Healthy Planet Happenings

March 3
Herbs & More 20th Anniversary Sale
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March 3
Science & Sustainability Open House Weekend
Go Behind the Scenes of the Missouri Botanical Garden at the Science and Sustainability Open House. Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis. Free. Join us during the first weekend of March as two of the Garden’s rarely seen areas will be open to the public. At the Monsanto Research Center, you can meet our scientists and learn what they do, how they do it and why. Visit one of the largest herbarium collections in the world, with specimens gathered from around the globe and dating back to the 1700s. View rare, classical, and illustrated botanical texts, some over 400 years old and still used today. Learn how the Garden works to conserve plants locally and around the world. At EarthWays Center, you can get help with building energy efficiency, water waste reduction, or options for rainscaping and using native plants. Meet the EarthWays team and learn about the more than 20 programs they coordinate with the community. Learn what environmental education classes and programs the Center offers for students and adults and hear about the Green Business Challenge and how it helps organizations adopt sustainable practices. The buildings are across the street from each other. You can park at the Garden or at either of the two sites–then walk to both places. Free and open to the public. www.mobot.org; (314) 577-5100, 1-800-642-8842 toll free.

March 6
Resilience Studio: Educational Facilities
Evaluate an elementary school’s design through a shocks and stresses assessment and resilient design analysis, and participate in an interactive design charrette to incorporate resilient design elements for site and building design solutions. WHEN Tuesday, March 6th 2018, 3–5pm.WHERE TBA. FEE $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for non-members. REGISTER at usgreenbuildingcouncilstlouisregionalchapter.wildapricot.org/widget/event-2829854.

March 13
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 also 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 13
Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming
In partnership with Missouri Botanical Garden and BiodiverseCity St. Louis. Explore the mission and metrics behind Paul Hawkin’s, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, including practical, local solutions in action. WHEN Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 5:30-7:30. WHERE Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103). FEE Free for all attendees. REGISTER usgreenbuildingcouncilstlouisregionalchapter.wildapricot.org/widget/event-2788597.

March 14
Under the Clock Tower: 2018 State of Forest Park Community Gathering
The nonprofit conservancy Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry will host a free public event from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. At the third annual Under the Clock Tower: State of Forest Park Community Gathering, Park leadership will fill the public in on the latest happenings in Forest Park and answer questions from event attendees. The event will be emceed by Fox 2’s Jasmine Huda.Under the Clock Tower — a nod to the Visitor Center’s iconic clock tower — will attract people from around the region to learn more about Forest Park while enjoying a fun evening in one of the Park’s historic structures. The event is free, and attendees do not need to register to attend. Attendees will be able to sample complimentary Forest Park Pilsner from Urban Chestnut and custard from Shake Shack while chatting with representatives from many Park institutions. There will be information and activity stations led by the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Forest Park Forever, Park destinations and Park partners such as Great Rivers Greenway and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. New this year will be a special section for parents and families to learn about summer and camp opportunities in the Park. Door prizes will be given out throughout the program courtesy of several Park destinations.This event will also feature the presentation of the annual Kathryn Nelson Keeper of Forest Park Award. The Keeper of Forest Park Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional energy and creativity for the benefit of Forest Park. Learn more about past winners here: forestparkforever.org/keeper-of-forest-park “With a space as large as Forest Park, there is always so much going on,” said Stephen Schenkenberg, Strategic Communications Director for Forest Park Forever, “We relish the chance to bring the community together to learn about all the improvements happening across Forest Park and how they can enjoy the Park in new ways in 2018.” For event schedule and other info visit forestparkforever.org/communitygathering. The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center is located at 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park. Ample free parking is available in the lots just south of the building.

March 17
Laumeier Family Workshop: Map It!
Laumeier’s Hidden Gems Unlock the secrets of Laumeier Sculpture Park! Retreat into the trails and discover the pathways, streams and tales that make up the Park’s rich history. Experience key sculptures, learn about plants and discover small animal tracks. End with a printmaking activity that explores abstract ways to create maps. Multi-generational workshops are a collaborative way for families to spend quality and creative time together. Children—along with a favorite grownup!—explore art and nature, develop a meaningful bond and create memories to last a lifetime. Registration includes one adult with one child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in the Kranzberg Education Lab at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $20, adult with child ages 4 to 12. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

March 22
Gardening For Pollinators
Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 7-9pm. The Sierra Club-Eastern Missouri Group will be teaming up with the Audubon Society for food, feathers, and fellowship while the queen of green herself, Jean Ponzi discusses gardening for pollinators. Missouri Sierra Club office, 2818 Sutton Blvd St Louis, MO 63143. For more information please visit online at www.sierraclub.org/missouri/eastern-missouri.

March 22
Past Life and Metaphysical Concepts for Personal GrowthWorkshop
7-9pm. Join us for a special seminar as Peggy Levinson shares with you how you can uncover memories from your past lives. Using a technique called past life regression. Peggy will guide you through the process of recalling these memories located deep inside your unconscious mind. Visit www.claytontherapy.com for location and directions.

March 25
Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo
10 am to 4 pm, Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road, Webster Groves Missouri, 63119. More than 50 booths offering healthy and green products and services to help you create a better life for you and your family. Healthy food samples, craft beer and wine tasting, free health screenings, giveaways, free tote bags, live music and much, much more for the whole family. See pages 4 and 5 of this edition for discount admission tickets or visit www.thehealthyplanet.com. For more info call 314-962-7748 or visit our website.

April 11
11th Annual Green Schools Event
Celebrate the no and low-cost sustainability projects underway at 57 local schools participating in the 2017-18 Green Schools Quest. WHEN Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 5:30-7:30. WHERE St. Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Ave, St. Louis MO 63110. FEE Free for all attendees. REGISTER usgreenbuildingcouncilstlouisregionalchapter.memberlodge.org/event-2812260.