Peace in the Prairie


Story Stitchers are starting an exploration of native Missouri prairie lands.

When a young person lives in an urban area where sirens, screeching tires, and gunshots can be heard nightly, how will their sense of self and world view change when that person experiences and explores native prairies?

We’re going to find out…

The first excursion is an overnight trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Shaw Nature Reserve and the Dana Brown Education Center. Stitchers Teen Council members are excited to spend some time chillin’ in a new environment, exploring prairie lands and other natural eco-systems, creating art and music, and trying some delicious farm fresh foods courtesy of our very wonderful friends at Winslow’s Home & Farm and HOSCO Foods.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Missouri Botanical Garden

Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Education Center

HOSCO Foods – Holistic Sustainable Organic Cooperative

Winslow’s Home & Farm in University City


Regional Arts Commission

Susan Block and The Designing Block

Panera Cares in Clayton

Lowes in Maplewood

Sam’s Club in Maplewood

Jane Schaefer

Georgia Binnington

Washington University North Campus