Earthworms Podcast – Talking Native Plants with Jean Ponzi

The Earthworms Podcast, hosted by Jean Ponzi, presents information, education and conversation with activists and experts on environmental issues and all things green.

This week’s topic is close to home, Native Plants: Growing a Joint Venture with Nature. Jean talks native plants with Neil Diboll, one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Partners for Native Landscaping workshop, and the St. Louis Audubon Society’s Mitch Leachman.

Wildflowers are moving into the city – and plants with “weed” in their names are welcome even in the ‘burbs. Sure and steady as Oak trees, a Native Plant revolution is changing the ways we experience our yards, our parks, our school grounds and even our corporate campuses. 

The podcast is a great way to become acquainted with Neil and his history with native plants.

Get ready to “be a sponge” and soak up all of the native plant and wildlife habitat goodness that is about to come your way.   Get your tickets to the workshop soon, they’re going fast!

3 thoughts on “Earthworms Podcast – Talking Native Plants with Jean Ponzi

  1. If you don’t know Jean, she’s a “force of nature” in our community!

    Jean Ponzi is the green resources manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center. As a 20-year veteran of the Garden’s sustainability team, “Green Jean” works with businesses of all types and sizes to implement everyday and innovative sustainability practices through the St. Louis Green Business Challenge.

    Our Wild Ones May gathering will be hosted by Jean, I’m really looking forward to it!

  2. Thanks, Wild Ones, for alerting us to all these great activities.

    As a very amateur “native garden”-er, I have a question this weekend. It’s mid-February, but the temperatures are balmy! Dare I do anything in the garden yet? Should I be raking up the tree leaves that fell on the garden last fall? Or leave them as insulating cover in case we get more freezes? Should I now remove last year’s wildflower stalks (that I’d left because the “skeletons” were interesting to look at over the winter)? Any advice welcome! Thanks, one and all!

Comments are closed.