Archive for June, 2019

ARTful Happenings July 2019


Through July 18
Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine Street; for info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

Through September 7
Bruno David Projects in The Grove, 1245 South Vandeventer; for info, visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through October 27
Special display of sculptures by internationally-renowned origami artists; Stephen & Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden, […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Traditional American Crafts Artists On Display In Ste. Genevieve July 21-22

How memorable would it be to hold a piece of silver made by Paul Revere in your own hands? Taking that moment a step further, what would you ask if you could […]

Blu Room Therapy: Mindscape vs Landscape

By Sara Biermann

Your mindscape is the internal landscape of your mind (your thoughts,beliefs,perceptions.) Your landscape refers to the outward manifestation of the way you think (the people in your life, the experiences you have, common themes that present.)

Take a moment to look at your landscape in this moment. Are you happy with what you see? […]

CBD Oil Hits the Shelves at Dierbergs

On June 3, 2019 Dierbergs Markets announced that hemp-derived CBD Oil products are now available at all 25 Dierbergs locations.

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of 100-plus naturally occurring phyto-cannabinoids found in hemp and all cannabis plant strains. While scientific research on its medicinal qualities is still in its infancy, there is mounting consumer interest […]

Coalition Report

By Kayla Boschert, Intern
Coalition for the Environment


Enriching Soil Through Food Waste

Summer meals mean BBQ, and all the seasonal dishes such as corn on the cob, tomatoes, potato salad, beans, salad, and fresh fruit. People often fill their plates with more food than they can possibly consume, and cleaning up afterward presents a more analytical approach […]

Conservation Corner: Missouri is Bullish on Bullfrogs

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

What if someone asked you what the official state amphibian of Missouri is? Would you be able to answer? Important information to know if you should ever find yourself in a game of Trivial Pursuit, or possibly answering the jackpot question on a TV gameshow.

Turns out the answer is […]

Dierbergs Now Offers CBD Oils & Grocery Pickup

CBD Oil Hits the Shelves at Dierbergs

Dierbergs Markets announced recently that hemp-derived CBD Oil products are now available at all 25 Dierbergs locations.

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of 100-plus naturally occurring phyto-cannabinoids found in hemp and all cannabis plant strains. While scientific research on its medicinal qualities is still in its infancy, there is […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

One Word. Plastics.

When young Dustin Hoffman got this graduate party advice in 1967, everyone who saw the movie that launched his career still drank water from a glass that we washed so others could use it too.

More than a half-century later, I noticed little strips of sky-blue litter in the grass while […]

Evidence Based Medicine, Danger to Progress? Prepare for the “AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine”

By Simon Yu, MD

The term “evidence based medicine” (EBM) first appeared in a paper by Dr. Gordon Guyatt et al. as a new approach to teaching the practice of medicine in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 1992. The paper emphasized the examination of evidence from clinical research that is “double-blinded and […]

Guide To Resale Shops In The St. Louis Area

Clubhouse Shop
The Clubhouse Shop at Independence Center sells upscale, gently used apparel, furniture, home décor, china, and more. Whether you’re looking to donate items, or looking for that special treasure, make Clubhouse Shop the first stop! All proceeds from the shop help provide the services and resources a person with chronic mental illness needs, including […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo September 29 — Exhibitor Reservations Now Available

Click here for registration form.

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate the first week of Autumn at its 38th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 29 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.
More than 60 exhibitors will share information, goods and services pertaining […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August SummerMarkt at Urban Chestnut
Craft beer lovers and craft vendors unite at Urban Chestnut’s SUMMERMARKT every 2nd Saturday April thru August, 11am – 4pm. UCBC’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten (3229 Washington Ave.) Enjoy live music, food specials and UCBC bier at the free market while you peruse the wares of 20-plus local artisans and […]

Local Brewers Embrace Sustainability

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
was recently named one of the EPA’s sixteen national WasteWise Award Winners for their sustainability efforts in 2017, earning Small Business Partner of the Year. The WasteWise program recognizes organizations ranging from small nonprofits to large multinational corporations that demonstrate significant effort to prevent and divert waste.

“Sustainability has been a major focus […]

Makanda: Gateway to Giant City and Outdoor Adventure in Shawnee Forest Country

Breathtaking natural beauty and unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, a trip to Giant City State Park and the Makanda area offers loads of fun. From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, it’s an outdoor lover’s paradise. You will love the many hiking trails. Especially popular is the Giant City Nature Trail, home of […]

Monarch Butterflies #1 Favorite Nectar Source

By Abby Lapides

From the great prairies of Missouri and the Midwest comes the outstanding Meadow Blazing Star, Liatris ligulistylis. It brings flamboyant displays to the sunny garden with its brilliant purple spires that attract swarms of butterflies. From midsummer into fall its tall flowers stalks are adorned with rich rosy-purple florets. Ideal for cottage gardens […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske;

The Language of Flowers

In 1982, almost one hundred years after it was first published, I was gifted three copies from three people “The Language of Flowers” by Kate Greenway in the same year. That certainly got my attention and my life-long study of the hidden meaning of plants began.

Meaning has been attributed to […]

Publisher’s Corner

Summer of ‘69
Blastoffs and First Steps

In the Summer of 1969, there was much ado about everything. I had just graduated high school and adventure awaited. I joined up with a construction crew as a summer job that would be laying telephone cable underground in Elsberry, Missouri. It was the chance of a lifetime to work […]

Summer Garden Reading

By Linda Wiggen Kraft,
Green & Growing Editor

Now that the gardens are planted, there might be some time for reading about other gardens. Two very different books are on my reading list this summer. The first, A Way to Garden, is a coffee table book primer on organic gardening for human and wildlife habitat in your […]

Sustainability & Climate Protection in St. Louis

By Catherine L. Werner,
Sustainability Director,
City of St. Louis

To many, summer in St. Louis means Cardinals games and Ted Drewes trips. St. Louis summers can also mean high heat, severe thunderstorms, drought, poor air quality, and even flood conditions.

What do these things have to do with Climate Change? Quite a bit, actually. Experts suggest that there […]

Taking Action For Cleaner Air This Summer To Maintain Healthy Lungs

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

Breathing comes so naturally that we oftentimes give it little thought and take our lungs for granted. The reality is, every cell of our body counts on them and the oxygen they supply, which is why it is so important to prioritize lung health, especially during extreme weather conditions.

With […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW
Your “Personal Relationship Coach” is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

Meaningful Change Requires Tangible Action

Plenty of us have periods in our lives when we are simply taking some time out to just rest. We have ventured out towards our endeavor, only to seemingly hit a brick wall, and have once again retreated […]

The Birds and the Bees

Pollinators & Native Gardens’ Exhibit
At St. Louis Public Library Through Aug. 4

By Jen Hatton, St. Louis Public Library

It’s summer time in St. Louis. The birds are singing and the flowers are in bloom. It’s the time of year to spend outside, enjoying the sounds and sights of nature, and exploring and learning new things.

A new […]

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Vegetables and Fruits

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Nearly 70% of produce sold in the United States comes with pesticide residues. Each year the Environmental Working Group publishes its list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the highest amount of pesticides compared with organic. The surprising news this year was the inclusion of Kale, 92% of […]

The Silent Killer Affecting 50% of Americans

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

One out of every two of you have a deadly disease that’s making you fat and sick and will kill you and 90% of you don’t even know you have it. What’s worse is that your doctor isn’t trained how to find it and they’re not even looking for it. This […]