Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August 19
Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” at Missouri Botanical Garden
Elaborate, illuminated works of art from China will take center stage this summer at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” showcases Chinese culture, traditions and symbolism through larger-than-life, detailed scenes crafted from colorful silks and molded steel. The striking sets, ranging in size up to three stories tall, will be lit for special evening viewing, giving visitors the opportunity to experience a cultural event that is rarely staged outside of Asia. “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” runs for a limited 12-week engagement, through August 19, 2012, and is presented by Emerson. For information visit www.mobot.org.

August 1 deadline to R.S.V.P.
FarmWorks: A New Urban Solution
Save the Date! Wednesday, August 15. 6:00 p.m. Forum: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Schlafly Tap Room. What: A chance to learn all about FarmWorks – a mix of agriculture, green building, housing, jobs, and education creating a transformative venture north of the Arch, in an area typically used for industry. Craig Heller, named in 2011 by St. Louis Magazine as a St. Louis Innovator for this revolutionary project, and Mike Sorth from Gateway Greening, who will be one of many project collaborators, are the featured speakers. Free! Cash bar available. RSVP by August 1: http://tinyurl.com/ccwz33h. Contact: Jennifer Allen, Jennifer@trailnet.org or 314.436.1324 x 121. Hosted by: Livable St. Louis Network, lead members Trailnet and the St. Louis University School of Public Health.

August 3 & 4
Health Starts Here: Build a Better Lunch Box! At Whole Foods Market
12:00 – 3:00pm, Free Calling all kids! Stop in today and learn how your lunch box can make the grade! We’ll supply you with a Health Starts Here Lunch Box Report Card and a delicious array of ideas to taste and grade! Bring your report card to our prize station and you’ll receive a free Back to School item! Start the year off right with the best lunch box on the block! August 3 Whole Foods Market Galleria, 1601 S. Brentwood Blvd., 314.968.7744.1160. August 4, Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017. 636-527-1160.

August 4 & 6
Veganism for the Planet, People & Animals
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/04 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/06 at 8:00 p.m. If you don’t eat meat, do you end up malnourished or with insufficient protein? Or, are people who do not eat animal products healthier? Alexandria Graff and Laura Shields of St. Louis Vegans see not eating meat or any other animal products (veganism) actually helping to end world hunger.

August 8 & September 5
Canning, Freezing & Planting a Fall Garden
“Preserving your garden’s bounty”…canning and freezing tips, guidelines, and recipes Presented by Marge Wildberger on Wed, Aug 8th at 7PM. “Fall Planting – What and how to plant for a successful fall garden” Presented by Ellen Barredo of Bowood Farms on Wed Sept 5th at 7 PM. Both events are at the Wildwood Farms Community Garden (corner of Taylor and Main St in Wildwood Town Center) and are free and open to all. Please bring lawn chair and water. More info can be found on Facebook at Wildwood Farms Community Garden or on the Wildwood website at www.cityofwildwood.com.

August 11 (RSVP Aug. 10)
What Health Conditions Are You At Risk For?
Health Alert A Free Serminar hosted by Dr. Mark Baker presented by Barbel Aldridge, ND. If you could find out without expensive, invasive, diagnostic procedures what health conditions you are at risk for, including auto-immune disorders, parasites, ‘ infections, deficiencies, toxicity, tumors, cysts, etc, would you want to know? You can never cure any disease condition without addressing its real causes. These underlying precursors to disease always appear before symptoms appear. Barbel Aldridge, ND specializes in unmasking and eliminating these hidden culprits so that you or your loved one can get well or, ideally, avoid getting sick in the first place. Participants will learn: • To improve self-care for yourself and your family • Knowledge about energetic and functional causes of disorders • Functional relationships of organ systems I I • Energetic relations of organs for healing • Dietary factors • The meaning of symptoms We will see you Saturday August 11th at llam.! The presentation will take about 1 hour with additional tim.e for questions at the end. RSVP by calling Baker Chiropractic at 314.291.4401 by August 10, 2012 for more details. Baker Chiropractic & Acupuncture ~ St. Charles Rock Road ~ Bridgeton, MO 63044 ~ mbaker9327@aol.com.

August 11 & 13
Animal Agriculture: Environment, Health and Ethics
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/11 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/13 at 8:00 p.m. How has animal agriculture changed in the past 50 years? David Feldmann and Greg Farough of the Autonomy Alliance discuss the way the UN Environmental Program report approaches the question of animal agriculture.

August 13
Free Class! Learn About Acupressure To Help With Depression, Anxiety and Pain
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form of acupressure wherein you “tap” on acupuncture points to relieve symptoms. This free class provides you with a take-home technique you can use when stressful situations or pain arise. Kim Archer is a skilled presenter who can help with the toughest cases. Classes to be held at Community Acupuncture of St Louis, 2006 South 39th Street, STL, 63110. RSVP to 314-772-4325. Learn more at www.acustl.com, and click on “Other Services”.

August 14
Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional Medicine
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion – Integrating Alternative Medicine with Conventional 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 also if you feel, “My Doctor said everything is fine! Then why do I feel so lousy?” Second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm at our healing clinic – Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative 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.

August 14
Informed Energy Design in Building Construction Trumps Older Schematic
Architects and engineers who embed cues from new energy modeling software will be miles ahead of their competition when new systems are tested for efficiency. Just one example of energy modeling is a free public software called e-Quest Schematic Design Wizard, which shares both its capabilities and limitations up front. Then the architect knows to find supplemental resources to enhance the design. The software provides designers with building geometry, site orientation, day-lighting, insulation, glazing details which would cost too much to research for each project. The accrual of informed design decisions lays a sturdy foundation for truly low energy intensity combined with high performance, which benefits the triple bottom line. To share this tool and to encourage low energy intensity, high performing buildings, the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter will present Kim Shinn as their featured August speaker. Shinn has used the e-Quest SD modeling system on over eighty LEED registered and certified projects. The meeting is at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Headquarters at 2913 Chouteau, Suite 200 in zip code 63103 on Aug.14 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Shinn’s presentation is unique in that he brings his audience into an actual decision-making process through a friendly design competition for a new building demonstrating how this software can assist in achieving better buildings. This U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter meeting is presented in partnership with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Electrical Engineers-St. Louis Chapter(ASHRAE). USGBC-Missouri Gateway, ASHRAE – St. Louis members and full-time students are admitted for free. All others pay $20 at the door. Registration is essential via the website at www.USGBC-MOGateway.org or by phoning 314-577-0225.

August 18 & 20
Organic Agriculture
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/18 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/20 at 8:00 p.m. Why are non-crop species important? Don Fitz, James Meinert and Paul Krautmann discuss soil, pesticides, herbicides, gardening and farming. Footage from “Nicotine Bees” includes interviews with Dr. Vandana Shiva, Dr. Charles Benbrook and Walter Heafeker.

August 19 Noon – 2 p.m.
Tour the new location of A Growing Place Montessori School, 7001 Forsyth Blvd. (at Big Bend). Information available for program for 3-6 year olds. Morning and afternoon sessions.

August 21
Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body
FREE Monthly Seminar and Discussion. Connecting Your Health Between Your Teeth and Body. You may not realize it, but your teeth and gums may be making you ill or weakening your immune system. Hidden infections. Unresolved illness. Find out what may be happening between your teeth and body and what to do about it. Discover how infection and illness transfer between the teeth and body. Understand how biological dentistry focuses on your overall health. Learn about what dental materials are compatible with wellness, mercury-free, tooth-colored fillings,the impact of dental procedures, how certain dental procedures can influence your body, and nutritional therapy that supports a healthy mouth. Third Tuesday Each Month, 6:30 pm at the Holistic Dentistry office of, and presented by, Dr. Michael Rehme, D.D.S., C.C.N. (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), 2821 N. Ballas Rd, Suite 245, St. Louis, MO 63131. A Healthy Choice for Dental Care. Call to verify seminar date and reserve your space at 314-997-2550. See Patient Success Stories at www.toothbody.com.

August 21
Community Outreach Evening
7:00-9:00pm. A Gathering Place Massage School offers an evening of relaxation and bodywork, including Chair Massage, Chinese Healing Modalities, Energywork, Metal Singing Bowls, and much more! This event is free! Held at 12061 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Contact us at 314-739-5559 or www.agatheringplace.com.

August 21
Free Monthly Wellness Support Group
Come and enjoy an evening of fellowship, learning opportunities in Medical Spiritual Information and exercises to strengthen your journey in managing your plan of care and treatment. Support Group Leaders: Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. and Chaplain Paul R. Johnson, M.Div. When: Third Tuesday each month (with an occasional exception) at 6:30 pm. at our healing clinic, Prevention and Healing, Inc., Dr. Simon Yu, M.D., Board Certified Internist, 10908 Schuetz Road, St Louis, MO 63146, Weaving Internal Medicine with Alternative Medicine to Use the Best Each Has to Offer. Call to verify meeting date, 314-432-7802. For more information, read the article on our web site at www.PreventionAndHealing.com titled “New Medicine, New Biology: Spiritual Wellness, Spiritual Assessment, and Spiritual Care.”

August 23
Healing Night at Cheryl’s Herbs
7:00 – 9:00 pm. Once a month, Cheryl’s Herbs offers this free event to those seeking holistic ways to improve body, mind and spirit. Discussion will cover Cheryl’s ideas on living well and preparing for the future. Healthy and healing routines help us age gracefully. Sample Cheryl’s Spanish Rice made with medicinal herb broth. Free. Held at Cheryl’s Herbs. Visit www.cherylsherbs.com. Please call in advance for a reservation 314-645-2165.

August 25 & 27
Sustainable Hog and Cattle Raising
Airs on KNLC Channel 24 08/25 at noon and KNLC Renewable Energy Channel Channel 24-2 08/27 at 8:00 p.m. Sustainable animal raising means chickens pecking at insects, hogs rooting for grubs and cattle meandering across fields. Don Fitz and Darvin Bentlage discuss how huge farming operations threaten the livelihoods of rural Missourians. This Green Time includes footage from “Pig Business.”