Healthy Planet Happenings

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.

June 5, 12, 19, 26
EarthDance Farm
Summer Apprentice Classes
June 5
Field Trip- Three Rivers Farm
Three Rivers Community Farm in Elsah, Illinois produces mixed vegetables for 300 CSA members on 12 acres of ground. Farmers Amy Cloud and Segue Lara will speak to the mechanization and efficiency methods that enable them to grow so much food with minimal labor. TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com. June 12, 2018 – Introduction to Permaculture & Permie Principles. Permaculture, which is permanent and agriculture combined, is a way of designing with nature in mind involving caring for the earth and people and sharing resources. In this class, EarthDance founder, Molly Rockamann will overview the basics of permaculture and its key principles. TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com. June 19, 2018 – Permaculture Design. Real Earth Design founder Jason Gerhardt will walk through the function and implementation of permaculture design principles.TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com. June 26, 2018 – Garden Design Workshop. EarthDance Assistant Farm Manager Kaitie Adams & Garden Manager Crystal Stevens will lead students through designing your own farm or garden in this hands-on class. Topics will include site selection, garden layout, top plant picks for successful produce, flower, and herb productions, and how to keep your space thriving season after season. TICKETS: www.brownpapertickets.com.

June 9
Life Outside Festival
Great Rivers Greenway is set to kick off its third annual Life Outside Festival, June 9 from 10 am to 4 pm at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park (13236 Streetcar Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. Free and open to the public, family friendly. Free Pickup and dropoff shuttles will run from the Hanley, Shrewsbury and Civic Center transit locations. This event encourages residents to spend less time on the couch and more time venturing outdoors. Events include active living, camping and hiking, climbing, cycling-mountain biking, nature & conservation, electric bicycles, paddling & water sports, running & walking, and Yoga/Mind and Body. There will be food and beverages for sale. For more information visit livelifeoutside.org.

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 visit our website at www.tasteofveganfeststl.com or email us at tasteofveganstl@gmail.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 12
LEED Tour: Maplewood Fire Station
Tour this LEED v4 project and gain insight from the project team about maintaining sustainability standards throughout the design and construction of a mission critical headquarters. WHEN Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 5:30-7:30. WHERE Maplewood City Hall, 7601 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143. FEE Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students; $20 for non-members. REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

June 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.

June 15, 16, 17
American Natya Fest
18 dance productions in one weekend. Artists coming from all across USA and India. Bring your family to enjoy ethnical dances. Come and witness beautifu Classical dances from India. 6-9pm. Rockwood Summit High School Auditorium. More details on www.natya.org.

June 17
Experience the Sound of Soul
June 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Join us and experience the Sound of Soul. Discover your inner guidance, healing for the body, mind, and spirit, by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward. St. Louis Eckankar Center, 14538 Manchester Road, Suite 202, Ballwin, MO 63011. Info: (800)-591-0493, www.SoundofSoul.org.

June 22 & August 10
Summer Winemakers Dinners
Friday, June 22, 2018 and Friday, Aug 10, 2018. Summer wine pairing collaboration events at Edg-Clif Farms & Winery at 6:30 pm Friday June 22nd and Aug 10th. Join us for an incredible six-course menu prepared by Chef Jon from the Old Caledonian B&B. Each Creative and scrumptious course will be paired with an outstanding selection from the Edg-Clif wine-cellar. All food and wine is included in the $65 per person price, and those wishing to add a night’s stay at the Old Caledonian Bed & Breakfast will receive 10% off regular room rates for that night with purchased dinner tickets. Please make your reservations soon by calling 573-438-4741 or 314-803-6337. Seating is limited for these dinners. We hope to see you at one of these fantastic Gourmand events. There is limited seating, so you will want to make your reservations early by contacting Cyndy@edg-clif.com

June 23-24
18th Annual Pond-O-Rama
The St. Louis Water Garden Society will present its 18th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 23 and 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.

June 28
WELL AP Exam Prep
This course, designed to prepare attendees for the WELL AP exam, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the WELL Building Standard®, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in these buildings. WHEN- Thursday, June 28th 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. WHERE- TBA. FEE -$200 for USGBC-MGC Members, $200 for non-members. REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org/calendar.

June 29
Flora Borealis opens at Missouri Botanical Garden
Summer exhibit opens at Missouri Botanical Garden June 29 and runs through August 26.