"Lots" of Flowers is a project that will reduce crime, discourage littering and gang-related graffiti, boost resident moral, raise property values, encourage urban development, and beautify the city of St. Louis.
StL is plagued with a plethora of vacant lots throughout its downtown area. Many of these areas are ridden with litter, crime, and graffiti--all which reduce the desirability of our city as a whole. Missouri is home to nearly 125 species of wildflowers. With the consultation of a qualified horticulturalist (e.g. MO Conservation Department, local university, MO Botanical Gardens), cooperation from landowners, and very little investment, the appropriate wildflowers could be selected to be planted throughout these vacant lots. Selections would be made according to soil samples, light exposure, colors, height, and seasonal blooming. Wildflowers are self-sustainable and maintenance free. Many are perennials meaning that they come back on there own year after year. Many, in fact, become more abundant with time....a positive parallel message for StL as a whole.