Green Resources Answer Service
Green Resources Hotline

Green Jean Ponzi is ready to answer your questions
The EarthWays Center's 'Green Jean' Ponzi is at your service with the answers to your sustainable-living questions.
What's "green" about it?
Where can I find it?
What's the most sustainable choice?

Whatever your question, the Garden's sustainable-living experts are at your service!

We can help you:

  • find green products and services
  • evaluate green claims
  • plan your green home or lifestyle project

Contact us today at or (314) 577-0246.


If you have gardening questions, our plant experts can assist you! 

Call the Garden's Horticulture Answer Service at (314) 577-5143, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, or bring your question and a sample of your plant to the Plant Doctor Desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Green To Go: Public Talks

For workplace lunch-and-learns, club meetings or public events, EarthWays Center offers inspiring, interactive one-hour adult-audience presentations including Q&A and handouts. The fee is $100 for 30 or fewer attendees, or $200 for more than 30 attendees.

Schedule by calling (314) 577-0246 or email Choose from the following topics—or request a Green topic to meet your needs!

  • Sustainability 101: Your Efforts Matter!
  • Greening Your Business 101: Cost-effective Strategies
  • Sustainability 101: The Power of Plants!
  • Detox Your Domicile
  • Sustainability 101: Focus on Energy
  • Where is "Away"
  • Biodiversity: Rethinking Urban Life
  • Being a Green-savvy Consumer

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