November 2020 Green Living Classes (now ONLINE)

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The Garden offers weekend, evening and weekday classes and programs year-round! Classes are available at our three campuses throughout the St. Louis area: the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. 

Want to Learn + Discover?  You can see ALL upcoming classes at www.mobot.org/classes or call (314) 577-9506. We're highlighting three of our classes for you below! 

Green Burial - A Better Way to Go  
Wednesday, November 4 
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Online class

Are you curious about green burial but don’t know what or who to ask? Join Gracie Griffin of St. Louis’s historic Bellefontaine Cemetery as she provides a closer look at green burial practices, dispels myths, and explores some exciting and fascinating options available throughout the world. You will learn the range of "green" funeral and cemetery options available today—like “becoming a tree,” what one can expect when choosing a green service, and the environmental benefits of green burial as compared to cremation and traditional burial. 

The online class link and class handouts will be sent by email the day prior to the class. 

Instructor: Gracie Griffin 
$10 member; $12 nonmembers 
Registration ends 11/03/20 at noon 

Register here! 


Understanding the 3Rs: Reusing 101 
Wednesday, November 11 
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Online class 

Discover new ways to reuse old items in the second program of the 3Rs series with the creative staff at Perennial! Tara Morton, Perennial's Programs Manager, will demonstrate techniques for transforming common everyday items into material that can be used in your next craft project. Participants will learn about many different projects that can be made with reused materials, and will even get to make a few handmade projects of their own! We'll talk about ways to reuse year-round, and will make gift bags, mug cozys, and cork trivets – all great items for the upcoming holiday season. 

Instructor: Maggie McCoy and Tara Morton 
$10 members; $12 nonmembers 
Registration ends 10/30/20 at noon 

Register here! 


Composting in Small Spaces - Bokashi & Vermicomposting 
Wednesday, November 18 
6:30 to 8 p.m.  
Online Class

During this class we will dive into the science and art of indoor composting, a way to help reduce the amount of kitchen waste your home sends to the landfill daily while creating a nutrient-rich soil amendment for your gardening projects. While there are many composting methods, this class will focus on two small-scale, adaptable methods for the kitchen: bokashi and vermicomposting. Maggie will demonstrate how to build each of these systems and participants will walk away with their own kitchen scrap collector. 

Students will pick up their kit the Commerce Center for Science Education parking lot between 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. or 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. 

Instructor: Maggie McCoy 
$36 members; $44 nonmembers 
Registration ends 11/11/20 at noon 

Register here! 

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