Archive for April, 2018

2018 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 23-24

The St. Louis Water Garden Society will present its 18th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 23and Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2018 tour has 33 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15 each and […]

25th Annual Bark in the Park Set For May 19 in Forest Park

The 25th annual Bark in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 19 at Cricket Field in Forest Park! Presented by Purina, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefitting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, […]

A Smart Garden Journal

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Garden journals are the best way to keep track of what your garden is now and what you would like it to be in the future. While standing and working in the garden thoughts will come up about changes to be made in this year’s or next year’s garden. If those thoughts […]

ARTful Happenings May 2018


Through May 12
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5952 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through May 21
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Washington University campus; for info, call 314-935-4523 or visit www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.

Through May 27
Millstone […]

Artful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Treat Mom To Art This Spring!

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) at 3750 Washington continues to offer creative options to experience contemporary art. Stroller Tours and Morning Play Dates at CAM give parents with little ones the chance to connect and see […]

Best Tasting Tomatoes

By Abby Lapides
Sugar Creek Gardens

One of the greatest joys of gardening is picking a fresh tomato off the vine and taking a big bite. My favorites:

SUN SUGAR – Voted #1 Best Tasting Tomato at the Missouri State Fair. Some say ‘Sun Sugar’ tomato is the world’s sweetest tomato. Abun-dant, candy-sweet orange cherry tomatoes, with high […]

Coalition Report

By Melissa Vatterott
Food & Farm Coordinator
Missouri Coalition
for the Environment

Local Healthy Food and Land Stewardship are Essential. Protect Family Farmers & Conservation
in the Farm Bill.

Food food policy means a healthy, fair, and sustainable food system from farm to fork. From farm to fork, our food system should be something we are proud […]

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017-18 Green Schools Quest!

By Hope Gribble,

Education and Green Schools Manager

Each year, USGBC- Missouri Gateway Chapter’s Green Schools Quest challenges public and private schools within the chapter’s territory (Missouri and Southern Illinois) to devise and implement a no or low-cost sustainability initiative over a six month period of time with the help of a Green Mentor. Participating schools […]

Healthy Flora Creates a Happy Gut!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

When intestinal flora is healthy, it favorably impacts your overall health and vice versa. Understanding how to rebuild your flora is key to improving your digestion, ability to fight infections and a healthy weight for starters.

The flora (trillions of microbes that inhabit your intestines) is important for many reasons.

Vitamin production – […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

May 5
Learn About Green Beings CSA and (RIPE) Resilient Innovative Permaculture Environments
Come be a farmer for a day on Saturday, May 5, starting at 9am at Arizmendi Ecovillage. You can expect to get dirty, have sore muscles, eat a hearty lunch, and find out how you can participate. For more information see the article on […]

Inaugural Taste of Vegan Fest Set For June 9 At St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley

The first Health and Wellness Taste of Vegan Festival is happening here in St. Louis June 9 at Florissant Valley Community College (3400 Pershall Road Ferguson, MO, Ferguson, Missouri 63135) from 11am to 7pm. With this exciting free, family friendly event we intend to give our neighbors and families the necessary tools and information to […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: No Substitute For Healthy Soil!

By Tom Braford

Sign up now for a weekly box of healthy food from the Green Beings CSA or join RIPE, Resilient Innovative Permaculture Environments, a worker-owned producer co-op!
Last month, the Our Farms, Our Future conference in St Louis drew 1000 farmers and hundreds of food production professionals from around the country, including yours truly.

The theme […]

Mary from Argentina: The Bible Man from Arizona on Medical Exorcisms

By Simon Yu, MD

How much do you know about the Bible? I did not grow up studying the Bible. I thought the Bible was almost like a fairy tale until I visited Israel during Easter Holiday in 2017. We visited most of the important historical sites from the Old and New Testaments. Since then, I […]

National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions Announce 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kat Golden among 40 Educators going on Global Expeditions for Hands-On Professional Development

Katherine (Kat) Golden from the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education. The 2018 Fellows, a group of 40 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will embark on […]

Plan Now For Green Living Festival At Missouri Botanical Garden June 2

A Full Fun Day of Sustainable Lifestyle Options
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Missouri Botanical Garden

By Jean Ponzi

What energy-saving actions will work best where you live?

How can you reduce waste through reusing, recycling and composting?

How can plants grow healthier practices for you, and for our environment?

Local vendors, conversations and demos of options like […]

Publisher’s Corner: Mama’s Boy

I called my grandson Jackson a Mama’s Boy the other day. I was playing like I was a Zombie and he got scared and ran to his mama. He loves to play Zombie but likes to know his mother is nearby. I realized I had paid him a giant compliment. Truth is any boy who […]

Springtime Conditioning For Active Dogs

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Wow! Even ole’ fellas like me feel invigorated with the warm, bright days of Spring. I often jump out in the garage to clean out junk, and begin working on my garden. Yikes, by evening, I can hardly stand up without wrenching in pain.

Why am I sharing such personal information? […]

St. Louis Area Remains Off List of “Most-Polluted” U.S. Cities

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

For the second consecutive year, the St. Louis region has escaped being ranked among the top 25 most-polluted cities in the U.S., according to data from the American Lung Association’s 2018 “State of the Air” report. Unfortunately, while last year’s drop off the list was part of an overall […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Resistance: The Biggest Block To Fixing Your Relationship

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Fixing your relationship does take work, but just how much work and how much energy has everything to do with you. Resistance is the greatest hurdle to overcome. Resistance slows the process and […]

Thyroid Epidemic: part 2

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

As you recall, last month we addressed why the standard of care treatment for thyroid disease is inadequate from both a testing and treatment standard. This month is dedicated to why the standard of care approach to thyroid health makes it difficult to identify autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis).

The reason the […]

Trees Work! MO Dept. of Conservation Educational Campaign Focuses On Trees and Forests

Did you know that being around trees lowers your blood pressure and pulse rate? But that’s not all! Kids perform better on tests and have reduced symptoms on ADHD after spending time around trees and in nature. Trees along city streets raise home values by an average of $8,000.

The trees around us are constantly “on […]