This video is part of a CALOP artist grant program sponsored by University City, a city of about 35,000 residents – an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.
Specifically this work showcases U City in Bloom, a not-profit organization, and a community volunteer organization that partners with the City of University City to beautify the city through public gardens.
Today, U City in Bloom designs, plants and maintains over 200 flower beds and 100 planters all over the city. They depend on volunteers from University City and surrounding communities and organizations. Their funding comes from a variety of sources which include the city and school district of University City, individual and corporate donations; and fundraising activities including annual plant sale, bulb sale, and biennial fall garden tour ticket sales.
Volunteers help with planting, weeding and watering our public garden locations, and of course, fundraising. Their budget is a modest one and every contribution counts! They have a job to fit every gardening passion and everyone’s busy schedule.
More information is available on their website ucityinbloom.org/