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 page 5 or email braford@sbcglobal.net or visit www.ArizmendiEcovillage.com.

May 5
Medical Equipment Drive
Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm. Do you have medical equipment that is not being used? Do you need medical equipment? Now there is HELP…Fourteen Designated Walgreen’s Sites/ For a list of locations, contact St. Louis HELP at 314-567-4700 or www.stlhelp.org.

May 5
Japanese Floral Art
Ikebana International St.Louis Chapter #3 Childern’s Day Celebration May 5th. In Japan, families celebrate a national holiday, Kodomo no Hi, on May 5th Childern’s Day to honor all children, and to recognize the importance of the family unit. A free Floral Exibtion held at the Community of Christ Church, 803 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood MO. 63122
Open 10 AM to 3 PM.

May 6-7
Baker Creek Seeds Hosts 18th Annual Spring Planting Festival
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is excited about its biggest festival of the year. The 18th annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 6 and 7. The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in the year 2000 has grown to 10,000 attendees each of the past 2 years. All come to enjoy a sense of community with fascinating seed collectors, old-time musicians, internationally acclaimed speakers, historic demonstrators, food activists, home schoolers, western re-enactors, organic growers, gourmet chefs, free thinkers, Ozarkian crafters, trendy vendors and herbal hippies. For more info For more information please visit online at Rareseeds.com or call 417-924-8917. See article page 3 of this issue.

May 8
Annual Green Building Showcase
Featured projects include a commercial interiors project pursuing WELL and LEED certification; an historic school building turned apartments that utilized PACE financing; and Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US Certified building (also LEED Platinum). Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 5:30-7:30. Alberici, 8800 Page, 63114. Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students; $20 for non-members. REGISTER www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

May 8
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.

May 10
Past Life and Metaphysical Concepts for Personal Growth
Past Life Workshop May 10th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Held at my office. See Website www.claytontherapy.com for location and directions 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. She will explain what past life regression is and how it works, and discuss how your past lives may be impacting you right now in your current life. We will explore deep states of relaxation and metaphysical approaches that can help get to the root cause of current issues that originated in the past. We will expand our focus to further explore the healing potential of our Subconscious (or Higher Self or Source) which contains the answers to any questions we may have about ourselves. Many times we have an experience of an impactful situation in our past that keeps getting triggered in our present adult lives, affecting us emotionally, physically, and/or spiritually. In this workshop I will be guiding you to gain a better understanding of these issues which have their origin early in this life or in a past life. Peggy has studied Present and Past Life Regression Therapy with Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters, since 2013, as well as Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique with Dolores Cannon. Reservations by phone (314-644-3339) or e-mail: peggy@claytontherapy.com . There will be 10 spots available for this group. The charge for the event will be $25.00 per person payable on PayPal once you have confirmed your seat with Peggy Levinson.

May 11–13
Annual Art Fair At Laumeier Sculpture Park
presented by Emerson Make Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Annual Art Fair your Mother’s Day weekend tradition! The Art Fair features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and up to 150 juried artists from across the country. Rain or shine; no pets or outside food and beverage allowed. Friday, May 11, 6:00–10:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 13, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. $10; Laumeier Members and ages 10 and under are free. Call 314.615.5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Presented by Emerson and produced in partnership with St. Louis County Parks.

May 19
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. See pages 26-27 of this edition for more information or email bark@hsmo.org or call 314-951-1567.

June 2
Green Living Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden
Local vendors, conversations and demos of green and sustainable options will fill the lovely grounds of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening on Saturday June 2, when the Green Living Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Whatever your Green interests, you’ll find something useful and inspiring at this hands-on, day-long indoor/outdoor event. Hosted by the Garden’s EarthWays Center, the festival invites visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home, and a healthy environment. Learn more at www.mobot.org/sustainability or call the EarthWays Center at (314) 577-0220. Read the article on page 5 of this edition.

June 9
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 take back the responsibility of our communities’ wellness and life. For more information check out our website at www.tasteofveganfeststl.com or email us at tasteofveganfest.com.

June 10
Sustainable Backyard Tour
Make plans now to attend the 8th Annual St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour from 11am to 4pm. Be Inspired, get involved with this self-guided, free tour of green and organic outdoor spaces throughout St. Louis city and county. See how others have integrated sustainable living practices into their yards and learn what you need to know to “go green.” Visit www.sustainablebackyard.org for a list of addresses you can visit on Sunday, June 10 and learn how to create healthy, whole environments that feed both body and soul.

June 23-24
18th Annual Pond-O-Rama
he 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 are available early May at retail shops and garden centers throughout the metropolitan area. Tickets will also be available on our website. Everyone on the tour over age 18 requires a separate ticket. For more information, call (314) 995-2988. Tickets are available by mail order from the Society’s website in early May at www.slwgs.org. See article on page 17 of this edition for more information.