St. Louis on the Air (KWMU) features native plant discussion

By Marsha Gebhardt

Purple coneflowers in bloom - photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden

Purple Coneflowers
Photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden

On June 4th, local radio station KWMU’s program St. Louis on the Air had an excellent discussion of the benefits of using native plants.

“Using native plants is environmentally friendly because it works within the existing ecosystem,” explained Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

St. Louis Audubon Society Executive Director Mitch Leachman and Missouri Department of Conservation Community Conservation Planner Angie Weber also participated in the conversation.

If you missed it, you can listen online. The program is 50 minutes long, but well-worth the time.