Classes & Tours
The EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden promotes sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. By educating people about our dependence on plants and the natural resources that support plant communities, we are teaching adults and youth to value and protect the things that sustain our families and communities.

Join us for a class, come visit for a tour or let us give a presentation at your site!

Classes for Adults & Families

Classes offered by the EarthWays Center are diverse and geared at all levels of learning and experience. Topics include:
  • urban homesteading techniques
  • explorations of new technologies
  • helpful hints for homeowners 
See upcoming Green Living class listings or call (314) 577-5140 or email for more information.


Outreach Programs

Let us bring a public program to your site, meeting or club!

These one-hour presentations will include question and answer time and handouts. For more information on topics, fees and scheduling, visit Green To Go: Public Talks.
Sustainability Tours

The EarthWays Center offers tours of:
  • the Missouri Botanical Garden's sustainable features
  • local green buildings, resource extraction sites, power production sites and more
See current public offerings online or email Katherine Golden at to schedule a tour.


Classes for Professionals

The Shaw Series for Stormwater and Landscape Professionals

The Shaw Series hosts informal events that bring professionals together to share experience and insight around 21st century issues such as community landscape planning and storm water management. Learn more
Virtual Camp EarthWays

Camper presents designs of her dream home to friends and familyYoung Green Builders
July 6–10, 2020
Recommended for campers in grades 5–8

Families can learn together about what makes a green home, and campers can learn how to be a young green builder in their community.
Learn more

Current Class Catalog

Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's Classes page to download a printable catalog, explore available classes online and register.

Ready to join us? View maps, access parking information and get the most out of your visit. Learn more