Welcome to the very first Healthy Planet Virtual Natural Living Expo!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our traditional Natural Living Expo on March 29, 2020. We decided to bring you many of those exhibitors here, virtually, for you to browse and discover many resources that will help you live a healthier and more sustainable life. At each booth you will find a live link to a website or even a video presentation. Enjoy this very special Natural Living Expo absolutely FREE with no mask required!
J.B. Lester & The Expo Staff

Booth #1 – Carol Eder

Carol Elder Guitarist Performer Educator

Guitarist, Performer, Educator

Carol Eder is a St. Louis Performer and Educator of Jazz and Classical guitar. Her love for guitar early in life, led to a teaching and performance career, including playing in the 1996 Mid America Guitar Festival, the St. Louis Community Music School Classical Guitar Orchestra, many solo and duo appearances at Museums, Farmers’s Markets, Services, Weddings, and Receptions. In 2013, she performed at the Sheldon Concert Hall with the Midwest Jazz-tette. Other Jazz guitar performances include appearances and recordings with Vibraphonist Lee Roth, Vocalists Mae Wheeler, Ali Hager, Guitarists Chip Katz and Todd Mosby. 

In 2019, Todd Mosby introduced Carol to Jackie Kleine Flutist; they have since formed a duo named Two Elan. Performances include Neo Classical and Neo Jazz, and World music. Carol’s Jazz Guitar Combo performs regularly at The Pat Connelly Tavern during the Thursday night Jazz series. 

She presently teaches Guitar for all ages offering remote, virtual lessons and in person small group classes and private lessons at Childbloom Guitar of St. Charles County and St. Louis Academy for Guitar. She is licensed to teach the renown Childbloom Guitar Method to children ages 5-12. In 2009-2015, Carol led classes in songwriting, chord chemistry, fretboard harmony and improvisation at Mid America Guitar Camp in New Haven, Missouri. Earlier in her career she taught at Fazio’s Music and the St. Louis Community Colleges.

For excellent guitar instruction or for that added touch of live guitar music at your event, Carol can be reached at: 

Booth #2 – Creativity For The Soul

To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft is an artist (mandalas, art journaling, photography, pottery), creativity teacher, garden designer & garden writer. Her work centers around enhancing body, mind, heart and soul through art, gardens and creativity classes. Her unique and easily learned ways of awakening and expressing deep creativity have inspired hundreds in her classes and workshops.

Her workshops include Mandalas, Meditation & Journaling, A Sacred Circle of Creativity, Entering the Sacred through Images & Words, Learning to See Creator in Creation through Drawing & Sketching and Creating a Garden for Your Soul. Her love of nature, soil and earth is the inspiration for Linda’s garden design business, garden writing, photography and pottery making. In her garden design business (Creveling Gardens), Linda designs gardens & landscapes for homes, businesses, schools, public spaces and places of worship.

She writes a monthly gardening column for The Healthy Planet in St. Louis. Her garden work has been featured in Better Homes and Garden Publications, Organic Gardening, AT HOME St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis Home and Lifestyle and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Linda’s Flower Mandala photo prints are permanently displayed in healing spaces of medical buildings and hospitals where evidence based design has demonstrated that images of nature help in the healing process. These photos are available for sale in small and large sizes.

Linda can be contacted at: CreativityForTheSoul@gmail.com or see her work at www.creativityforthesoul.com/blog.

Booth #3 – The EarthWays Center IS Sustainability!

EarthWays is the division of the Missouri Botanical Garden devoted to conservation of energy and other natural resources for the future, otherwise known as “sustainability.” EarthWays enriches lives and protects plants and our environment by educating and connecting people to practical sustainable solutions where we live, learn, work, and play. EarthWays provides programs for K-12 students and educators, professionals, individuals and families, universities and colleges, businesses and local community leaders to advance sustainability in the region.

Programs provide technical and quality assurance management of local, regional and state energy efficiency and stormwater management initiatives for utility companies and governments. The annual Green Living Festival connects people with green living experts through workshops, exhibitor / vendor interactions, and more. EarthWays is the Garden division most involved in working out in the community, and as such understand the profound impact of Covid-19 on our region at this time. EarthWays has more than 30 programs helping businesses, individuals, families and municipalities in their sustainable efforts.

EarthWays Center staffs the Garden’s Green Resources Info Service, a trusted source for individuals and groups seeking to live a more sustainable and resilient lifestyle. Green Resources delivers community presentations and personal answers to your green-living questions. Our experts are at your service! Reach out today via greenresources@mobot.org or call (314) 577-0246.

To learn more about EarthWays Center programs and projects visit: www.mobot.org/sustainability and to stay current Like and follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EarthWaysCenter.

The Green Living Festival is going virtual for 2020 this June, visit www.mobot.org/greenlivingfest for updates.


Helping Creatives Help the Planet

Want to make arts and crafts with greener materials? Check us out!

We are Julie and Tara, moms, friends, and lifelong creatives in Springfield, Illinois who look for craft and art supplies that are more eco-friendly so we can make art and feel good about it.

We’ve found supplies in America and Europe and keep looking for new ones.

We searched and researched, talked to companies, read product specifications, and tested products in our homes. 

That’s how Eco Paper Arts was born.

We look for at least one of the following criteria in products: recycled components, recyclable packaging, FSC-certification, made from a green manufacturer, made with green processes, biodegradable, or nontoxic components. 

Our products include:

  • Scrapbooking: FSC certified, recycled, soy ink papers and mini albums from recycled paper (like the dog bone album pictured)
  • Cardmaking: birch or hemp cards/envelopes
  • Stamping: photopolymer or recycled wood/natural rubber stamps and inks from a green manufacturer
  • Stencils: recycled chipboard stencils that can be re-used as embellishments 
  • Paints: hemp oil-based paints made of 80% natural ingredients
  • Great for Kids: colored pencils made from recycled wood and seed paper — colored craft paper made from recycled paper and flower seeds (plant it and they grow!)

Here’s our latest video on how to use our stencils/paints: Enjoy!

FREE TO EARTH FAIR VISITORS – when you place an online order, get a kit to make a bookmark with our beautiful seed paper, made with recycled paper and real seeds. Plant it and they’ll grow! Email us at ecopaperarts@gmail.com to get the free kit. 

Booth # 5 – Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery

Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery invites you to see their beautiful farm and experience a day at the winery. In 2020 we are all challenged by the shut downs, but even more so in agribusiness. Edg-Clif Winery continues to manage their vineyards with meticulous care and produce amazing wines including two new ones being introduced in 2020. Call 573-438-4741 to order and arrange to pick up your wines, stop by for socially distanced wine tasting with the owners or bring your picnic and relax in the vineyards at our outdoor seating with our handcrafted wines and beers. This charming country property also boasts 3 Airbnb’s (search Airbnb/Potosi, MO) all vintage farm houses rehabbed for comfort and charm. The vacation rentals are listed as Vineyard Cottage, Clover Cottage and Stone Cottage. In 2020 they will be opening their 4th Airbnb, York House. Visit www.edg-cliff.com to learn more about Edg-Clif and experience a bottling day at the winery.

Take a virtual tour of Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery at https://youtu.be/TRWnDwidFwA

Booth #6 – Forrest Keeling Nursery… 

Native pawpaw is Missouri’s state fruit… and, delicious!

naturally different for conservation and you.

Home… we’ve always known how important it is. But, somehow its value has increased over the past weeks of ‘sheltering-in-place’. With spring’s return, our yards took on the role of parks. Their importance to our family’s healthy living—and, sanity—was never more clear.

If your yard or farm needs a boost, Forrest Keeling can make it easy.

Forrest Keeling can help you refresh your landscape with delightful color and shade. Let our native trees, shrubs and plants help you invite nature and improve function. Even add a garden of delicious, native edibles. And now’s the perfect time.

Forrest Keeling Nursery is naturally different. Family-owned for over seven decades. Innovator of the patented RPM-production method for stronger, healthier, faster-growing plants. A globally-recognized leader in native plant production and conservation. All just a short drive from St. Louis. 

Call or email info@fknursery.com for a scheduled pickup. We do everything possible to keep you (and our employees) safe and healthy.

Forrest Keeling Nursery… where the best trees begin.

Elsberry, Missouri

Booth #7 – Gateway Center For Performing Arts

Gateway Center For Performing Arts is a nonprofit arts education organization located conveniently in Webster Groves, bringing an awesome summer lineup of classes, camps, and productions. Our camps cater to Ages 3-13, running weekly with many great options including favorites like The Ice Queen (Frozen), Spells On Stage (Harry Potter), Broadway Breakthroughs, Audition Prep, and more!

We also offer early and late camps for those needing a longer day schedule. Our Wednesday night classes include leveled options in singing, dance, and acting for Ages 5-Adult and provide a great opportunity for students to continue honing their artistic abilities over the summer.

Whether you’re just looking for a fun way to explore some of your favorite characters and stories, or wanting to work on some performance skills while still having a great time with your friends, or hoping to dig deep into nuanced performance technique, we’ve got options for every kind of student!

We are also producing three shows this summer: Frozen KIDS, Legally Blonde, Jr., and Cabaret. It’s a great time to join the GCPA family!


Booth #8 – Grow Create Inspire

Crystal and Eric Stevens live along the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi River in Godfrey, Ilinois with their two children. 

They co-founded Flourish, a farm, a plant nursery, and an apothecary. The Stevens family leads a variety of educational workshops ranging from gardening, farming, compost, and other nature-based workshops as part of a resilient living workshop series. Eric focuses on garden bed prep, maintains nursery stock, and designs/ installs edible landscapes for members of the community. Eric is also a wood-cut artist and does architectural renderings and house renderings. Crystal focuses on planting and harvesting.

Crystal has authored three books including Grow Create Inspire, Worms at Work, and Your Edible Yard, published by New Society Publishers. Crystal is teaches permaculture through the Permaculture Women’s Guild. She also speaks at conferences and Mother Earth News Fairs across the United States. Crystal Co-founded Tend & Flourish School of Botanicals with Alex Queathem, which includes an Herbal Foundations Program. For more information visit www.tendandflourishschool.com

You can find Crystal and Eric Stevens on the web at www.growcreateinspire.com. Follow them on social media @growcreateinspire. They have 2 online stores. Shop their selection of fruit trees, shrubs, vegetable plants, and herbs at shop.growcreateinspire.com. Check out their artwork and clothing at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GrowCreateInspire

Booth #9 – Humane Society of Missouri

Since 1870, the Humane Society of Missouri has been dedicated to second chances. We provide a safe and caring haven to all animals in need – large and small – that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Our mission is to end the cycle of abuse and pet overpopulation through our rescue and investigation efforts, spay/neuter programs, and educational classes. We are committed to creating lasting relationships between people and animals through our adoption and shelter training programs.

We further support that bond by making world-class veterinary care available. As the Humane Society of Missouri celebrates our 150th birthday, we look back at our leading role in the advancement of animal welfare in Missouri, and we look forward to continuing our mission of providing second chances to animals in need. 

HSMO began in a one-room office in downtown St. Louis in 1870. From those early days of improving the plight of work horses and other abused animals, the Humane Society of Missouri has become one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the U.S. HSMO relies on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations, and fees for services. We are not affiliated with any other animal welfare group and do not receive funding from national animal welfare organizations. 

HSMO is committed to the health and well-being of every animal in our care. Innovative programs such as the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, the Foster Care Program, and our Train to Adopt Program for pets needing extra learning opportunities, allow us to provide the best possible experience for pets. Respect for all living creatures is the message delivered to children and adults throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area through our Humane Education program. 

To learn more, visit us at hsmo.org/education.

Booth #10 – Irresistible Community Builders

Does your lifestyle help reverse global warming?

Imagine living in a close-knit neighborhood, where you know all your neighbors, share common meals several times a week, use only renewable energy and grow most of your own food. At Irresistible Community Builders, we are building a network of Ecovillages where you can live &/or work in cooperation with your neighbors and in harmony with Nature, starting right here in the Heartland.

Our first Ecovillage, on Olive west of Saint Louis University, will include four zero carbon cohousing communities with units both for sale and for rent, a fleet of shared electric vehicles and several worker-owned businesses, some that provide goods and services to residents and the surrounding neighborhood and others that build and maintain the space.

We invite you to join us and become an Intrepid Pioneer of the Eco Frontier. The cavalry isn’t coming to rescue us! It’s up to us. We have everything we need to save civilization and the planet, but individually, we are insufficient to the task. It will take many of us, working together. Of course, eventually we will be looking for plenty of settlers to join us in living in these communities, so we would love to hear from you, as well.

Maybe you are saying, “I have something that I want to contribute to get this project to critical mass. Although I don’t consider myself a Pioneer, I would like to be part of the crew that takes us to where no man, woman or Community has ever gone before. I am a burning soul when it comes to making a difference with the climate and the development of workable community, and I want to at least check this out.”

Visit us at www.ArizmendiEcovillage.com or find us on Facebook.

Watch our interview!

Booth #11 – Missouri Coalition For The Environment

Known & Grown STL, a program of the Missouri Coalition of the Environment, vets and promotes environmentally-responsible farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis. Our farmers are good stewards of our environment; they don’t use any synthetic chemicals on their crops or pastures, they don’t confine their livestock, they give animals access to pasture, and they work hard to improve soil health. The staff of Known & Grown visits each farmer, audits their practices, and tells their stories, making it easier for buyers (from individuals to retailers and restaurants) to purchase their food.

Globally, agriculture accounts for nearly a quarter of all anthropogenic (human-caused) greenhouse gas emissions. Locally, CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or Factory Farms) endanger water supplies and threaten community health. Pesticides on conventionally-grown crops harm field workers and put pollinator species at risk. In addition to these stressors from factory farms, the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted how essential it is to nurture a healthy, robust, and resilient food system on a local scale to prevent shortages and provide employment within our communities.

Local, sustainable food has never been more important – and you can play a role in making our food system more resilient by supporting our farmers, one bunch of kale at a time.

Find farmers that use sustainable practices and learn how to buy their products on our website: knownandgrownstl.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @knownandgrownstl, and sign up for our newsletter to get updates on our farmers, local food news, and more: https://moenvironment.org/sign-up-for-known-grown-ealerts/

Booth #12 – Missouri Department Of Conservation

Did you know June 1st is National Trails Day? That’s right around the corner, and the best time to get ready is now. The Missouri Department of Conservation invites you to go take a hike! The month of May is a beautiful time to get outdoors.

MDC has around 1,000 conservation areas and state forests throughout the Show-Me-State, so there’s certain to be one near you. Or perhaps one somewhere in Missouri you want to explore. Many have excellent hiking trails for you to enjoy.

Hiking is a great way to get up close with nature. You feel a real connection to the land when it’s directly beneath your feet. The only thing between you is a pair of hiking boots. Flood your senses with the diversity of bird song. Soak up the fresh air and gentle breezes. Smell the damp wood and feel the complex textures of bark with your fingertips. See the dazzling spring wildflowers. It’s an elixir for the mind, body and soul.

The uneven terrain of paths that wind up, down, and sideways, work a variety muscle groups and help with overall balance — boosting the energy you use by 28 percent compared to walking on flat surfaces. Hikers report benefits like weight loss, stress relief, better sleep, and more positive thoughts.

Not bad for something that costs practically nothing.

To find your next trail, go to https://short.mdc.mo.gov/Znb and explore the MDC online atlas. National Trails Day may be June 1st, but it’s a good day to go hiking any day! You’ll also find places to fish, camp, bike, hunt, birdwatch, float, and more outdoor activities.

The Missouri Department of Conservation protects and manages our state’s fish, forests and wildlife. We also help Missourians learn about and enjoy those outdoor resources. Discover nature with us at MDC.mo.gov.

Booth #13 – Perennial Artisan Ales

Perennial Artisan Ales is a microbrewery and tasting room, established in 2011. Our philosophy is to brew beer with the adventurous craft beer drinker in mind — focusing on hand-crafted, small batches of beer, using local, seasonal and organic ingredients as much as possible.

Our beers are influenced mostly by Belgian and American craft styles, but the addition of premium ingredients such as fruits, spices or wild yeast strains sometimes causes the beers to defy traditional categories. Our barrel aging program features a wide variety of beers aged in wine and spirits barrels, ranging from a Rye barrel-aged Mexican Chocolate Stout to a wild yeast-fermented Saison aged on Missouri wine grapes in French oak wine barrels. We strive to always achieve balance with each of our recipes, making our beers exceptional with food. We are currently selling to-go beer through contactless curbside pick-up, Wednesday through Sunday.

Cans and bottles can be purchased at Perennialbeer.square.site and picked up at our brewery (8125 Michigan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111).

Booth #14 – ProActive Chiropractic

ProActive Chiropractic (www.proactive-chiropractic.com) has 3 locations in order to serve you and your family’s health needs. This year marks the 18th Anniversary of ProActive Chiropractic. We are proud of our doctors and team members who are committed to making our patients comfortable and helping them meet their individual health goals. We utilize multiple adjusting techniques customized to each patient’s needs. 

Chiropractic is a natural drug-free health profession focusing on the nervous system. Our doctors will find areas of interference in the nervous system, identify the misalignments, and work to correct them. The care we provide is PREVENTIVE as well as corrective. By finding the source of the problem, our doctors will work to free you from pain and discomfort; correcting the problem to promote a healthy body and nervous system. We will be a valuable partner in your care and recovery; promoting a healthy lifestyle to help prevent future ailments.

Chiropractic care can effectively treat many conditions including, but not limited to neck and low back pain, disc herniation or bulges, headaches, hip pain, knee/ankle/foot pain, pregnancy discomfort, sports injuries, TMJ syndrome, ear infections, and frequent colds.

We, here at ProActive Chiropractic, are part of the Give Back Movement which is a national chiropractic awareness program that allows us to offer free wellness programs which can fit any sized company or business! Whether it’s a single, quarterly, or semi-annual event, we can create the perfect FREE program for your team!

We are proud to be the official chiropractic sponsor for the Saint Louis FC and St. Louis Scott Gallagher. Call us today to schedule your initial consult and examination of which we will be donating proceeds to St. Louis Fisher House! We can’t wait to meet you and your family members! Be ProActive…and stay Active! 

101 Richardson Crossing
Arnold, MO 63010 63141

1520 Parkway West 12370 Olive Blvd.
Festus, MO 63028

12370 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141


Booth #15 – St. Louis Allergy Relief Center

A Holistic Allergy Clinic

We treat allergies and sensitivities. If you are reading this, it’s because your health, or the health of a loved one, has taken you in a direction you wish were different. You have probably tried to handle things yourself, but perhaps the over-the-counter medicines or the supplements or elimination diets haven’t worked. Maybe you have been to specialists, but the drugs, shots or creams haven’t worked either. If it is your child who is suffering, you feel hopeless and blame yourself for being helpless. Why has this happened to me or to my child, you ask yourself?

Whether your problem is as simple as a seasonal allergy or sensitivity to animals or dust; or as complex as asthma or relentless itching and painful skin conditions; or as debilitating as gastrointestinal or IBS-like symptoms which could be caused by food sensitivities you may not be aware of; or even as difficult as multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS)—there is now a proven path toward relief. And it won’t take years of treatments to learn if it works.

St Louis Allergy Relief Center in Chesterfield, MO is the leading choice for families looking for a holistic, safe, non-invasive, highly effective, and long-lasting relief of symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.

Our therapy, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT), does not rely on the use of shots, nor medications, nor herbal remedies nor supplements. The treatment is safe, effective, painless and available to all ages from infants to seniors; and it is even safe during pregnancy.

Find out how we can help you. Call 314 384-9304. That call could be the beginning of the most transformational experience for you or your family. You owe it to yourself and your family.

To learn more, go to www.StLouisAllergyRelief.com. Be sure to also check out our patient testimonials https://stlouisallergyrelief.com/testimonials/

When we are not Sheltering-in-Place, a free monthly informational workshop on the first Thursday of every month at 5:45 pm in our Chesterfield office. Our free monthly workshop provides the public with information on our unique approach to allergy treatments and includes an opportunity to meet with our patients for a question and answer session.

If you are interested in attending one of our free monthly workshops, please call our office at 314-384-9304 to reserve your space.

Booth #16 – Stimulate Wellness, LLC

Using Sound and Vibration

Karen Reed is very passionate about using sound to help you become the person you are truly meant to be. When you deal with your past traumas, stress, etc. you release body tension, stimulate relaxation, decrease limiting beliefs, and become freer, happier, and healthier.This promotes an increase in your overall well-being. 

 “Our bodies are like an orchestra and can be tuned like a fine instrument.” – John Beaulieu

Stored emotions and stress are the cause of most dis-ease. Open the door for healing to begin by releasing your stored emotions and blockages. Basically, a letting go of things that no longer serve you, while putting your body in a state of relaxation. This helps bring balance and harmony to your body – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Karen was introduced to tuning fork work in 2011. From there her passion grew and the universe led her to bronze singing bowls, more tuning fork work and eventually crystal bowls, gongs, drums, etc. The more she learns about how to use vibration and sound, the more passionate and determined she is to share the wonderful benefits it can bring.

During this time of uncertainty and change, Karen would like to help you become more relaxed, happier and healthier. She is offering 60-minute Remote Sound Sessions at $20 off. Visit https://stimulatewellnessllc.com/ or contact her at Karen@stimulatewellnessllc.com.

Booth #17 – Stone Hollow Studio

Formed in 1979, Stone Hollow Studio specializes in scrimshaw, all completely hand-etched by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky (also Arts Editor at The Healthy Planet). Illustrations, drawings, and paintings round out her artistic repertoire.

Scrimshaw provides a link between history and art, finding its origins with 18th-19th century American sailors. Ochonicky uses only environmentally-friendly materials: recycled piano keys, cow bone and deer antler —materials that might otherwise go to waste. Her artwork is done the old way: she draws each piece by hand, painstakingly etches each line, adding ink when finished. Her work has a purity of line, each line important to the whole. Ochonicky finds inspiration in the details of nature: animals and plants. Her packaging is made from recycled materials, too.

Ochonicky’s artwork has taken her all over the world. Her work has been exhibited in the White House Visitor Center, the Missouri Capitol Rotunda, the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, and St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. A panel of notable museum curators assembled by Early American Life magazine just selected Ochonicky’s scrimshaw for the prestigious Directory of Traditional American Crafts for the 24th time. Several of her works recently completed a 5-city exhibition tour in Germany.

Perhaps more than other mediums, scrimshaw summons — demands! — close study. In a world so bombarded by supersizing, by big, loud “stuff,” it is calming to concentrate on what is small, what is so often overlooked. Every detail is critical to Ochonicky’s compositions. Her intricate scrimshaw is filled with sharp precision and detail. Such study requires a sense of peace and sensitivity, showing that art comes from the hand and the heart. 

Ochonicky’s work can be viewed and purchased online at www.StoneHollowStudio.com .

She is scheduled to exhibit at Best of Missouri Market at Missouri Botanical Garden, October 2-4, 2020.

Booth #18 – Terri Langerak, Harpist

As a young child, Terri Langerak dreamed she was a magical fairy with beautiful butterfly wings, playing a Harp & singing. The survivor of a strict Classical Pianochildhood, she took up the Harp in college and never looked back.

Terri is proof that dreams can come true! She makes her living performing on electric & acoustic Concerts Harps for a wide variety of events in & around the St. Louis area, and is also a singer/songwriter with four recordings of original music and several self-produced Meditation MP3s, all available from her website.

Her eclectic mix of original songs, classical, new age, jazz, rock, and other styles leaves her audiences amazed, amused, & perhaps even a bit enlightened.

Terri offers lessons on both Harp and Piano from her home studio, Ms. Terri’s Academy of Musical Awesomeness, in Maplewood, All lessons are currently taking place online to keep everybody healthy!

Terri is the president of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Harp Society, and when she’s not playing the Harp or teaching music lessons, she is in her permaculture garden, Terri’s Airy Fairie World, growing veggies, berries, and medicinal herbs to share with family, friends, and birds.

For more information about music lessons, recordings, performances, etc, please visit www.harpsinger.net

Booth #19 – Traveling Tea

Kateri Meyer created Traveling Tea in 2009 as a resource for quality organic looseleaf tea in the St. Louis area. Starting at Tower Grove Farmers Market with 12 teas, she now has an established location in Maplewood offering more than 100 different teas and tisanes (herbal blends) — 85–90% of the selection is organically raised (not all certified). Her goal is to offer quality tea that is safe for the consumer And for the producers of the tea.

Sustainability has been the watchword since day 1 — utilizing organic, compostable, and recyclable resources wherever possible. Catering to her audience and customer requests, the focus is on niche products that are not readily available in the grocery stores. Recent additions are food items geared towards customers with food sensitivities — such as allergen free, gluten free, vegan cinnamon rolls; turmeric maple sunflower butter; and new this year: dark chocolate sunflower butter, pumpkin seed and watermelon seed butters.

On the tea front, she has added many new flavors — rotating some between seasons; also more Farm Direct teas. All Farm Direct teas on offer are grown with organic practices, and the farmers are families or members of a collective arrangement that means they are paid directly for their leaf, rather than going to auction or being sold to large companies or factories that focus on quantity over quality.

Teas featured for this virtual expo are Traveling Tea Iced Green Tea Blend made with 100% Farm Direct leaf from Northern India; and gently spiced teas from Kanchanjangha Farms in Nepal — Kathmandu Cosmos and Nepali Breakfast. The seed butters and the Featured Teas for this virtual expo are eligible for special purchasing discount.

Visit www.travtea.com for more info, shop updates, and Expo discounts.

Booth #20 – Treats Unleashed, The Natural Place For Pets

Treats Unleashed, the natural place for pets, caters to every pet’s individual needs when it comes to health, diet, nutrition and grooming. Locally owned and operated, Treats Unleashed is your one-stop shop for all-natural pet food, fresh-baked treats and custom pet cakes, grooming and self-wash, as well as a wide selection of quality dog and cat toys, collars, beds, pet supplies and more!Fresh-Baked Pet Treats: All of pet treats and custom cakes are baked fresh daily in-store and made with all-natural ingredients.

  • If It’s Here, It’s Healthy: Treats Unleashed offers a wide selection of all-natural dog and cat kibble, wet, raw & freeze-dried foods. Shop popular brands, such as: Fromm, Farmina, NutriSource, Vetdiet, Acana, Orijen, Primal, Weruva, Zignature Taste of the Wild & more. Interested in learning more about how a healthy pet food can improve your pet’s health and happiness? Fill out the FREE online pet food consultation and a pet food expert will call or email you with some recommendations!
  • Toys: Need a puzzle toy to keep your pup occupied? Or maybe your pup prefers a plush cuddle buddy? Shop puzzle toys, plush toys, rope toys, durable outdoor toys & more!
  • Chews: Shop a selection of safe & healthy all-natural chews that are easily digestible and delicious! No matter your dog’s size, there’s a chew made just for them!

Treats Unleashed is in your neighborhood! 13 St. Louis shops located in Central West End, Chesterfield, Cottleville, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Kirkwood, Ladue, Mid Rivers, Oakville, O’Fallon, Richmond Heights, South Kirkwood & Wildwood.

SIT. STAY. DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR SAME DAY! Call your neighborhood shop or place your order online for FREE curbside pickup or LOCAL HOME DELIVERY! Order before 3pm for SAME DAY delivery! Minimum $25 delivery order. FREE delivery on $75 or more.

Visit us online & start shopping at treats-unleashed.com.

Stay connected with Treats Unleashed on Instagram & Facebook. To keep up to date on what’s happening at your neighborhood shop on Facebook, click on the “Stores” tab and “Like” your closest shop page.

Booth #21 – U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter

U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes that Green Buildings Are Better – better for people, better for the environment, and better for our pocketbooks. We live, work, learn, and play better in green and healthy spaces. 

Considering the average American spends 90% of their time indoors, ensuring greener and healthier buildings is a priority. Buildings are important because they affect the health and well-being of occupants. Better indoor air quality, improved energy efficiency, and natural resource protection: these are some of the benefits of green building that we champion on behalf of our community. 

Help us celebrate our 2019-2020 Green Schools Quest Participant this May! 68 schools and mentor teams worked hard implementing no and low cost sustainability projects and we can’t wait to announce the winners and share their successes with you on May 15. Also, stay tuned for our annual Green Building Showcase as a virtual event this year on June 9. To keep up to date on our Green Schools Quest, educational programming and more, visit www.usgbc-mogateway.org