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What's new in Green Living Classes and Tours

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What's new in Green Living Classes and Tours

Reducing Food Waste
Tuesday, February 18 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
There is a lot of focus on plastic waste, but what about waste from food? On average, about 20% of what goes to a landfill each day is food, more than any other category of waste. What kind of impact does this have on the environment? Does food really “go away” in a landfill? How can consumers help to reduce that waste? Join EarthWays own Maggie McCoy in this class to learn strategies for reducing food waste at each step from production to storage to decomposition. You will leave class with an action plan for how to decrease food waste in your own home. Click here to search all upcoming "Green Living" classes and tours. 

Native Plants, Stormwater, and Other Solutions
Thursday, February 20 |6 to 7:30 p.m.

They say April showers bring May flowers, but did you know that plants can actually help reduce flooding and water pollution by slowing down stormwater runoff and letting rain drain into the ground? Join us at this class to learn what you can do to plant more and take action to help protect our watershed. Presented in partnership with Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, we’ll share basic information about rain gardens and other practical solutions for your home to help reduce pollution. Click here to search all upcoming "Green Living" classes and tours. 


Set a reminder now! Registration for spring/summer green living classes will go live February 3, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Here's a sneak peek into one of our Green Living class offerings...

Composting in Small Spaces: Bokashi and Vermicomposting
Wednesday, April 29 |6:30 to 8 p.m.

During this class, be prepared to 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 gardening projects. Click here to search all upcoming "Green Living" classes and tours coming soon!

Want to Learn + Discover EVEN MORE? You can see all upcoming classes at Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, or the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at or call (314) 577-9506.

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