Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Green Jean” has been an environmental force around St. Louis for over 25 years – long before Green grew mainstream enough for the AM radio limelight! Her expertise with topics like recycling and composting, green building, energy, water, native plants (and more) is rooted in her passion for educating others how to live well by living lightly – with appreciation for the many ways Earth’s systems support all living things, including us!

Jean Ponzi – Host of “Growing Green St. Louis”

Missouri Botanical Garden’s “Green Jean” has been an environmental force around St. Louis for over 25 years – long before Green grew mainstream enough for the AM radio limelight! Her expertise with topics like recycling and composting, green building, energy, water, native plants (and more) is rooted in her passion for educating others how to live well by living lightly – with appreciation for the many ways Earth’s systems support all living things, including us!

Jean runs the Garden’s Green Resources Answer Service – which is the famous Plant Doctor’s offshoot, aka Planet Doctor. She also works with over 100 area businesses, as advisor to the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, coaching business leaders to make Green practices yield green profits. She’s in demand as a speaker and interviewer, with over 23 years of radio experience.

Jean’s conversations with her guests will leave you happily aware of the sustainable things you already do – and willing to keep on growing Greener!