This event takes place Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110).

Entrance to the Green Living Festival is included with regular entry to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Free St. Louis City and County resident admission until noon. Must show proof of membership or St. Louis City and County residency. Learn more
Directions and parking


Workshops (sponsored by Spire)

Located in the Farr Auditorium, Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center.
Presentations are approximately 30 minutes.

Noon   Homegrown National Park signHomegrown National Park
Jean Ponzi, Missouri Botanical Garden
Illustrated by St. Louis examples, this talk invites all ages to join a person-powered conservation movement. If your space is a patio pot or a business campus, backyard or schoolyard, Homegrown National Park will welcome you!
1 p.m.   Energy meterSaving Energy and Money through Ameren Missouri’s Residential Programs
Mylan Stevens, Ameren Missouri
Listen in on a high-level overview of the Energy Efficiency programs offered to customers within Ameren Missouri’s service territory and ways to participate.
2 p.m.   FamilyIndoor Air Quality 101
Hallie Moore, American Lung Association in Missouri
Learn more about indoor air quality and what you can do to protect your lung health!
3 p.m.   Solar panelShining on Grow Solar St. Louis Power Hour
Joe Jovanovich, Blackrock Consulting
Join us at this special Green Living Power Hour to get started on your solar journey. We will talk about everything solar—from learning about the basics of solar, what you need to think about when getting solar, and how much it might cost to go solar.


Guided Walking Tour (sponsored by Spire)

Meet in front of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening.
Tour is approximately 30 minutes.

11:30 a.m.   Prairie gardenClimate Garden and Native Landscaping Tour
Maggie McCoy, Missouri Botanical Garden
Take a staff-lead tour of two of the Center for Home Gardening's unique demonstration gardens: The Climate Garden and Prairie Garden! The Climate Garden hosts an array of plants not normally found in the Midwest, and the newly renovated Prairie Garden features Missouri native plants and native cultivars that are ideal for home gardening landscapes.


Family-Friendly Activities

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.   People doing yoga outsideCitra Fitness Yoga Demo
Location: Cohen Amphitheater Lawn
Join us for a FREE yoga class through Citra Fitness & Movement. Led by owner Nicole Coglianese, this open-level class is welcome to all! Please bring your personal yoga mat, water, and any props you use during your practice. Reserve your spot ahead of class time to avoid delays while checking in.
10 a.m. to
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Kids journalingCreate a Nature Observation Journal
Location: Brookings Exploration Center
Create an upcycled nature observation journal to share your most magical nature experiences.
10 a.m. to
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  Paper fanMake Paper Fans!
Location: Brookings Exploration Center
Help manage the heat with a paper fan made from upcycled materials!
10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
  PoemWrite Outside Your Door Contest Winners Walk
Location: West Lobby Corridor, Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center
“Where would music come from, if not from the singing of birds?” Stroll and view the five winning contest entries of the 2023 Write Outside Your Door contest, co-sponsored by the Gateway Writing Project and Missouri Botanical Garden. Writing submissions ranged from elementary to adult age categories.


Digital Sustainability Tours

Location: Garden wide.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Person using digital tourLearn how the Missouri Botanical Garden is practicing sustainability through the EarthWays Center’s “Sustainability Tour”. Then discover how you can bring nature to your home by exploring “Nature in your Backyard” EngageByCell. These digital tours, and many more, can be found by texting the word “Myguide” to the number “56512”.


Exhibitors and Vendors

Located in the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center Meeting Rooms

  • Ameren Missouri: energy efficiency programs
  • American Lung Association: indoor/outdoor air education
  • Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum: green burial
  • Davey Tree Expert Co.: plant health care, fertilization of trees and shrubs, tree work landscape
  • EFS Energy: solar energy design and installation
  • MSD Project Clear: wastewater and stormwater utility
  • Metro Transit: public transportation
  • Missouri Botanical Garden: LivingScape demo and rainscaping rebates
  • Missouri Department of Conservation: community and private land conservation assistance and access to nature
  • Spire: residential high efficiency natural gas rebates
  • St. Louis Composting: composting and organics recycling

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