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Welcome to Day 2 of the Virtual Green Living Festival! Join us at the time listed below for our Live Event and anytime throughout the day for workshops, family-friendly activities, Naturescaping exhibitors, plus many other resources. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Ameren Missouri.

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Live Events

View recorded event Noon–1 p.m.
Live Panel Session
Tree Love: How We Can Value, Maintain and Benefit from Trees!
Speaking for the trees, this panel will share neighborhood stories of tree relations, tree care and selection guidance, and expert resources to encourage municipal planning that values trees.

People planting a treeFeaturing the following panelists:

  • Rebecca Hankins | Partnership Coordinator, Forest ReLEAF of Missouri
  • Doug Seely | Community Forester, Beyond Housing 
  • Daniel Moncheski | Community Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation 
  • Jean Ponzi | Green Resources Manager, EarthWays Center (moderator)


  • Know Your Zone
    Flooded street with homesBess McCoy, Public Affairs Specialist at Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, tells how to Know Your Zone. Did you know: EVERYONE lives in a flood zone! This new public education resource will help you understand your flood risk, to take your best preventive action. Learn more
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  • Connect with Nature by the Numbers
    Native plants are nature's powerhouse landscaping choices. Forrest Keeling Nursery's Judy Allmon tells their story, from One Oak Tree to Ten Top Native Alternatives. Hear how a native garden will multiply benefits for birds, beneficial insects—and you! Download pdf
  • Caring for Trees in Your Community!
    Planting is just the first step on a tree-lined path to deep-rooted happiness. Emily Ehley of Trees Forever shows us how to keep trees healthy with smart watering, mulching—and more. Dig into a tree-smart care plan, then enjoy the many benefits trees provide. Learn more at
  • book cover and author photoDoug Tallamy on the Nature of Oaks
    National native plant champion Doug Tallamy talks about his newest book, The Nature of Oaks: the Rich Biology of our Most Essential Trees with Jean Ponzi on her Earthworms podcast from KDHX St. Louis Independent Media

Thank you to our Workshops Sponsor: Spire


Family-friendly Activities

  • Trees in Your School's Backyard
    Learn about Trees with Filmore Tree Frog. Produced by the Ladue Garden Club for the Garden Club of America 2013 Centennial Tree Project.
  • Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder
    Bird feeders are an excellent way to attract birds to your garden. Different birds can be attracted to your garden with different foods too. You don't need an expensive bird feeder to attract birds either. The video below shows how to make a fun and easy bird feeder!
  • Test Your Tree ID Skills
    Fruits, foliage, flowers and bark are among some of the characteristics that can help you identify trees. Put your canopy comprehension to the test with these 10 questions about tree ID. See if we can leave you stumped!
  • Kate Who Tamed the Wind — Story Time with Missouri Botanical Garden
    Enjoy Missouri Botanical Garden Interpreter David Evans reading Kate Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon and Lee White. To get more Storytime check out the Story Time playlist.
  • Tree Activity Sheets
    Let your creativity bloom! Color, explore mazes, learn fun facts and how to identify the American holly, bald cypress, osage orange, and sugar maple trees
  • TREErific Trees
    Mobile app from the Missouri Botanical Garden with fun tree facts and quizzes.


Naturescaping Exhibitors

  • Davey Tree Expert Co.: tree work, plant healthcare, landscape and lawncare
  • Forrest Keeling Nursery: area's largest grower of native plants
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: community conservation
  • MSD Project Clear: wastewater and stormwater utility
  • Quiet Village Landscaping: landscape design, native plants and biodiversity at home
  • St. Louis Community College – Horticulture: horticulture education: associate degree, certificate
  • St. Louis Composting and Total Organics Recycling: STA certified compost, mulch, soil blends, and commercial food waste collection

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