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See you there! Green Homes Festival - Saturday, June 3, 2017
Are you looking for green living ideas?  Do you want to learn how to live more sustainably? Are you planning to build a new house? Have comfort issues and want to make improvements to where you live now? Join us for the Green Homes Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This is the 16th year of our signature Garden event. The Festival is a hands-on, day-long festival of learning, playing, and engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds who share an in...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: green homes, green homes festival, green events, sustainability, earthways center, summer events | View Count: (2797)
Healthy Cleaners and Happy Soil - Spring Classes Await You
Spring is a time for cleaning: getting rid of the dust bunnies, washing away the winter blues, making the floors shine and the windows sparkle. It’s also a time to clean up your flower beds, and fill them with nutrients for new plantings. Forget those toxic chemicals and commercial soil amendments. Learn how to spruce up your world in an inexpensive, sustainable way with our spring classes.Kitchen CompostingThursday, May 257 to 8:30 p.m.Education PlantLab at MBGComposting doesn’t hav...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center Classes | Tags: bokashi, vermicomposting, green classes, kitchen waste, homemade cleaners, green laundry detergent, composting, green cleaners | View Count: (3019)
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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!

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Ants in the Kitchen? We Can Help!
When you see little black dots marching across your kitchen wall (or windowsill, sink or floor), reach for the magnifying glass, not the can of bug spray.Ants come inside our houses when their colonies wake up in spring. As they clean out winter flotsam from their home, they seek the nearest source of water and food, inside the structure they inhabit (house walls) – and usually, if not intentionally, provided by us. The tiny “sugar ants” we meet as weather warms may nest in wal...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: ants, bug spray, green pest products, carpenter ants, sugar ants, borax, natural pesticides, spices that detract bugs | View Count: (4731)
Plastic Pot Recycling - Help Reduce Horticultural Waste in Landfills
Spring planting = lots of plastic pots. Every April, as your daffodils come up and your flowers go in, the Plastic Pot Recycling program opens again at garden centers around St. Louis.Plastic pots cannot go into single stream recycling! Our specialized local program helps manage some of more than 350,000 pounds of horticultural plastic added to the U.S. waste stream each year. Since the Garden launched this effort in 1998, our region’s plastic pot recycling program has kept over one millio...
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| Categories: Sustainability at the Garden | Tags: plastic pot recycling, Central Paper Stock, spring planting, horticultural pots, Garden containers, container plants | View Count: (8038)
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Investigating Energy at Pattonville Schools

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Investigating Energy at Pattonville Schools
Students in the Pattonville School District are becoming “energy investigators” with the help of EarthWays Centers education team. As part of their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, Pattonville invited EarthWays staff to work with students to develop a comprehensive curriculum that includes mapping out an energy lesson plan and teaching the students about energy: where it comes from, how it fits into our everyday lives, and how it impacts the environment. St...
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| Categories: Sustainable Solutions Highlights | Tags: Pattonville, STEM, energy curriculum, alternative energy, energy, energy education, kat golden, sustainability schools, simon warren | View Count: (3292)
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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
New Volunteer Opportunities:Green Living Class Assistants: Love our classes? We need assistants to monitor our spring and summer green education classes. Class assistants stay for the entire class and help presenters set-up their materials, greet and check-in registered participants, collect evaluation surveys and assist with clean up. Did we mention that you get to attend the class for free? Topics of classes and experiences vary, but all focus on green living and sustainability concepts. Save ...
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| Categories: Volunteer Updates | Tags: internship, intern, jobs, sunflower project, education, marketing, green interns, green volunteer, volunteer, sustainability, TerraCycle | View Count: (2638)
Science and EarthWays Center Open House - Science and Sustainability in Action!
Go behind the science with Missouri Botanical Garden botanists at the Monsanto Center and meet the Garden’s sustainability experts on their home turf in the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education by attending our upcoming "Science and Sustainability" Open House Weekend on February 25-26. Did you know that the Garden is one of the most active and productive botanical research institutions in the world? Researchers from our Science and Conservation Division are dedicated to studying plan...
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| Categories: EarthWays Center This Season | Tags: science, sustainability, earthways, botanists, plant research, plant collections, herbariam, peter h. raven library, green schools, green education, energy efficienty, natural resources, ecosystems, conservation | View Count: (3248)
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