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Healthy Planet Happenings

Month of March

Honeysuckle Sweep
For healthy habitat, volunteer to help remove invasive bush honeysuckle. For information visit Biodiversecitystl.org. See Jean Ponzi’s column on page 10 of this edition.

March 1
Trial of Bush Honeysuckle
Video Showing
6:00pm. Stone Spiral Gallery is next door to Stone Spiral Coffee. At 2506 Sutton Blvd. just 2 blocks north of Manchester in Maplewood.

Grow.Create.Inspire
March Workshops
March 3
PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES FOR YOUR BACKYARD: ETHICAL FORAGING IN THE MIDWEST: WEEDS & PLANTS
10:30 AM- 12:00 PM. Permaculture Techniques for Your Backyard: Ethical Foraging in the Midwest: Weeds & Plants NEW – Register Online Now!
March 3
PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES FOR YOUR BACKYARD: ETHICAL FORAGING IN THE MIDWEST: MUSHROOMS
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM. Permaculture Techniques for Your Backyard: Ethical Foraging in the Midwest: Mushrooms NEW – Register Online Now!
March 5
BOTANICAL TEA PARTY AT LEWIS AND CLARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Free workshop. Registration required. Visit https://www.slcl.org/events to register. 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM, 9909 Lewis and Clark Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63136
March 14
BOTANICAL TEA PARTY AT SAMUEL C. SACHS BRANCH LIBRARY
Free workshop. Registration required. Visit https://www.slcl.org/events to register. 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM. 16400 Burkhardt Pl, Chesterfield, 63017
March 23
FROM GRASS TO GARDEN WORKSHOP AT MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
$25 for nonmembers Register at MOBOT. Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 129. 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM. 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
March 23
SPROUTING 101 SEED STARTING WORKSHOP AT MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
$25 for nonmembers Register at MOBOT. Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 129. 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM. 4651 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
March 23
SIMPLE PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES FOR YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AT THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
$25 for nonmembers Register at MOBOT. Commerce Bank Center for Science Education. 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
March 25
MEDICINAL HERB WORKSHOP AT THE NATURE INSTITUTE
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM. The Nature Institute, 2213 S Levis Ln, Godfrey, IL 62035.
For more information on any and all of these workshops, please contact Crystal or Eric Stevens at
GrowCreateInspire@gmail.com.

March 9
Wellness Kickstart Event
Live more vibrantly — lose weight, sleep better, reduce anxiety, depression and other symptoms – with a more natural approach to wellness. Come learn more ways to detoxify your body, mind and home, sample goods and support lots of local and entrepreneurial-minded providers at the Wellness Kickstart event. Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 5pm at Rooftop Church, 9217 Gravois Road, 63123. Hosted by Wellness Wordshop and Calico Arts Project. Sponsored by Get Real to Heal and Healthy Life Nation. We’re four wellness/working moms who’ve mega-healed through natural means, wanting to help you do the same! Tickets are limited – purchase today at eventbrite.com.

March 12
Handprints & Footprints
Visionary Gregory Norris will share his concept of “handprints,” an optimistic approach that aims to engage people not only in reducing their footprints (negative environmental impacts), but also in creating net-positive impacts through their handprints. WHEN: March 12, 5:30 -7:30 pm, WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, 63114 FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members & Full-time Students, $20 for non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

March 12
Life Cycle Assessment Demystified
Life cycle assessment (LCA) expert Gregory Norris will provide a general introduction to LCA – including history, essential concepts, and development process then dig into how to apply LCA to attendees’ work in an impactful way. WHEN: March 12, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, WHERE: Alberici Headquarters, 8800 Page Ave, 63114 FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-Members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

March 12
Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine – Learn how to build your immune system and take charge of your health. If you are suffering from chronic conditions, you’ll learn why you don’t have to live with your “incurable” symptoms anymore. Topics covered include: Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies, Nutrition, and many more. You should come to this discussion if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic: Prevention and Healing, Inc., 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146. Seminar led by Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist. Weaving Integrative Medicine with Internal Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date; seating is limited, arrive early, 314-432-7802. See patient success stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

March 12 & 16
To Prune Or Not To Prune? And The Right Way To Do It
9:30 am. The timing of pruning can affect how much Hydrangeas and other shrubs bloom. Some shrubs flower on new wood, and some shrubs on old wood. At this session you will learn the correct timing and techniques to prune the various Hydrangea cultivars and other shrubs for maximum blooming. Rejuvenating tired old shrubs will also be discussed. This class is free and no reservations are required. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn, Kirkwood, MO 63122. 314-965-3070.

March 26
Lighten Up: Colorful Combinations to Light Up Your Shade Garden
9:30 am. Explore the ever-expanding selection of shade perennials, shrubs, and annuals that will keep your shady garden full of color spring until frost. Learn how to combine flower and foliage color, form and texture for season-long interest in your garden. This class is free and no reservations are required. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn, Kirkwood, MO 63122. 314-965-3070.

March 28
Benchmarking & Energy Efficiency Carousel
Join the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the City of St. Louis for an interactive event providing real details on how to save energy in buildings. Participants will circulate between quick presentations, gaining insight into numerous energy efficiency projects and financing solutions. WHEN: March 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am, WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd, 63110 FEE: Free to all, but registration is requested. REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar

March 31
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
More that 50 booths offering products, services and information about how to live a healthier and greener life. Please click here or see the March issue of The Healthy Planet magazine for info and a 2 for 1 admission coupon!

April 3
USGBC-MGC’s 12th Annual Green Schools Event
From kindergarteners to high school seniors, each year’s Green Schools Quest participants become some of our region’s best champions for sustainability. Their work reminds us that we all can make choices that have a positive impact on our region—and on our planet. The public is invited to attend the USGBC-MGC’s 12th Annual Green Schools Event to learn more about the work of these students! Student projects will be showcased and winners announced on April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. In addition, attendees will be invited to cast votes for the 2019–20 Green Schools Quest Focus of the Year. The three themes up for vote are health and wellness, water, and environmental justice. For more information please visit www.usgbc-mogateway.org/green-school-quest. See page 10 of this editon to read more.

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