Plan a #Plantsgiving Feast

Turkey is the headline-grabbing star of most Thanksgiving meals. But plants are the real heavy-lifting heroes. From savory seasonings to sweet desserts, almost every dish on the dinner table will have at least one botanical ingredient. Whether you are preparing the food or just enjoying it this Thanksgiving, give thanks to the plants making this…

AIP Masters Program — Advancing Higher Ed Beyond the Classroom

As we search for ways to thrive along with the astounding biodiversity around us, some in St. Louis are expanding their understanding of human and ecological communities through the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP). AIP is a master’s degree program that links study at the Missouri Botanical Garden with online courses from Miami University in Ohio….

Storm Drains are for Rain

This year, many of us have been cooped up at home and are looking for new and interesting ways to get outside and help our communities. One Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) project, coordinated by the EarthWays Center, is providing scouts, families, municipalities, and just about anyone in the area with just such an…

Take Our Tree ID Quiz

These thorny questions may leaf you feeling nuts, but see if you can conquer these ten questions about trees.

Claude Monet: the Visionary, the Painter, and the Gardener

Nymphs of the Garden: The Water Lilies by Arslan, an exhibit inspired by Monet’s water lily paintings, Les Nymphéas, is currently installed in the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum; though the Garden is open to the public, the Museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the exhibition will be interpreted via several digital…

George Washington Carver and the First How-to Manuals for America’s Farmers

Missouri native George Washington Carver is often well remembered as one of America’s greatest agriculture scientists. But he was also a leader in public outreach, writing bulletins that shared how-to information with farmers who hadn’t previously received such guidance. At the Missouri Botanical Garden, Carver’s legacy as an agriculture scientist is commemorated in the Carver…

How to Make a Nature Journal

This can be as simple as using a small notebook you already have or making one out of recycled materials. To make a journal, use cereal box panels as covers; decorate with markers; or glue pictures from magazines or old calendars. Use plain paper or one-sided recycled paper. Punch holes in the covers and paper,…