The EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden promotes sustainability through environmental education and improving upon the built environment. By educating people about our dependence on the plants, animals and natural resources that support our livelihood, we are teaching people of all ages to value and protect the things that sustain our families and communities.

Join us for a class, come visit for a tour or let us give a presentation at your site!

Current Class Catalog

Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's Classes page to download a printable catalog, explore available classes online and register.

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Classes for Adults and Families

Employee talking to visitors Classes offered by the EarthWays Center are diverse and geared at all levels of learning and experience. Topics include:

  • urban homesteading techniques
  • exploration of new technologies
  • helpful hints for homeowners

See upcoming Green Living class listings or call (314) 577-5140 or email for more information.


Sustainability Tour

The EarthWays Center offers a tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden's sustainable features such as local green buildings, resource extraction sites, power production sites and more.

See current public offerings online or email Katherine Golden at to schedule a tour.


Green STEM

FamilyA traveling STEM program that engages with students throughout the St. Louis region about plants and the natural environment.
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Outreach Programs

Let us bring a public program to your site, meeting or club!

These one-hour presentations will include question and answer time and handouts. For more information on topics, fees and scheduling, visit Green To Go: Public Talks.


Classes for Professionals

The Shaw Series for Stormwater and Landscape Professionals
The Shaw Series hosts informal events that bring professionals together to share experience and insight around 21st century issues such as community landscape planning and storm water management. Themes vary from municipal planning to public perceptions of native landscapes, developing successful landscape specifications, maintenance plans and more.
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BiodiverseCity St. Louis logo
BiodiverseCity St. Louis is a community initiative to promote, protect and plan for biodiversity throughout the Greater St. Louis Region, recognizing our region’s reliance on biodiversity, the variety of life and natural systems. Learn more