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 artists at the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. Vendors will be indoors and outdoors, so when the dog days of summer arrive, you can beat the heat and shop for unique locally made products.

Through August 4
The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators & Native Gardens
exhibit is now open at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. The exhibit, which runs through August 4, highlights the Library’s new pollinator garden and explores the pollination process. For more information about the exhibit, visit slpl.org.

Through August 31
Summer Buggin’ Begins at the Butterfly House
With school officially out for summer, the Butterfly House has you covered when the kids get “buggy” and you all need to get out of the house. Escape to Summer Buggin’ at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House! Summer Buggin’ runs from June 1 to Aug 31, featuring daytime and evening experiences for all ages. During the day, explore our exhibits using a special decoder to become a “nature sleuth,” get up close at a live animal encounter, sprout new knowledge at the Plant Outpost, and learn what makes fireflies glow. Special daily programming features of Summer Buggin’ include, for the first time in the Butterfly House’s 21-year history, daily butterfly releases at 2 p.m. The Butterfly House is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Daily programming is included with regular Butterfly House admission. June 1–August 31, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO. (314) 577-0888 www.butterflyhouse.org.

July 5
Garden Party Lights at Missouri Botanical Garden
Party all summer long as the Garden becomes your after-hours destination for drinks, lights, music and dynamic multimedia. come out and experience nature, illuminated. Mobot.org/gardenpartylights

July 9
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 stories at www.preventionandhealing.com.

July 9
LEED Tour: St. Louis Community College Center for Nursing and Health Sciences
Our Annual Green Building Tour will feature St. Louis Community College’s new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences Facility which is seeking LEED certification under the v4 rating system. The design capitalizes on surrounding density and diverse uses, water use reduction, optimization of energy performance, open space, and more! WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHERE: STLCC – Forest Park, Center for Nursing and Health Sciences, 5600 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 FEE: Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Students. $20 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org.

July 13
Maintaining Perennials and Rejuvenating Your Summer Garden
July 13 @ 9:30 am. We will teach you aggressive pruning techniques that will help you achieve strong, more compact plants and many more blooms in your garden. A very informative class for those willing to be truly daring! This class is free and no reservations are required. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 North Woodlawn, Kirkwood, MO 63122. For more information call 314-965-3070. www.Sugarcreekgardens.com.

July 20
Bird Watching at Arizmendi Ecovillage
Please join us on Saturday, July 20, for a bird watching expedition. Please check our website for details and email us to RSVP or if you have questions. We are looking for birds of all feathers to join us in creating our Ecovillage community.

July 21 & 22
Traditional American Crafts Artists On Display In Ste. Genevieve
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 actually chat with Mr. Revere about his work, or watch as he made that piece? Although such historical artisans are long-gone, you can meet contemporary artists whose names future generations may recognize at a special reception and show of Midwest artisans from the 2019 Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Come meet us all, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and maybe purchase a piece of American art for yourself. The event is free and open to the public. Just an easy 1-hour drive from St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve is a historic French town, founded in 1735. It’s perfect for strolling, with many original buildings; several are open for tours. Hosting the fun event are Tom and Pat Hooper, owners of ASL Pewter at 183 S. Third in the historic heart of Ste. Genevieve. For more information call 573-883-2095.

July 26
Neuroplasticy Discussed
1 pm. InPower Institute. 4125 Humphrey St., register at www.rootberryleaf.com.

July 27
Low Maintenance, Long Blooming Perennials
July 27 @ 9:30 am. If you enjoy the flowers but are too busy for the work, this class is for you. Learn about the showiest, longest blooming plants available that look good without all the fuss. You’ll also discover easy gardening techniques that will reduce watering and weeding. This class is free and no reservations are required. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 North Woodlawn, Kirkwood, MO 63122. For more information call 314-965-3070. www.Sugarcreekgardens.com.

July 31
Sustainable SITES Review & Case Study
The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) defines what a sustainable site is and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. During this in-depth seminar, attendees will review local applications of SITES strategies, specifically a case study of the Forest Park Waterways project located in the southeast corner of Forest Park. WHEN: July 31, 3:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: St. Louis University High School (SLUH) 4970 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, FEE: $30 for USGBC-MGC Members, $45 for Non-members REGISTER: www.usgbc-mogateway.org

August 3
Recurring Meditation Class
beginning Saturday August 3rd from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; at 51 Graeler Dr., St Louis 63146. Recurring event on Saturdays. www.bodypresencing.com; gail@bodypresencing.com for more information and to sign up.

September 29
Exhibitor Reservations Now Being Taken For Healthy Planet Fall Expo
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 to health, wellness and sustainable living. There will be numerous food and beverage samples, free health screenings, chair massages, free tote bags, live music, green products for your home, garden and your family. Learn more about topics such as meditation, chiropractic, green home products, yard and garden compost and mulch, nutrition, non-toxic personal care products, essential oils, green energy, sustainable living, organic produce, animal rights, energy healing, fitness, biomats, healthy foods, and much, much more! To sign up as an exhibitor, please call or email us for an expo application form. Early bird sign up discounts available for exhibitors before August 1.
314-962-7748. JBL44@aol.com.