.


This fall, we plan to bring partners together to hold a charrette - a collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution(s) to a design problem – to identify good development ideas for the site.


Meanwhile… the Delmar Sunflower + Project enhances all of us who participate and those who get the pleasure of just walking, bike riding, or driving by.


Richard Reilly

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Don Koster

Washington University School of Architecture

Jim Dwyer

Central West End

Doug Auer

Third Degree Glass

Lyda Krewson

Alderman Ward 28

Mike Owens

Dirt Farmer