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Success Stories: Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Feeding Children During A Pandemic

The St. Louis – Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is a regional agency that was created in 1993 to assist the public, private and nonprofit sectors in establishing and expanding programs for recycling and waste reduction. The service area includes the City of St. Louis, […]

ARTful Happenings February 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 15
PERSONAL SPACE
52 works by 42 artists; Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

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

Through March 9
BEYOND THE LENS XI
Framations Art Gallery, 218 North Main Street in St. Charles; for info, 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com

Through March 31
ART […]

Coalition Report

By Heather Brouillet Navarro,
Executive Director Missouri Coalition for the Environment

www.moenvironment.org

Missouri Parks Challenge

It’s the season for day trips and weekend adventures. Do you know where to go to play in the cool, clear water of a spring fed creek? Or where to hike along the bluffs of the Meramec? Or where to see the skeleton of a […]

Coalition Report

By Alicia Lloyd, Clean Water Policy Coordinator,
Missouri Coalition for the Environment

New Federal Flood Standards Good Start to Stopping Irresponsible and Dangerous Development

The St. Louis area has a long, soggy history with floods. Whether it’s flash flooding or the devastating damage wrought by the major floods of 1993, 2008, 2011, and most recently, 2015 on the […]

Coalition Report

By Rebecca Dowd,
Missouri Coalition for the Environment Intern

www.moenviron.org

“We The People 2.0” Fight the American Oligarchy

The Trump administration calls our current framework for environmental protection “burdensome” and “unnecessary” and he has advocated for its elimination. Now is the time for unity and activism.

Across the United States, the public does not have a right to clean […]

Coalition Report

By Heather B. Navarro
Executive Director
Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Trouble Lurks in the Legislature Get Outside Quick!

Something’s working in Missouri, so why are some in the General Assembly trying to take it away? It’s not uncommon for Missouri to hover at the bottom of the charts for things like air quality, smoking, and emotional health. However, when […]

Healthy Planet Celebrates 30th Natural Living Expo Sept. 27 In Webster Groves

The Healthy Planet magazine is proud to host its 30th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, Sept. 27, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center in Webster Groves. “We are very excited to be holding our 30th event in 18 years,” said J.B. Lester, Publisher of The Healthy Planet magazine. “ We love […]

Laumeier Sculpture Park Launches 40th Anniversary Year with Large-Scale Sculpture Installation

Laumeier Sculpture Park announced the recent installation of Alexandre da Cunha’s Mix (Americana), 2013 in honor of the Park’s 40th Anniversary year. The large-scale artwork was gifted to Laumeier’s Permanent Collection by the Brazilian artist and CRG Gallery, New York, following exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) as the fifth MCA Plaza […]

Missouri Botanical Garden Offers Sensational Summer Nights Happy Hours Thursday Evenings Through Labor Day

This summer, spend your Thursday evenings at the Missouri Botanical Garden for Sensational Summer Nights. The Garden will be open Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day for visitors to enjoy garden-style happy hours.

Guests can experience the garden with all their senses. Flora-inspired cocktails and light food will be […]

Publisher’s Corner: Autumn Bern And Life Cycles

I had a political conversation with my two twenty-something daughters recently about the importance of voting. They were both Bernie supporters and now are saying they just won’t vote because they don’t like either Hillary or Donald. It wasn’t so long ago, well I guess it was so long ago, that my young heart was […]

Publisher’s Corner: Left To My Own Devices

My young adult daughters love to make fun of me and my awkwardness when left to my own devices. I have always been behind the curve when it comes to electronics. I like to think of it as being old-fashioned and traditional, but apparently I am a techno-dinosaur. It all started with my first 35mm […]

The Art of Relating: Getting Rid of Resistance in Your Relationship

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Now accepting Insurance
visit www.ChristineKniffen.com

Fixing your relationship does take work, but just how much work and how much energy has everything to do with you. Resistance is the greatest hurdle to overcome. Resistance slows the process as a whole and it is why you have probably come to couples counseling in the […]

‘GARDEN GLOW’ Lights Up Missouri Botanical Garden This Holiday Season

Tickets are now on sale for Garden Glow 2013, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s first-ever winter light exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. The exhibit opened Nov. 23, 2013 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014. Tickets are date-specific and sold in […]

‘Healthy Cities’ Events May 12, 13

By Joyce LEE, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Indigo JLD, (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Health is a state of complete physical mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” according to the World Health Organization.

Healthy cities – what comes to your mind? Fresh air, citizens walking, bicycling or jogging, smiling faces, just to name […]

‘Heart of Love’ – 28th World Peace Day

By Jeannie Breeze

We know that peace is an “inside job”, one that begins with us, and we know that peace radiates from us when we express from the Heart of Love. Because we literally live in the Heart Center of “Turtle Island” (North America), where major arteries come together – the Mississippi, the Missouri, the […]

‘Living in Harmony with Nature’ Retreat At Rockhaven Ecozoic Center May 27-29

By Phyllis Thorpe

“Living in Harmony with Nature” is a topic which has great appeal to HEALTHY PLANET readers. This is the theme of a retreat at Rockhaven Ecozoic Center this Memorial Day weekend May 27-29. It will be led by David Lorimer, whose book PROPHET FOR OUR TIMES introduces a spiritual teaching, preserved throughout years […]

‘Wildlife Rescue’ to open at the Science Center this October

New exhibition explores animal rescue and rehabilitation

This fall, visitors are invited to practice feeding a California condor chick, guide young whooping cranes as they learn to fly and care for injured turtles – all in the new special exhibition, Wildlife Rescue. Using interactive exhibits, multimedia and hands-on activities, Wildlife Rescue shares the compelling stories of […]

“Grow Solar” Programs Deliver Solar to Gateway Region Homes

By Peter Murphy, Solar Program Director for Midwest Renewable Energy Association 

With many working from home since March, you may have noticed just how much electricity you use every day: a light left on, an always-running laptop, devices with their tangle of chargers. For Julie Downs of Waterloo Illinois, and Robert McMullen of University City, these devices […]

“Heart of Peace”: 30th World Peace Day, December 31st

By Jeannie Breeze

As we prepare for the 30th annual World Peace Day, “Heart of Peace”, Thursday, December 31, 2015, 6 a.m. at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman (at Kingshighway) in St. Louis’ Central West End, the intention, as always, is to create a joyous, holy celebration of love and community, where our differences fade away […]

“I Can Do That” Honoring Your Child’s New Found Independence

by Lisa Trout, Admissions Director 
and Lise Riet-Lague, Director of Advancement
Chesterfield Montessori School

“Wow, my child can do THAT?” is a frequently heard exclamation from parents of children enrolled in a Montessori school. The answer is always a resounding, “Yes!”

In an authentic Montessori environment, children acquire many new skills that enable them to act with independence, confidence […]

“It’s Not Just Calories That Make Bellies Fat!”

Dr. Raj Banerjee, DC
Dr Banerjee’s Wellness Centre
314-282-3990

Dear Seeker of Health & Fitness,
Have you had any of these in your life? Injury, pain, surgery, infection, illness, divorce, financial stress, job stress, poison ivy, giving birth, irritable people, starvation diets, the menstrual cycle, eating junk foods, drugs and medication, excessive cold or heat, staring into computer monitors, […]

“It’s Not Just Calories That Make Bellies Fat!”

Dr. Raj Banerjee, DC
Dr Banerjee’s Wellness Centre
314-282-3990

Dear Seeker of Health & Fitness, Have you had any of these in your life? Injury, pain, surgery, infection, illness, divorce, financial stress, job stress, poison ivy, giving birth, irritable people, starvation diets, the menstrual cycle, eating junk foods, drugs and medication, excessive cold or heat, staring into […]

“It’s Not Just Calories That Make Bellies Fat!”

Dr. Raj Banerjee, DC
Dr Banerjee’s Wellness Centre
314-282-3990

Dear Seeker of Health & Fitness, Have you had any of these in your life? Injury, pain, surgery, infection, illness, divorce, financial stress, job stress, poison ivy, giving birth, irritable people, starvation diets, the menstrual cycle, eating junk foods, drugs and medication, excessive cold or heat, staring into […]

“Known & Grown” Farmer’s Market Guide

By Jenn DeRose Know & Grown Manager Missouri Coalition For The Environment

Every season, Known & Grown STL (a program of Missouri Coalition for the Environment) creates a Farmers Market guide to make finding food from local, sustainable farmers in our program easy.

In order for a market to be included in our guide, they must have […]

“Love Is The Answer” – 34th Annual World Peace Day Celebration

By Jeannie Breeze

Bright and Beautiful Beings! If you attend the annual World Peace Day celebrations, please know that I consider you a part of my family, my Family of Light! This year marks the 34th annual World Peace Day Celebration – “Love Is the Answer”, happening Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, 6 a.m. at Central Reform […]

“Now Is theTime!” – The 33rd Annual World Peace Day

By Jeannie Breeze

Bright and Beautiful Beings! Children of Infinite Possibilities! NOW IS THE TIME! Please join us for the 33rd annual World Peace Day Celebration, December 31st, at 6 a.m. at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman in St. Louis’ CWE. Now is the time for many things. Faith, Hope, Charity… clarity of purpose, courage of […]

“Over The Rainbow” – 31st World Peace Day, December 31st

By Jeannie Breeze

We are living in a time of monumental shift – a time that can feel both exhilarating and challenging, a time that can feel both enlightening and terrifying. As with any birthing there is a sense of urgency, a sense of pressure. Some of you may be feeling overwhelmed and unhappy following recent […]

“Teaching” Mindfulness to Our Children

By Monisha Vasa, M.D.

Can we actually teach our children how to be mindful? Or are we just trying to preserve the inherent consciousness that they already seem to have? In other words–is mindfulness truly taught, or is it just “unlearned” over time?

I remember watching my children eat when they were four or five years old. […]

“The Gentle Strength of Letting Go”: The Benefits of Yin Yoga

by Jee Moon, Yin Yoga instructor

When you think of the practice of yoga, your mind might jump straight to an image of a pretty model meditating in full lotus, standing on her head or balancing in a one-legged tree pose. But even those who have spent years on the mat sometimes forget that yoga isn’t […]

01 Solid Waste Grantee Success Stories: Recycling & Waste Reduction Ventures

The St. Louis – Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is a regional agency that was created in 1993 to assist the public, private and nonprofit sectors in establishing and expanding programs for recycling and waste reduction. The service area includes the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Funding […]

02 Plastic Bags and Wraps Impact the Single-Stream Recycling Process

Most people know that recycling is good for the planet and that it’s the right thing to do. People also understand they play a role in recycling efforts, that’s why so many people regularly participate in recycling programs offered in their communities. But few people are sure of what exactly to do with the various […]

03 Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) Diverts Electronic Waste From The Landfill

Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) is a R2/RIOS Certified electronics recycler with four (4) locations in the State of Missouri.  MRC provides to its clients electronics recycling services, Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD), Data Destruction Services, and e-Waste Collection Events with the goal of properly diverting electronic waste from the landfill while offering convenient solutions to […]

04 Missouri Organizations Working Toward a Healthier Planet

Missouri local and regional organizations are working together to assure a Healthy Planet.  The Missouri Product Stewardship Council (MO PSC) represents local governments, and other stakeholders and businesses working jointly to reduce waste, increase reuse, and help grow the economy. The Council was created by the Product Stewardship Institute who coordinated with many states to […]

05 Perennial Gets Creative to Host Safe Clothing Swaps

At the beginning of pandemic Perennial, a sustainable non-profit workshop, paused their popular clothing swaps. “People were heartbroken, but they understood we needed time to figure out how to safely host an event that regularly attracted over 100 people to a small space,” says Perennial Executive Director, Katie Carpenter. After some brainstorming Perennial was able […]

06 America Recycles Day and Missouri Recycles Day, November 15!

America Recycles Day is celebrated on November 15 to remember and acknowledge the need to recycle. Recycling is one of the main steps we can take to protect our deteriorating environment and this day commemorates this.

 Why America Recycles Day?These days we’re living in a nightmare. We’re in the middle of a mass extinction event. Carbon […]

07 Recycling Update: Why is the City of Saint Louis Stopping Recycling Collection?

A Blog By Bob HenkelProgram Director, earthday365314.282.7533 | bob@earthday-365.orgwww.earthday-365.org

As shared at the Parks and Environmental Matters Committee Meeting of July 14, 2021 by Deputy Commissioner of Refuse, Randy Breitenfeld, the Saint Louis City is struggling with severe labor shortages. This is impacting their ability to keep dumpsters from overflowing. Apparently, they are short nearly 90 […]

08 Earthworms’ Castings: Shapeley Plastic!

By Jean Ponzi

Brrrring-RING! Thanks for calling Shapeley Plastic, what can we provide today?

I’m looking for some structural panels, various sizes, not large.

I believe we’ve got just the shapes for you. Our stock of packaging forms from LED string lights come square and rectilinear; flat panels with 1-2” depth dimension, plenty of connective openings. Mostly Milk […]

09 Nature Wisdom: Heart of the Deer

By Pat Tuholske

November is Deer hunting season here in the Ozarks. The autumn morning frost triggers orange vested hunters to migrate to the woods, rifles loaded and ready. They sit in their spot, senses heightened, alert to the soft sounds of the Deer.

The Deer culture in our country is reflected in those bright orange hats […]

10 Healthy Fall Fruits and Vegetables

Melissa Bess, former Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Camden County;
Edited by Jessica Kovarik, RD, LD, former Extension Associate,
University of Missouri Extension

Some fruits and vegetables are easier to come by in the summer months, but a good variety is available in the fall and winter as well. It’s important to include fruits and vegetables in your […]

10 Healthy Living Tips: Set Realistic Goals

by Crystal Moore-Stevens

Examples: “I will do yoga twice per day this month”, “I will eat a vegan diet for one month”, I will go for a 20 minute walk each day for 2 weeks” Make lists! Write down your goals! Set goal dates!

Visualize a happier you. Make a list of attributes that make up the […]

10 Miracle-Ear Tinnitus Seminar November 18

Do you have trouble sleeping or concentrating because of a ringing, roaring or humming noise in your ears? If so, it is possible you could be experiencing a form of Tinnitus. The condition is common and affects nearly 15 percent of adults in the U.S.

Tinnitus is normally a symptom of a larger hearing health condition. […]

10 Plants You Can Incorporate Into Your Garden This Month

By Crystal Stevens

Newbie gardeners often associate gardening with spring. At La Vista Farm, we like to plant seeds, and transplant crops every week to ensure a continuous harvest. Having multiple successions of plants is key to keep your garden vibrant throughout the summer and fall. Plants have life cycles. Some last a few weeks (radishes) […]

10 Reasons Why A Better Night’s Sleep Means A Better You

A good night’s sleep is vital to our physical health and emotional well-being. That’s why the benefits of good sleep should never be underestimated, and why getting a proper rest on a regular basis isn’t just a good idea, it’s an essential one. And to prove it, we’ve put together the top 10 reasons why.

Sleep […]

10 Tips For Helping Older Adults Accept Help At Home

By Denise Pott, LCSW
Assistance Home Care

Many older adults refuse to have help in the home, even when it is desperately needed. Some seniors are vehement or downright belligerent in their refusal. Often they fear a loss of independence, and most are concerned about the cost of care. Their refusal of assistance can cause worry and […]

10 Ways To Support Local Farmers During The Pandemic

By Crystal Stevens

1) Shop at local farmers marketsTower Grove Farmers Market

U-City Farmers Market

S.O.L. Food Farmers Market

Alton Farmers and Artisans Market Lake St. Louis Farmers Market

2. Shop at local grocers/ Co-Op’sCity Greens MarketThe Grove neighborhood 4260 Manchester AveSt. Louis, MO 63110

Golden GrocerCentral West End335 NORTH EUCLID AVEST. LOUIS, MO 63108

Local Harvest GroceryTower Grove neighborhood3108 Morgan Ford RdSaint […]

10th Annual Celebration of St. Louis Beer

June 11 At The St. Louis Riverfront

The 10th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival is the premiere showcase of the St. Louis beer scene. This festival features over 100 styles of beer from over 40+ STL-based breweries, as well as exclusive brewery collaborations and home brew club tastings, live music and great food all in […]

11 COVID 19 – Long Hauler’s Strategies for Support

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

COVID 19 and the problems that have arisen in the aftermath of even mild cases are confounding doctors across the country. Symptoms commonly include, fatigue, brain fog, shortness of breath and poor endurance. Many other issues are being seen including joint and muscle pain, recurrent shingles, reactivation of mono, strokes, myocarditis, […]

12 Fat Cats & Portly Pooches

 By Teresa Garden, DVM

 COVID-19 has turned the world and everyone in it upside down and inside out. When the lockdown started it seemed beneficial to our pets. They were receiving more attention and affection from their families. Dogs were being walked more and several of my patients initially lost weight, but after a while COVID […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections. 

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections.  The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies To Enhance Your Immune System

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

It’s that time of year when our immune systems, which defends us from invaders, gets tested. School is back in session; less time is spent outdoors, and summer vacation is over. We are constantly exposed to viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds and flu.

When the immune system is […]

12 Strategies To Enhance Your Immune System!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies To Enhance Your Immune System!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak, infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies To Enhance Your Immune System!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections.

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System!

by Dr. Amy Davis, MD

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections. 

When the immune system is weak infections may occur frequently and be difficult to […]

12th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival Returns To Forest Park July 14

By Troika Brodsky
Executive Director, St. Louis Brewers Guild

St. Louis, which was recently named the nations’ “best beer scene” by USA Today, is gearing up to host its premier beer event, The 12th Annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival, Saturday, July 14, 2 to 6 pm at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. The Heritage Festival […]

13 The Giving and Receiving of Gardens

By Linda Wiggen Kraft, Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

The garden gives and we receive. As the garden year shifts from the time of harvest and abundance, to the time of garden rest, it is time for giving to our gardens so they can receive an abundance of our feelings of gratitude and love. It […]

13th Annual Fair Trade Market at Manchester United Methodist Church

On Saturday and Sunday, November 21 & 22, and Friday through Sunday, November 27, 28 & 29, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm, shop the 2,500+ sq. ft. marketplace of fair trade items from all over the world and “Design your life around Fair Trade!” This is the largest Fair Trade Market in the […]

14 ARTful Living: November Celebrates The Arts In St. Louis

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Photo Caption: Indiana Woodward of New York City Ballet, An Evening with Ballet Stars 3, by Dance St. Louis.

November leaps into graceful dance at 7:30 p.m. on November 6 with An Evening of Ballet Stars 3. Presented by Dance St. Louis at the Touhill, featured dancers include Adiarys […]

14th Annual Fair Trade Market at Manchester United Methodist Church

On Saturday and Sunday, November 19 & 20, and Friday through Sunday, November 25, 26, & 27, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm, shop the 5,000 sq. ft. marketplace of fair trade items from all over the world and “Design your life around Fair Trade!” This is the largest Fair Trade Market in the […]

14th Annual Pond-O-Rama Pond and Garden Tour Offers Wide Variety of Water Gardens

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society members offer a wide variety of private spaces for the 14th annual Pond-O-Rama pond and garden tour. There are 47 locations on the two-day tour, 43 of which are private gardens of SLWGS member that are on display only for this tour. Of these 22 will be open on […]

15 Cover Crops: A Cornerstone of Sustainable Farming

By Charlotte Renner

When farmers plant crops for harvest, sometimes the soil they grow on can pay the price. That’s why it’s environmentally responsible to utilize cover crops. 

Sohat is a cover crop? It’s a plant that helps keep soil healthy by slowing erosion and heaving, smothering weeds, controlling pests and keeping the soil in place.

A vast […]

15th Annual Pond-O-Rama Pond & Garden Tour Set For June 27-28

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society members offer a wide variety of private spaces for the 15th annual Pond-O-Rama pond and garden tour June 27 & 28, including sensational waterfalls and new pond options. There are 45 gardens on the two-day tour, many of which will offer new views and new ideas. The ponds and […]

17 Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Let’s Build Back Greener: A real decarbonization strategy

By Tom Braford

All roads lead to Rome, as the saying goes. It is similar with conventional community development. There are no shortcuts if you follow the existing prescribed pathways. But what if it were possible to create new, more direct pathways that get us to the destination we really want and need?

In my years as […]

17th Annual Fair Trade Market Nov. 23-24 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1

The largest Fair Trade Market in the United States

We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers, artisans, and their communities. Our Fair Trade Market offers unique holiday […]

18 Six Missouri Schools Honored in Missouri Green Schools’ Initial Awards Round

By: Lesli Moylan, Missouri Environmental Education Association

Missouri Green Schools (MGS), a support and recognition program co-managed by the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter and the Missouri Environmental Education Association, just completed its inaugural year as a state level program and selected its first round of honorees. Six Missouri schools have been awarded […]

19 Publisher’s Corner: Tough Love, Term Limits & Collateral Damage

We live in a very polarized society. On every topic from voting rights to vaccination mandates, social programs and a woman’s right to choose, we can’t agree on anything these days. Someday, many will be found to have been on the wrong side of history. But that may be long after they are gone and […]

20 Thoughts for a Positive Life

This is the title of a new 106 page, affordable, and easy to read, book that is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble bookstores. The author is a local person named Dr. Larry A. Brown who has amassed and entire career of work in the community and with people, organizations, and corporations. This allows […]

2013 Green Homes, Great Health Festival set for September 28 At Missouri Botanical Garden

by Jean Ponzi

This 12th annual celebration of sustainable living brings together our region’s top options for protecting and improving health for people and the planet – in one resource-packed day of family fun!
Discuss your home improvement ideas with our region’s experts on all things Green. More than 100 displays and exhibits by local businesses and […]

2014 Earth Day Action Grants Announced

By Cassandra Hage
Executive Director, St. Louis Earth Day

Competition among proposals was tough this year! In addition to having many qualified and exciting proposals, St. Louis Earth Day experienced a dip in funding that decreased the amount of available grant funds. Many thanks to the William A. Kerr Foundation; with the Foundations assistance, St. Louis […]

2014 Green Homes Festival Set for June 7 at Missouri Botanical Garden

By Jean Ponzi

This 13th annual celebration of sustainable living spotlights our region’s top options for Greening up your home and lifestyle – in one resource-packed day of family fun!
New features for this year’s event start with our new spring date and inspiring new location: the beautiful grounds and building of the Garden’s William T. Kemper […]

2016: The Year Of You

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Make 2016 the year of you. There is nothing more loving that you can do for yourself than to make sure you are living the healthiest and longest life possible. Most of you out there understand that health and longevity require some effort. However, there are a lot of people who […]

2017 OneSTL Regional Sustainability Summit April 5 & 6

Setting Targets for Our Shared Future

Several St. Louis area nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and regional government partners have joined together to present a regional summit on sustainability. The theme for the event, Setting Targets for Our Shared Future, will follow multiple tracks in an effort to illustrate intersectional issues and efforts falling under the […]

2017 Summer Camp Guide


Ackermann’s Swim Program

A Sports Facility – Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety for 65+ years. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Group swim lessons in 4 heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week […]

2018 Healthy Planet Natural Living Holiday & Gift Guide

Kim’s Herbs & Detox Center
Kim’s Herbs & Detox center is a specialty herbal store centrally located in Olivette, Missouri.  Make sure you come by and purchase some of our awesome products for gifts this holiday season.  We carry high quality herbs and more that aren’t typically found at supplement stores in the metro area. Nature’s […]

2018 Native Of The Year: Missouri Primrose

By Abby Lapides
Sugar Creek Gardens

A cherished Missouri native perennial, Missouri Primrose, Oenothera, boasts brilliant 3-5” cup shaped yellow flowers. They begin to appear in late spring and continue into early fall. Each delightful softly fragrant blossom only lasts one day, usually opening in late afternoon and remaining until the following morning. Stunning winged 2-3” seed […]

2018 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 23-24

The 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 […]

2018 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 23-24

The 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 […]

2018 Summer Beer Guide

2nd Shift Brewing
www.2ndshiftbrewing.com

4 Hands Brewing Company
4 Hands Brewing Company, located in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, will provide the craft beer enthusiast a handcrafted portfolio inspired by the American craft movement that pushes the limits of creativity. They have 6 year round beers , a large variety of seasonal offerings and a barrel aged beer program. […]

2019 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 22-23

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society will present its 19th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2019 tour will have over 20 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are […]

2019 Pond-O-Rama Set For June 22-23

The St. Louis Water Gardening Society will present its 19th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2019 tour will have over 20 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are […]

2019 Summer Camp Guide

Ackermann’s Swim Programs
A Sports Facility. Teaching children 4-11 the life skill of swimming and water safety since 1949. Family owned and operated at the same location, 1044 Curran Avenue, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Group swim lessons in 4 heated pools with different water levels for progressive safe learning. Enrollment by one or two week sessions. Hours […]

2020 Sustainable Backyard Tour Cancelled

As the impact of Covid-19 continues to grow, it has become apparent to the Sustainable Backyard Network that we cannot in good conscience continue to plan for a June Sustainable Backyard Tour this year.

We are disappointed to have to make this decision, but the 10th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour, originally set for June 14, 2020, […]

2021 – Planting Seeds of Hope and New Beginnings

By Linda Wiggen Kraft, Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

2021 is a year of new beginnings and hope as we start to leave behind the horrors of Covid, political unrest and so much more. January is traditionally the time of envisioning what we want to come into being. This January we can let gardens inspire […]

2021 Pond-O-Rama Tour June 26-27

The St. Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS) is celebrating 31 years as a society sharing information about fish, ponds, and gardens. This year is the Society’s 21st annual water garden and pond tour,

2021 Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2021 tour will feature private […]

2021 Virtual Green Living Festival Help your family, friends and coworkers live green!

Join the EarthWays Center online June 2-4 for a virtual series of workshops, panel presentations, family-friendly activities, and exhibitor spotlights that explore the links between sustainability, conservation, and a healthy environment. 

The Virtual Green Living Festival will help you explore: Energy and Efficiency, NatureScaping and Planet and Personal Wellness. 

Presented by Ameren Missouri and hosted by […]

21 Uncircumcised Unvaccinated – Distorted Vaccine Immunology & COVID-19

By Simon Yu, MD

Immunology is complicated. The immune system has a complex Cellular Sense connecting the Brain-Gut-Immune system and clinical immunology is even more complicated, with unpredictable interactions of immune cells with self and the outside environment. What do vaccine critics think? They are concerned with potential short-term and long-term side effects of COVID mRNA […]

21-Day Detox/Purification Program

Purify Your Body of Toxins for Better Health

by Hugh St. Onge,
Nutritional Services, Inc.

Co-sponsored by eight health clinics in the St. Louis area, an August 2 evening lecture at the Doubletree Hotel, Chesterfield, attended by 75 people, outlined a 21-Day Detox/Purification Program.

Although our bodies are designed to rid themselves of the harmful, external toxins to which […]

22nd Pesto Feast Plans for GMO-Free Midwest

by Don Fitz

Are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being used to enable a few corporations to dominate the world’s food supply? In September, there will be events across the world regarding Monsanto’s increasing control of food and its aggressive development of GMO technology. Called “Occupy Mon-santo” globally the St. Louis portion of the events is “GMO […]

23rd Pesto Feast Takes Deep Green Look at Monsanto

by Don Fitz

It’s more than food. Decades ago, Monsanto contributed to the contamination of East St. Louis and Sauget, Illinois. And Anniston, Alabama. Its toxic PCBs plagued the workforce and community surrounding Carter Carburetor. There are Agent Orange veterans of the Vietnam War and environmentalists concerned with the effects of pesticides on bees, monarch butterflies […]

24th Annual Bark in the Park Set For May 20 in Forest Park

The 24th annual Bark in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 20 at Cricket Field in Forest Park!

Presented by Purina, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, family […]

25th Annual Bark in the Park Set For May 19 in Forest Park

The 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. Register as a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, […]

2nd Annual Maplewood Molly Groundhog Day Event

From January 1 to February 1, 2018, area businesses team up to raise awareness about native wildlife in urban areas.

Celebrate Groundhog Day with us by making a donation to Missouri Wildlife Rescue and cast your vote: will Molly see her shadow, or not? All participants’ ballots go into a drawing for prizes from […]

3 Easy Steps To Prevent The Flu

By Dr. Emily Hudson, ND

It’s that time of year again! The crunch of leaves under your feet, the brisk Autumn air on your face, and of course, the fevers, chills, congestion, and body aches that come with another potentially record breaking cold and flu season. If this year is anything like last year, it is […]

3 Reasons to Grow and Eat Organic

by Brigitte Zettl of Crown Valley Organics

What is Organic exactly?

To know for certain that something is organic, look for the USDA Certified Organic logo.
There are two main guidelines required for farms and greenhouses to be certified:
The plant must be grown without the use of synthetic chemicals. An organic grower works with nature simulating the balance […]

35th Annual World Peace Day Virtual Event

By Jeannie Breeze

Bright and Beautiful Beings, this year’s World Peace Day Celebration will be a virtual event, available starting at 6 a.m., December 31st, 2020, on The Center for Divine Love’s FaceBook page, and hopefully on the peace website at www.wpdaystl.com, and possibly YouTube. You can check the website or email me at jjbreeze46@gmail.com for […]

3rd Annual St. Louis Earth Day Fundraiser Taste of Green October 25

Taste of Green Fundraiser 2018 is set to satisfy your appetite on Thursday, October 25, 2018, with proceeds benefiting St. Louis Earth Day programs, Green Dining Alliance and Recycling On the Go.

Green Dining Alliance is the premier restaurant sustainability certification program in the nation. Restaurants are shown how to reduce their environmental impact by completing an […]

3rd Annual St. Louis VegFest to Take Place in Forest Park

St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) will be hosting their third annual St. Louis VegFest on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10am-5pm at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. This family-friendly festival is 100% vegan, with guests travelling from all over the country. With an attendance of about 8,000 visitors in 2019, START is […]

4 Columns To Wellness

by Ava Frick, DVM, CAC

Keeping a body healthy these days can be difficult. Our pets are exposed to many chemicals and toxins and the food system is, for the most part, very processed degrading the true food nutrient value. Getting a body healthy once it has started to falter can be even trickier. It becomes […]

40 Day Fast for Parasite Eradication Fasting May Save Your Life or Else

by Simon Yu, MD

Fasting can save your life. Or, it can be a sure way of starving to death. At least, you will be imagining starvation and agonizing in hunger pain. Just the idea of fasting will make you hungry. Is there a therapeutic role for a medically supervised fasting? I am not an expert […]

40th Anniversary Activities At Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier will kick off its 40th Anniversary festivities with a free, outdoor performance of musical selections in celebration of the Park on Saturday, July 16, at 11:00 a.m. in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. The event features Dr. James Henry with Vocal Point, Dr. Gail Fleming with Melodia and Vaughans […]

489 and Counting: Unintended Consequences of Nasty 17

By Simon Yu, MD

Millions of people are suffering from unexplainable, unexpected symptoms. They are often given a “medical sentencing” of life threatening conditions that defy conventional thinking. This happens in spite of their living a “clean life” including a positive attitude, exercise, eating organic foods, and enjoying a supportive family life. Here are the stories […]

4th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For Sunday, June 22, 2014

by Terry Winkelmann, Sustainable
Backyard Tour, Founding Director

Ahhh, the backyard: ignored and unvisited six months out of the year in St. Louis, yet vitally important to our world every day. Aesthetically, backyards can make or break a neighborhood especially if they wrap around to include the front yard and side yard. And whatever they look like, […]

5 Little-Known Things That Make Autoimmune Thyroid Worse

By Dr. Adam Hughes

If you are managing your autoimmune thyroid disease through diet and lifestyle, then you probably know about the autoimmune diet, supplements, non-toxic home and body products, and getting enough rest.

But are you aware of hidden sources of stress that may be triggering autoimmune flares?
Common autoimmune diseases today include Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, […]

5 Reasons To Support Your Local Organic Farmers

By Brigitte Zettl of Crown Valley Organics

Buying local food decreases your carbon footprint and increases food security: The distance your food travels from farm to table is known as food miles. Much of the produce consumed in Missouri travels for several days on a truck before arriving. This transport releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere […]

50 Years of Learning: The College School 1963-2013

by Kevin Navarro (Class of 1989)
and Assistant Head of School

In 1963, Webster College President, Sister Jacqueline Grennan, served on President Kennedy’s advisory panel on educational research and development. Sister Grennan was a pioneer in developing the best practices in education across the country. In St. Louis, she worked to transform the Webster College Education Department […]

53 New Year Tips For Healthy and Sustainable Living

Breathe, Relax, Smile
You’re not “doing it wrong.” You’ve simply forgotten who you are, and why you are here. Dive into this moment and remember. Breathe. Relax. Smile. How do you know that you are exactly where you need to be? Because this is where you are. Everything You Need Is Right Here.
Kimberly Schneider, M.Ed., J.D., […]

5th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For Sunday, June 14

By Terry Winkelmann, Sustainable
Backyard Tour, Founding Director

It’s almost here! The grassroots event you’ve been waiting for all year is just weeks away. The Sustainable Backyard Tour celebrates its fifth year on June 14 2015.

What’s a sustainable backyard, you ask? Well, that depends. There are certainly many ways to live more sustainably, celebrating and protecting Mother […]

6th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For June 12

By Terry Winkelmann

You may have heard of — or even gone on — a unique event in St. Louis called The Sustainable Backyard Tour. This year, June 12th will be the sixth year for the tour — a free open-house-style peek into private yards and gardens throughout the city and county.
Why is it called a […]

6th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For June 12

By Terry Winkelmann

You may have heard of — or even gone on — a unique event in St. Louis called The Sustainable Backyard Tour. This year, June 12th will be the sixth year for the tour a free open-house-style peek into private yards and gardens throughout the city and county.

Why is it called a Backyard […]

7 Reasons to Consider Regenerative Therapies in Lieu of Surgery

After suffering a debilitating shoulder injury, Jim Seidel, 57, initially thought he had just two options: living with the chronic pain brought on by the injury or undergoing major orthopedic surgery. Continuing on with the pain was out of the question, but Seidel was concerned about the risks associated with surgery and the recovery time […]

7 Things You Can Do With Recycled Wine Barrels

Mount Pleasant Estates Now Offers Half and Whole Wine Barrels

With Pinterest, Tumblr, and HGTV people are inspired to turn recycled products into fashionable and functional décor. Mount Pleasant Estates, located in the rolling hills of Augusta, Missouri, is now selling half and whole wine barrels. For the “do-it-yourself-ers,” here are seven things you can do […]

7th Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour June 11

By Terry Winkelmann

Cats are great. Dogs are great, too. Anything you can snuggle up to that snuggles back, tends to be great. The Earth can be harder to snuggle, given its immensity and many sharp, pointy things and oh…snakes. But if you love the Earth as much as the cats and dogs that only the […]

9th Annual Celebration of St. Louis Beer Featuring 33 Local Breweries Returns to Forest Park June 12 & 13

Join thousands of St. Louis beer lovers in Forest Park on June 12th and 13th for the annual outdoor celebration of local beer and local breweries called, The St. Louis Brewers Guild Heritage Festival. This year’s Heritage Festival will feature over 100 beer styles brewed by 33 local breweries (33!) as well as some incredible […]

A Bird’s Eye View of Your Landscape

by Cindy Gilberg

The young male goldfinch flies along in the open cautiously, keeping an eye out for the neighborhood cooper’s hawk, as he seeks the safe haven of a group of shrubs or small trees. His keen eyes are fine-tuned to also spot food, but in this neighborhood there is very little in the way […]

A Butterfly and Moth Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Butterflies and moths give flight to beauty and mesmerize us with their movement through the garden. The winged patterns of colors from dark to light and bright to subtle take our breath away. Butterflies and moths also speak to our souls in a deeper way with the transfiguration of caterpillar to winged […]

A Cinderella Story

By Suzanne Gassner

Allow me to tell you the story of Annie. Annie is a mixed breed of undetermined heritage, probably part sheltie, maybe a little spaniel. Annie’s story begins, as so many of the amazing animals I have had the honor of assisting, with cruelty. She was a victim of severe beatings, starvation, disease and […]

A Circle Of Renewal

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

The cycle of renewal and growth is the pulse that sustains life on earth. It is the inward and outward expression of life. We experience it with each breath, breathing in and breathing out, with the rest and activity of night and day. The seasons also cycle through the resting time of […]

A Few Facts About Air Pollution

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

Every day, the average human breathes in approximately 2,000 gallons of air. As a source of life, it is important to be aware of the air one breathes, as breathing in polluted air can impact one’s health. Air pollution is a critical environmental concern that affects all of us, […]

A Framework for Healthy Summer Meals and Snacks

By Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Summertime is often a jam-packed time of the year – longer days filled with activities from cookouts to vacations to swimming and more – summer just provides so many opportunities for things to do! And with all those activities keeping you busy, healthy eating can […]

A Functional Approach to Diabetes

By Dr. Adam Hughes, D.C.

Anyone with diabetes knows it’s important to manage insulin levels. Functional medicine offers unique tools to manage insulin and blood sugar — including diet, exercise, stress management, detoxification, and maximizing essential nutrients. To understand how all these tools apply, it’s helpful to know how insulin works.

Insulin and Blood Sugar: A Balancing […]

A Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to reevaluate so much of our lives, to focus on those we love, and what is important. As an act of self-preservation and as an act of service to our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow Americans it is imperative that we now, more than ever, […]

A Functional Medicine Perspective on the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

As the Coronavirus COVID-19 spreads rapidly across our communities there are limited treatments available. If you develop symptoms (fever greater than 100.4, dry cough, shortness of breath) please get tested. 

Here are some steps that can be taken to boost your immune system and to aid in treating viruses. 

Immune enhancing suggestions:

Get plenty […]

A Garden For Lovers

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

“My love is like a red, red rose” – Robert Burns

A red rose is the symbol of eternal love. We give red roses on Valentine’s Day to honor the lover that cupid’s arrow has chosen for us. The red rose and cupid are not the symbols of St. Valentine. They are the […]

A Garden of Awe and Gratitude

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

– William Blake

William Blake knew awe. His poem shows what happens when a person is captured by the sense of awe. In our […]

A Garden of Edimentals

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

What is an edimental, you may ask. It is a word combination of edible and ornamental. Garden plants are usually classified as one or the other. Plants that are grown for their beauty only are called ornamentals. Plants that are grown to be eaten, are called edible. Usually edible means eaten by […]

A Gateway to Sustainable Development, Kicking off the Year at USGBC-Missouri Gateway’s State of the Chapter & Social Jan. 23

By Brandon Verhoff, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Education Committee Chair

Sustainable development is significant to the future of our environment and society. Sustainable development demands an integrated approach to not only combat climate change, but also work to resolve social injustices. To ensure current and future generations are equipped with the right information to make the best possible […]

A Green Building Game Changer

By Marion Smith, AIA, LEED AP, Engine House No. 1and USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Founder

As we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of our local USGBC Chapter this year, it has been a good reminder to reflect on what the green building movement looked like at the founding. Before our U.S. Green Building Council St. Louis Regional Chapter […]

A Guide To Winter Wellness

By Dr. Alex Chen

The winter season is a notoriously challenging time for many people. Cold weather conditions, fewer daylight hours and holiday pressures often lead to an increase in physical aches and emotional stress. However, if viewed differently, you might see that winter presents a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a new pace of […]

A Healthy Diet Is Essential For Optimal Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

The Standard American Diet is heavily laden with calorie dense nutrient-poor food and beverages, processed foods and includes few fruits and vegetables. It has been linked to the growing problem of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name a few. An inactive lifestyle, large portion size, and high stress worsens […]

A Healthy Diet is Essential for Optimal Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

The Standard American Diet is heavily laden with calorie dense nutrient-poor food and beverages, processed foods and includes few fruits and vegetables. It has been linked to the growing problem of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name a few.

An inactive lifestyle, large portion size, and high stress worsens the […]

A Healthy Diet is Essential For Optimal Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

The Standard American Diet is heavily laden with calorie dense nutrient-poor food and beverages, processed foods and includes few fruits and vegetables. It has been linked to the growing problem of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease to name a few. An inactive lifestyle, large portion size, and high stress worsens […]

A Healthy Flora Creates A Happy Gut

By Amy K. Davis, MD

When intestinal flora is healthy, it favorably impacts your overall health and vice versa. Understanding how to rebuild your flora is key to improving your digestion, ability to fight infections and a healthy weight for starters.

The flora (trillions of microbes that inhabit your intestines) is important for many reasons.

Digestion

Vitamin production – […]

A Healthy Flora Creates A Happy Gut!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

When intestinal flora is healthy, it favorably impacts your overall health and vice versa. Understanding how to rebuild your flora is key to improving your digestion, ability to fight infections and a healthy weight for starters.
The flora (trillions of microbes that inhabit your intestines) is important for many reasons.

Digestion
Vitamin production – […]

A Healthy Flora Creates A Happy Gut!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

When intestinal flora is healthy, it favorably impacts your overall health and vice versa. Understanding how to rebuild your flora is key to improving your digestion, ability to fight infections and a healthy weight for starters.

The flora (trillions of microbes that inhabit your intestines) is important for many reasons.

Digestion
Vitamin production – […]

A Healthy Flora Creates a Happy Gut!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

When intestinal flora is healthy, it favorably impacts your overall health and vice versa. Understanding how to rebuild your flora is key to improving your digestion, ability to fight infections and a healthy weight for starters. 

The flora (trillions of microbes that inhabit your intestines) is important for many reasons. 

DigestionVitamin production – […]

A is for Acorn, Not Analog – Nature Words Gone From a Dictionary

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Imagine our world with no acorns, apricots, blackberries, clover, crocus, ivy, mint, nectar, ravens, tulips, violets or wrens. These are just some of the words that the publishers of the 10,000 word Oxford Junior Dictionary, for seven year olds, deleted from its most recent publication. The editors at Oxford University Press claimed […]

A Landscape Challenge

by Cindy Gilberg

One of our All-American icons is the lawn—expanses of irrigated, fertilized, pest-free and well-groomed green carpet. So popular is this verdant blanket that turf is considered the #1 crop in the U.S., with an estimated 40 million acres in cultivation. The American lawn comprises a majority of our human landscapes and requires a […]

A Look Back at 15 years of Green Building, a Look Forward to the Work Ahead

By Johanna Schweiss,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Fifteen years ago, 15 dedicated volunteers came together to form an organization dedicated to green building education and advocacy, to making every building a green building, because they knew that Green Buildings Are Better.

In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway […]

A Montessori Perspective on Reality & Imagination

by Barbara O’Brien, Ph.D.

A young child has many developmental tasks, but one of the most critical is his ability to orient to his own place and time. As adults, we need to be as helpful as possible to the child in understanding his world. This is a big responsibility; one not to be taken lightly. […]

A New Labyrinth in the Garden, An Ancient Design

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Where will soon be a new public outdoor labyrinth in St. Louis, based on an ancient design called the Jericho labyrinth. It will be installed on Sept. 7th and 8th at Central Reform Congregation in their garden in the Central West End. It will be created in a mindful, meditative noble silence, […]

A New Solution For Dry Mouth Syndrome

By Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN
(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

Several months ago, I attended a biological dental convention. Several excellent speakers presented insightful information regarding heavy metals toxicities found in the oral cavity, chelation techniques for our patients, ozone therapies for dental applications, and biocompatibility testing for dental materials.

But there was one lecture that really caught my attention. […]

A Peace & Healing Garden – 2021

After the trauma of 9/11, 2001, I wanted to create a healing space for people to collectively process what just happened. I created a Peace & Healing Garden. Now almost 20 years later I am creating a second Peace & Healing Garden to help myself and others process and heal from the traumas of 2020 […]

A Smart Garden Journal

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Garden journals are the best way to keep track of what your garden is now and what you would like it to be in the future. While standing and working in the garden thoughts will come up about changes to be made in this year’s or next year’s garden. If those thoughts […]

A St. Louis Micro, Artisan Coffee Roaster

Peter Cohen, Owner of Stringbean Coffee Company

Hi, my name is Peter Cohen, I am the owner and roaster at Stringbean Coffee Co. For me, roasting coffee started as a hobby to cure my thirst for bold, non-bitter coffee. I had a good job, though wingtips and preppy banker ties don’t compare to my new wardrobe […]

A Staycation Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft,Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

We are all living in a different world. Limiting our everyday travels and our travels to far off destinations means our vacations may be staycations. A staycation is staying at home and having a vacation there. It doesn’t have to be a disappointment, in fact the perfect […]

A Taste of France From My Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A plant that should be in everyone’s garden is my favorite and easiest to grow edible: garden sorrel. The tangy tart lemon flavored leaves are a green that can be used in salads, sauces and soups. Most people aren’t familiar with this plant because it is not usually sold in stores or […]

A True Pet Emergency?

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Blood Loss
Difficulty Breathing
Loss of Conciousness
Traumatic Incident
Possible Poisoning
Other

After 36 years as a veterinary practitioner, several of those years working at the Animal Emergency Clinics, and handling after hours calls for my own clinic, I have come to realize how difficult it is for pet owners to determine whether they have a true […]

A Truly Family-Friendly New Year’s

For a New Year’s celebration that’s as much fun for the kids as it is for the adults, and for families that want to stay together to play together while ringing in the New Year, YMCA Trout Lodge is the place to be! Located 90 minutes south of St. Louis on 5,200 wooded acres with […]

A Valentine’s Day Gift For Your Heart

By Dr. Rosa Kincaid, MD

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, most of us will be rushing to make that last minute purchase for that special significant other in our lives. It could be a wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, mother, father, sibling or close relative or friend. Whom ever that special person might be and whether you […]

A Very Unique YMCA In Our Own Backyard

Nestled in the eastern Ozarks, there’s a place that believes in family-friendly fun and bonding, where the mountains of southern Missouri meet the bright blue sky, and people of all ages are playing, relaxing and exploring – away from the ordinary. Meet YMCA Trout Lodge, a year round resort located 90 minutes south of St. […]

A Very Unique YMCA In Our Own Backyard

Nestled in the eastern Ozarks, there’s a place that believes in family-friendly fun and bonding, where the mountains of southern Missouri meet the bright blue sky, and people of all ages are playing, relaxing and exploring – away from the ordinary. Meet YMCA Trout Lodge, a year round resort located 90 minutes south of St. […]

A Walking Meditation in Winter’s Garden

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Winter is a time to settle into silence, to find that sweet inner space of soul’s pure essence and to be one with nature. There is quiet in the winter. The soft sound of snow falling is a gentle silence not heard at any other time of the year. The quiet essence […]

A Winter Is Upon Us. Take Heed!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

We are just getting a taste of winter weather, albeit with little snow, but more than enough frigid cold. What are our pet concerns this time of year? Many should be obvious, but nonetheless, we will review them for our reading audience.

Cold can be threatening, but wet cold and wind are […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Empowerment Comes From Inside

Do you believe that freedom comes only when you make enough money to be comfortable and have the things that you want, or when your boss leaves you alone or the kids finally listen to you and behave the way that you would like for them to […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Building Emotional Intimacy In Relationships

What is intimacy? Contrary to popular belief, emotional intimacy is more than sharing time or space together or including each other in daily decisions and activities. True intimacy has much less to do with the quantity of time spent together than it does the level of […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Learning To Care for Ourselves

One of the harshest realities of childhood is that children are not taught or encouraged to grow emotionally, much like they are in terms of their physical progression through life, or even their cognitive development that unfolds over their school years. Most parents do a decent […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Remembering Your Body

As a culture, we are proficient and instinctual at disconnecting from our physical bodies. We live in a society that is heavily based on a “Western medicine” approach for attending to physical symptoms. When we have a headache, we are immediately encouraged to take an aspirin to relieve […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

A Picture of Your Soul (part 1)

When we are born, we are born integrated, body/mind/spirit functioning effortlessly with each other. What happens is that pretty early on, we all begin to receive messages from the world around us about who we are and who we are not, or how we […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

A Picture of Your Soul (part 2)

Last month, we talked a bit about “wounding” that a child receives when they are small and trying to make sense of their world. By no means an exhaustive list of all the ways that wounding occurs, what happens as a result of this […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Why Do I Feel This Way?

When we talk about our soul, a common universal symbol or image used to refer to this soul self is the image or symbol of a child. We all have an inner child that exists inside of us, waiting to be discovered and brought out […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Find Ourselves Again

For many people, being in touch with the true adult self inside is an unfamiliar experience. Most people, before deep emotional healing work, are very familiar with the wounded child inside, and have lived the majority of their existence operating out of this wounded child. Despite being uncomfortable […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

Going Forward In Our Life

Our soul is waiting for us to mirror back to it all its gifts and strengths. As children, we looked to our parents for this kind of mirroring, and in the absence of healthy parents or caregivers, often received inaccurate or faulty mirroring of who we […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

A New Year Resolution You Can Keep

January, for many, is considered a time of new beginnings. We come charging into a new year, full of resolutions to lose those few extra pounds that we’ve gained, to be more productive, or to quit smoking. But what often happens, is that after […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Love. The quintessential four letter word. Confounds everyone, can feel quite elusive at times, and yet seems to be the underlying desire that motivates most people in their lives, that is, to feel loved by someone. The desire to experience unconditional love is so […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

New Beginnings

Spring is around the corner, and along with its arrival come all sorts of new beginnings. We begin to hear the birds returning to the trees, the buds of long dormant flowers start to emerge, and the greens of the grasses and leaves on the trees begin to push […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

The Earth As Our Spirit Guide

If you have ever spent time by the ocean, you’ve experienced the healing beauty of the earth in the water, sand, sunshine, wind and critters that take up residence by the sea. There is a profound sense of solidity that comes from knowing that the […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

So…You Want To Be Happy?

According to Carl Jung, each of us are born with an innate preference for how we energize ourselves, how we take in information and learn, how we make decisions, and organize the world around us. Although we each are born with innate preferences in terms of […]

A Word To The Wise

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

The Process of Letting Go

When someone dies or we experience a loss of something to which we have been attached on any level, it is very appropriate to feel sadness or grief. Loss includes any kind of losing: the loss of a person, a relationship, a job, a career, our […]

A Word To The Wise: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

The holidays are officially upon us, and if you’re like most people, you are riding them out with mixed feelings, vacillating between anticipation and dread as you hustle off to the next party or family commitment, wondering how you will sit through one more minute of small talk, stress, or […]

A Word To The Wise: You Make Me So Angry!

With Kate Schroeder, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

If only it were that easy. If only we could blame all of our problems and our unhappiness on others- it sure would make our lives easier, wouldn’t it? We could then walk around, focusing our time and energy on other more important things, like how to figure out more […]

About Missouri Environmental Fund

Raising Funds for Environmental Work
36 Environmental Organizations working in Missouri – in One Package!

By Laura Neuman-Howe,
Deputy Director,
Missouri Environmental Fund

The organization “Missouri Environ-mental Fund” was established in 1993 as a workplace giving campaign for environmental organizations. The organization has been operating as “Earth Share of Missouri” for the past 12 years, but recently re-organized and is […]

Acci-Dental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Asymmetric Threats Cancer, Post-Lyme, & Chronic Diseases

By Simon Yu, MD

What would you do differently if you find out that persistent, post Lyme-like syndromes, and certain cancers, are caused by unrecognized hidden parasite infections and/or dental-related problems? Have you ever wondered why you got sick, and wondered why your medical doctors did not know why, and what is wrong with you? If […]

Accidental Cure for Macular Degeneration: Vision Loss Affects 37 Million Americans

By Simon Yu, MD

Going blind by impaired vision is one of the most common fears for losing our independence as we grow older. Vision loss affects 37 million Americans over 50 years old including one in four who are older than 80 years old. Low vision is defined as central vision acuity of 20/70 with […]

Acid Reflux – Why?

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Acid reflux is a big problem. 44% of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25-35% have reflux. Acid-blocking drugs or what we call PPIs, like Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec, are the third most prescribed medications in the country. Reflux causes tremendous problems, and nobody is asking why. Why are […]

Acne Can Be A Problem At Any Age

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

While acne may not seem like a serious problem to some, anyone who has experienced recurrent break-outs can attest to how difficult and stressful acne can be, both socially and professionally. We all know acne can be a problem for teenagers, but adult acne is an increasing epidemic in this country. […]

Action In The Face Of Change

By Johanna Schweiss,
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the challenge of climate change. In October 2018, the Intergov-ernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that calls for significant emissions reductions over the next decade to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. In order to keep warming […]

Acupressure Massage For Better Health

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. The pressure to the key points of the body alleviates the buildup of toxins in our tissues that cause stiffness in the body which encourages the body to undergo natural self-healing, such as […]

Acupuncture Helps With Emotional As Well As Physical Pain

By Traci Bredenkamp, LAc
Acupuncture on Main

Have you been stuck? Have you been looking for answers to your health problems and getting nowhere? Have you gone to doctors and specialists and feel unsettled with your current options? Have you lost a spouse, parent, child or friend recently or seem to repeat patterns in relationships and don’t […]

Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA) Training for Detecting Parasites and Dental Problems

Training Designed for MDs, DOs and Dentists
March 18-20 and August 26-28, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri

Training By Simon Yu, MD

Do you have life-time chronically ill “professional” patients that simply aren’t healing no matter what you do? Or may appear to be improving but don’t really get well? What is missing in your medical evaluation and […]

Acupuncture Meridian Assessment Training for Detecting Parasites and Dental Problems

Training Designed for MD, DO, and Dentists
March 27-29, 2015 in St. Louis, MO

By Simon Yu, MD

Do you have life-time chronically ill, professional patients that simply aren’t healing no matter what you do? Or may appear to be improving but don’t really get well? What is missing in your medical evaluation and treatment plan? The parasites […]

Acupuncture: Where East Meets West

by Dr. Sharon L. Fitelson

One can benefit from the wisdom of the ages with Acupuncture treatments and blend it with the innovation of the 21st century diagnostics at the same time. Dr. Fitelson is highly trained, being a diplomat of the National Council of Chinese and Oriental Medicine and Chiropractic Council of Acupuncture as well […]

Adopting A Senior Pet: Is it In Your Future?

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Almost every senior dog and cat that finds itself in a shelter or rescue group has a sad story to tell. How and why did the animal wind up there? Was there a death, divorce or job loss involving the former owner? Was there a health or housing crisis and the pet […]

Adrenal Fatigue

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Adrenal fatigue is a condition estimated to affect approximately eighty percent of people around the world. The prevalence of adrenal fatigue is predominantly due to something most of us are dealing with: stress. 

What are Adrenals?Your adrenal glands are two thumb-sized organs that sit above your kidneys and are part of the […]

Adrenal Fatigue: Stress Is The Likely Culprit

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Adrenal fatigue is a condition estimated to affect approximately eighty percent of people around the world. The prevalence of adrenal fatigue is predominantly due to something most of us are dealing with: stress.

What are Adrenals?
Your adrenal glands are two thumb-sized organs that sit above your kidneys and are part of the […]

Advanced Laser Therapy Techniques

By Dr. Brian Harasha,
Certified Laser Practitioner

My previous articles discussed very basic information on Laser Therapy and its success with musculoskeletal conditions. This article will delve into more advanced uses.

Advanced Technology
Super Pulsed is the latest laser technology available that allows devices to pulse at speeds up to 100,000 times per second. This pulsing allows high […]

Advancing Sustainability via Missouri Green Schools

By Stacey “Parker” Parker, Missouri Green Schools AmeriCorps VISTA & Sierra Shields, Missouri Green Schools AmeriCorps VISTA

Educating the next generation on sustainable practices is one of the most important efforts we can make to ensure the future of our planet. Missouri Green Schools (missourigreenschools.org), a new tracking and recognition program for PreK-12 schools across the […]

Adventure Tribe Retreats Brings Back YAM Fest May 14-16

 Adventure Tribe Retreats in collaboration with Lost Hill Lake are hosting the second Yoga Arts Music Festival aka YAM Fest on May 14-16, 2021. This fully-outdoor community weekend will include camping, live music, yoga, craft workshops and healing outdoor activities.

 The Friday – Sunday weekend camping festival will feature the conscious music of Satsang Duo, Aaron […]

After 35 years, Hair Salon Makes Decision to Go Organic!

Katherine Affolter has been doing hair in the Overland area for over 35 years. She began her beauty career in the same spot as her business operates today. Ultimately, purchasing the salon and expanding the business to include a tanning salon offering UV & vegetable-based custom spray tanning! After 35 years in the same location […]

Air Pollution Brings Increased Risk For Asthma Attacks in Kids Heading Back to Class

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

With the arrival of August, many area students are preparing to head back to school. For most kids, the start of the school year is an exciting time, filled with fun, friends and new adventures. But for kids with asthma, the new school year can come with serious health […]

Air Quality Is A Year-Round Issue

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

With the dog days of summer now upon us, it’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. In a matter of weeks, cooler temps will begin settling in. As they do, many assume that the threat of poor air quality will disappear with […]

Alert: Christmas Trees Can Prove Injurious to Your Pet’s Well Being

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Who would ever have thought that those beautiful, warm Christmas symbols, the Christmas Tree, or Chanukah Bush, can be such a concern for our beloved family pets?!?!? Let me explain why!! The potential concerns arise in relation to behaviors that are innate to our family critters. Whether they are puppies, kittens, […]

Alice In Wonderland Style Gardens

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Last year I got the best compliment about my garden ever. A dog walker who came by daily told me my garden looked like an Alice in Wonderland garden. Although it is mainly organized chaos and a Midwestern version of English Cottage style, I like to think of it as a wonderland […]

Allergies & Home Immune Therapy

By Dr. Rosa Kincaid, M.D.

Allergy season is upon us again. The winds of fall have been known to blow your nose to the hospital. So while you may be used to clearing your throat, sneezing, and refusing some of those sedating antihistamines, there are now other options available. The newer effective and convenient therapy involves […]

ALS Patient’s Unexpected Journey: My Patient as My Teacher

By Simon Yu, MD

Several years ago, I wrote an article, Time to Heal at Last: The Story of Rons ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The odds were against him to live more than few years after diagnosis of ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” at the ALS Clinic at St. Louis University Hospital. ALS is […]

Alternative Building & Sustainable Living Farm Tour – June 10

You are invited to the Alternative Building and Sustainable Living Farm Tour, June 10, hosted by Solis Farm in conjunction with Farwig Farm and Silver Seed Farms. Entry to the Farm Tour is free but the sponsors ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank. There will […]

Alternative Building & Sustainable Living Farm Tour June 10

You are invited to the Alternative Building and Sustainable Living Farm Tour, June 10, hosted by Solis Farm in conjunction with Farwig Farm and Silver Seed Farms. Entry to the Farm Tour is free but the sponsors ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank. There will […]

An Apple A Day…

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

You’ve heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but that familiar phrase may ring truer than you’d think. Apples are not only delicious, versatile, affordable and long-lasting, they’re also very nutrient dense, providing plenty of beneficial nutrients while being low […]

An Art Piece A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

By Kris Ash,
KARMA~NATURALS

Given our societal obsession with health, it is no wonder that we are always on the lookout for another way to increase our wellness. Endeavors such as regular exercise, massage therapy, proper diet, and meditation are important in maintaining optimal health. One physiological benefit of these choices is increased blood flow – a […]

An Awesome Autumn Adventure Awaits

It will soon cool down, but at YMCA Trout Lodge, they’re just getting warmed up. Nestled in the eastern Ozarks, 90 minutes south of St. Louis, Trout Lodge is a year round country-style resort, conference center and Ranch that believes in family-friendly fun and bonding. Rates include lodging, buffet-style meals, many activities, and children 0-5 […]

An Earth Day Celebration That is Uniquely St. Louis!

Experience the tradition of the 26th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 26th from 10 am to 6 pm on the Muny Grounds of Forest Park. Participate in a variety of hands-on educational activities, meet area non-profits that share the mission of Earth Day, and learn about sustainable products and services offered […]

An Herbalist’s View Of Covid-19

By Kimberly Ward, Herbalist

COVID-19. Unfortunately, a common name amongst most households these days. Lots of questions too… How is it spread? How do we fight it? How do we protect ourselves against it?, etc… We’re in some crazy times!!!!! But, we will get through. As an owner of an herbal store, Kim’s Herbs & Detox […]

An Inspiration for Urban Gardeners Garden Heights Nursery

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

Lou D’Agrosa’s love of the outdoors and plants lead him to a horticulture degree from Mizzou and the opening in 1996 of Garden Heights Nursery in Richmond Heights. Lou’s passion, and his staff’s, is to help every homeowner bring beauty to the outdoor spaces of their home. A love for creating beautiful […]

An Integrative Approach to Biological Dentistry

by Michael Rehme, DDS, CCN
(Certified Clinical Nutritionist)

If you ask most people, “What effects do your teeth have to do with your overall health and wellness?” the answer most likely given is, “I never really thought about it,” or “I didn’t know that my teeth had anything to do with my overall health.”

However, if you ask […]

An Urban Food Forest Near Grand Center Arts District

By Linda Wiggen Kraft Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

Photo caption: Custom Foodscaping worked with On Olive’s internationally renowned architect Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, to create the concept. Other architects involved in the project include: MOS, Productora, Macias Peredo, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Howeler + Yoon.

On Olive is a 3+ acre residential development in Grand Center […]

An Urgent Plea for the Bees — How You Can Help

by Linda Wiggen Kraft

It sounds like a Hollywood horror story, but it is real and happening right now. Honey bees are dying by the millions all over the world. Over ten million hives have been decimated since 2006 when colony collapse disorder was identified. Last winter over 30% of the honeybee hives in the US […]

Animal Energetics & Healing

by Jennifer Scalia

There is a circle that becomes full when you witness an energetic healing with an animal. Picture an animal companion as part of a family unit, and not less than the other members but as important. I am not suggesting that you have your pets eating with you at the dinner table, but […]

Announcing The 2017 USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Educational Lineup!

By Johanna Schweiss,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

The Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council’s State of the Chapter & Social is always enjoyable – full of opportunities for building community, building connections, learning from one another. And, each year, it’s the day we release our annual Educational Catalog. This year that […]

Announcing the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter’s 3rd Annual Photo Contest!

By Johanna Schweiss,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

At the U.S. Green Building Council-Missouri Gateway Chapter, we know members of our community and members of our Chapter are as passionate about sustainability and green building as we are! And through our 3rd Annual Photo contest, we’re looking for photos that celebrate the transformation of the […]

Annual Best of Missouri Market

Missouri Botanical Garden Celebrates 24th Anniversary of Sustainable, Local Shopping Event Oct. 2, 3 & 4

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 24th annual Best of Missouri Market & More. The Best of Missouri Market & More will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015 from 9:00 […]

Annual Best Of Missouri Market Expands, Welcomes New Exhibitors

Missouri Botanical Garden Celebrates 23rd Anniversary
of Sustainable, Local Shopping Event,

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 23rd anniversary of the Best of Missouri Market and will now welcome vendors from neighboring states. The BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET & MORE will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden October 3-5, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. on […]

Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour Set For June 23

The Sustainable Backyard Tour, held each year in June, is becoming a much-anticipated event heralding summer in St. Louis.

A unique opportunity to see firsthand how homeowners in the St. Louis region are transforming their yards into heavenly havens of green, the tour is June 23, from 11 to 4 p.m. With dozens of stops in […]

Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications Targeting Cancer Cells: Repurposing Drugs for Neglected Tropical Diseases for Cancer

By Simon Yu, MD
and Frederick T. Guilford, MD

Is it possible to treat cancer as a neglected infectious disease? Is cancer a metabolic disease, with tumors growing – and metastases spreading – like a metabolic parasite? It may sound farfetched, but there is growing evidence to support this novel idea that can change the way we […]

Appetite Stimulants For Dogs & Cats

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Dogs and cats can develop anorexia (no appetite) or dysrexia (decreased appetite) for many reasons. Usually it is because of diseases such as cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, heart failure, and inflammatory bowel disease. Pain from pancreatitis, GI ulcers, bone fractures or joint inflammation can decrease appetite. Acute infections can also lead […]

Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It Beneficial For Your Dog?

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apples and apple pectin and is usually an amber color. When purchasing apple cider vinegar please choose raw, unpasteurized vinegar in a glass bottle. This product will contain live bacteria and enzymes that supply health benefits. Glass bottles are preferred over plastic since they do […]

Applicants Needed For 2018 Earthdance Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Program

The Farm and Garden Apprenticeship is a part-time, hands-on, education in organic gardening, market farming, and applied permaculture at EarthDance Organic Farm School.

The Program Runs April-September. Apply by February 1st.

The Program Includes:

Part-time gardening and farm shifts
Field and market training
Weekly classes
5 tours of nearby farms and gardens
Project opportunities in the Seven Generations Garden
Take home a weekly […]

APPLY NOW for EarthDance Organic Farm School’s 2019 Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Program!

The Farm and Garden Apprenticeship is a part-time, hands-on, education in organic gardening, market farming, and applied permaculture at EarthDance Organic Farm School. The Program Runs April-September. Apply by February 1st.
The Program Includes:

Part-time gardening and farm shifts
Field and market training
Weekly classes
5 tours of nearby farms and gardens
Project opportunities in the Seven Generations Garden
Take home a […]

Are Frozen Foods Nutritious?

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

March is Frozen Foods Month, which begs the question: Are frozen foods good for you? Frozen foods often get a bad rep for being nutrient-poor, calorie-dense foods, and while this can certainly be the case some of the time, there are plenty of healthy frozen […]

Are Nutritional Supplements Right For You?

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

I am commonly asked from my patients, “Can I get all the nutrients I need from food?”
In an ideal world, eating organic, whole, fresh food, would provide all the nutrients our bodies require to function optimally. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we still fall short. Some of the reasons for the […]

Are Wood Floors Really Eco-Friendly?

By Richard Olson

At first thought, using lumber in any type of mass production lends one to remember pictures of barren hillsides that had been raped of their trees by logging companies. It’s difficult to imagine or calculate how forests can replenish themselves when harvested in such massive quantities. My mind could not wrap around these […]

Are You Aware of the New Changes in Medicare Benefits?

By Michael Cohen

Medicare Alone Is Not Enough! Medicare Supplement insurance is available for those of us who are 65 and older. When was Medicare started? In 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill for the start of Medicare. Medicare pays only for Plan A which covers part of your stay in the hospital. The […]

Are You Aware of the New Changes in Medicare Benefits?

By Michael Cohen

Medicare alone is not enough! Medicare Supplement insurance is available for those of us who are 65 and older. When was Medicare started? In 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill for the start of Medicare. Medicare pays only for Plan A which covers part of your stay in the hospital. The […]

Are You Dealing With Excessive Gas?

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

We’ve all experienced it, and probably at inopportune times. It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable. So, what’s the deal with gas? Are some of us doomed to be gassy forever? The answer is no. Let’s take a look at some of the major causes of gas and how to treat them.

Food Sensitivities
Of […]

Are You Eating Your Allergies?

by Jamila Owens-Todd, ND

Have you started on a holistic plan and your symptoms started to slowly return? Consider a food allergy. We are aware of the common food allergens such as dairy foods, red meat, corn, soy or sugar. There is a possibility that you can be allergic to broccoli, lentils or peaches. The IgG […]

Are You Ready To Heal?

By Jamila Ownes-Todd, ND

Illness serves a purpose. Let me first start off by saying, you do not have to be sick. A sickness is a reflection of where you are in your present physical state and does not have to hang around longer than it is needed. How long is it needed? Only you will […]

Are You Still Drinking Milk?

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

By now, most of my patients and readers know how I feel about dairy: it’s nature’s perfect food—but only if you’re a calf. We have no biological requirement for this food, and yet, we’ve been told over and over again that dairy is a great source of calcium, milk makes healthy […]

Are You Struggling In Your Relationship?

Your Personal Relationship Coach
Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Are you currently struggling with some aspect of your relationship or do you feel that there is certainly room for improvement? A relationship is like a car. It has many components and all need to work seamlessly together in order for a satisfactory ride.
Perhaps you have even tried […]

Area Residents Encouraged to Take Steps to Improve Air Quality in Light of Stricter EPA Standards

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

Last October, the Environ-mental Protection Agency (EPA) strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb), down from 75 ppb, in an effort to further protect public health. As the St. Louis area settles into its first air quality forecasting season highlighted […]

Art & Nature Summer Camp Offered By Local Elementary Art Teacher

by Glenda Moore

When I was a child, I played outside all day, every day, catching tiny frogs and fireflies, watching the clouds for the pictures that they created, building tiny gardens for small unseen friends. These days children are inside more than ever connected to the world through screens, large and small. This modern trend […]

ART Makes The World A Better Place

By Michelle “ Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

The arts make us more expressive, more understanding, more inclusive. See if you don’t agree:

Bryan Haynes is a well-known, local artist recognized for his works depicting Missouri scenes. He’s done some great historically-inspired paintings of the Lewis and Clark journey. But there’s another reason to recognize Bryan Haynes. […]

Art Of Entertaining Celebrates 20 Years of Great Food/Service

By Denise Christen
Healthy Planet Lifestyles Editors

Ann Marie Lemcke grew up loving to cook and working in her family’s catering business, Butler’s Pantry (now owned by her brother Richard Nix, Jr.) She saw a void that their full service catering business did not offer which was smaller servings for carry out – and the idea for […]

Art of Folklore Returns In Witch Doctor Storytelling

By Benjamin Petty

Here at Witch Doctor Storytelling we reach perfection every time we perform for you or your event.

We also offer variety to meet your every need, choose from four different storytelling packages and characters.

Kingla Kuk is a woodland witch doctor. He specializes in stories dealing with creation and Native American myth. His show is […]

Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Self-Improvement In The New Year

www.ChristineKniffen.com

Where do I start? Are we talking weight loss, less credit card spending or going back to school for an advanced degree? Much of the time it is these types of things that initially come to mind when asked to list typical areas for self-improvement. However, many […]

Art of Relating – Shifting ‘The Energy’ This Holiday Season

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Visit: www.ChristineKniffen.com

Have you paused long enough recently? Have you stopped, taken a step back and just felt the soothing, gentle wind and its calming effect? It is a light, but brisk reminder of all that it good about nature and its ability to restore balance, hence sanity to our souls. Dr. […]

Art Walk At Garden Heights Nursery Kicks Off Sustainable Shopping Season

By Crystal Stevens

The Holiday Season only adds to the detrimental effects that consumerism has on the earth. We all know the devastating effects that factories and big box stores have on the earth, especially the air and water quality. The influx in money spent at big box stores is at its peak during the holidays. […]

ArtFul Happenings

 

NEW EXHIBITS

June 30-August 11
MIAMI CENTERFOLD
Architectural photography by Keith Mosier; opening reception, 6-10 p.m.; $10 donation at door benefits Food Outreach; PHD Gallery, 2300 Cherokee; for info, visit www.phdstl.com.

July 6-August 9
MAIN GALLERY: MONOCHROME
GALLERY TWO: THERESA SCOTT
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Framations, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

July 13-19
FRESH 2012: STUDENT […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 18
TRADITION
Works inspired by Jewish culture; Gallery at Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar; for info, visit www.art-stl.com/gallery.

Through September 7
BAM! POW! ZAP!
Comic art and illustrations; Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

August 3-September 16
URBAN WANDERERS
Works by local artists inspired by stray dogs and cats, opening […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

August 30-September 21
ST.LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ART FACULTY EXHIBITION
Opening reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Humanities East Bldg., 11333 Big Bend Road;  314-984-7632.

August 31-September 29
CRAIG WEDDERSPOON:
BIOTEXTURAL LANDSCAPES
Opening reception, 6-10 p.m.; Good Citizen Gallery, 2247 Gravois; 314-348-4587 www.goodcitizenstl.org.

September 1-October 14
ED MARTENS: IN RETROSPECT
First St. Louis exhibit; Sept.7 reception, 6-8 p.m.; Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, 8401 Clayton;  314-791-6466.

September 5-29
FRANK ENGER: HOMAGE […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

September 28-November 30
MARK MAKING: PRINTS FROM WILDWOOD PRESS
Large scale works by artists from St. Louis printmaking studio, founded by Maryanne Ellison Simmons; St. Louis University Museum of Art, Lindell Blvd.; for info, call 314-977-2666 or visit http://sluma.slu.edu.

Through October 20
PAPER: A GROUP EXHIBITION
Works involving paper, by fourteen artists; The Gallery at Regional Arts Commission, 6128 […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

October 29-December 27
ART ST. LOUIS XXVIII, THE EXHIBITION
Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 10; Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Avenue, #150; for info call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

November 2-29
CUBA: POLITICS & PEOPLE
Photographs by Deborah Weinstein; opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150 or visit […]

Artful Happenings

ArtFul Calendar
NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 3
SPEAKING LINES
Abstract paintings by Timothey E. Wagner; drawing by Galina Todorova; reception, 6-8 p.m.; January 11; Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, 8401 Maryland (Maryland & Crandon); for info, call 314-791-6466.

Through February 1
WATERCOLOR II: PIGMENT & PAPER
Juried works from around the world; Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Opening June 29
A NEW VIEW: CONTEMPORARY ART
YOKO ONO: WISH TREE
St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through September 27
BLACK & WHITE 
PAPER & BOOK ART
Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org. or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

Through July 28
MICHAEL BOLTON & JOANNA HOGE: FRESH PAINT & INK
Northwest Coffee & […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 11
JOSH FAUGHT: SNACKS, SUPPORTS, & SOMETHING TO RALLY AROUND
Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington; for info, visit www.camstl.org. or call 314-535-4660.

Through August 11
BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
Craft Alliance; 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through August 12
THE WARTIME ESCAPE: MARGRET & H.A.REY’S JOURNEY FROM FRANCE
Exhibition on the creator of “Curious George” and his […]

Artful Happenings

New Exhibits

Opening August 26
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER PHOTO EXHIBIT
A coordinated project of the mayors & arts organizations along the Mississippi River; opening 5 pm; Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar; for info, visit www.art-stl.com.

Through October 5
EXPOSURE 16: PRIMAL FORMS
Group exhibition of works by three artists; Gallery 210 on UMSL campus;314- 516-5976 or http://gallery210.umsl.edu.

September 6-October 5
LESLIE LASKEY: WINDOWS
[…]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Correction: PHD Gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee, not 2600 as was listed erroneously in the Sept. issue. CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: PICTORIAL & DIMENSIONAL ODDITIES continues through October 26. For info, for info, call 314-664-6644 or visit www.phdstl.com.

October 4-November 22
VIRTUAL REALITY
Digital media exhibition; Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through November 17
HYBRID TERRAIN:
DICKSON BEALL & BARB FLUNKER
COCA Gallery, 524 Trinity Avenue; www.cocastl.org.

Through December 7
ALEX RIVERA: ANIMAQUILADORA
CAPE DORSET PRINTS: THE KINNGAIT STUDIOS
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through December 26
ART ST.LOUIS XXIX: THE EXHIBITION
Annual juried exhibition; Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit […]

Artful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

December 6
SOLO EXHIBITION: PETER PRANSCHKE
December 13
MICHAEL BEHLE: START ALL OVER, RE VOLLA TRATS
Through December 17; opening receptions, 6-8 p.m.; Luminary Center for the Arts, 2701 Cherokee; for info, visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through December 21
AN UN-STILL LIFE: THE ART OF LIDILA TROUP-BURIAN
Over 100 drawings and paintings by Czech-born Lidila Troup-Burian (1924-2013); Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe; for […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

January 3-31
ARCHIVE
Paintings & drawings by Chicago artist Anne Lindbergh; opening reception, 5-8 p.m.; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150.

January 4-February 28
HENRYK PTASIEWICZ: CELEBRATING HEART
PAUL JACKSON: WATERCOLOR
Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. on Jan. 17; Green Door Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

January 10-March […]

ArtFul Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 15
DUET: RUBEN OCHOA & B.J. VOGT
Sculpture exhibition; 3526 Washington Ave., Ste. 300; for info, call 310-614-7338 or email duetstl@gmail.com.

Through February 20
PICTORIALIST
Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

February 4-27
THE ART OF FOLK
Outsider art by the artists of Turner Center for the Arts; opening reception Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m.; […]

ARTFUL HAPPENINGS

NEW EXHIBITS

Through March 29
LATINICIDAD
Gallery at Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar; for info visit www.art-stl.com/gallery.

Through April 5
MATERIAL ATTRACTION: DIVERSE REACTIONS
Ceramics exhibition; Jacoby Arts Center, 627 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois; for info, call
618-462-5222 or visit www.jacobyartscenter.org.

Through May 18
THRESHOLDS: PART TWO
MOCRA on SLU campus, 221 N. Grand; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

March 1-31
IRINA TEVZADZE: FASHION […]

ARTful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 20
ART OF ITS OWN MAKING
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; 3716 Washington; for info, visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

Through September 28
PORTRAIT/PROCESS
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum; 3415 Olive; for info, call
314-535-1999 or visit info@iphf.org.

Through July 11
SQUARED OFF
Works by multiple female artists; The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
6128 Delmar; for info, visit www.stlrac.org.

Through August […]

ARTful Happenings

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 10
REGINA DeLUISE
VAST BHUTAN: IMAGES FROM THE PHENOMENAL WORLD
MOCRA; 221 N. Grand on SLU campus; for info, call 314-997-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through May 21
FROM LIGHT TO DARK
Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine/Park Pacific Bldg.; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

Through June 28
20th CENTURY VISIONARIES: PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
St. Louis […]

Artful Happenings

October 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 11

THRESHOLDS
STEVE FEMMER: BLACK & WHITE

Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main Street in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

Through November 8
SICK TIME, SLEEPY TIME, CRIP TIME: AGAINST CAPITALISM’S TEMPORAL BULLYING
The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee Street; for info, visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through December 30

ALWAYS AT THE FRONTIER: ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY 1818-2018
A LIFETIME IN […]

ARTful Happenings


NEW EXHIBITS

Through November 30
JANET FONS: POINT OF DEPARTURE
Grafica Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend; for info, visit graficafinearts.com or call 314-961-4020.

Through March 4
HARRY BENSON: KINGS & QUEENS
Photography exhibition; World Chess Hall of Fame; 4652 Maryland Ave.; for info, call 314-367-9243 or visit www.worldchesshof.org.

November 7-December 30
ART IS A LIFELONG GIFT
Multi-media exhibition; reception Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.; Green […]

ARTful Happenings – April 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 20
GEOMETRIC BY DESIGN
Framations Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

Through April 28
CARMON COLAGELO: HERE BE DRAGONS
YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY: ON THE MOVE
JACOB LAWS: PILFERAGE
FRANK SCHWAIGER: ONDINE
MONIKA WULFERS: OPEN LIGHTS
Opening reception, March 30, 5-9 p.m.; Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth Blvd., for info, call […]

ARTful Happenings – November 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through November 17
PHYLLIS MacLAREN: PORTRAITS OF COURAGE
Human rights paintings inspired by real people; Gallery of Contemporary Art at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive; free; for info, call 636-422-2241.

Through January 12

IMPRESSIONS OF WAR
Free; Galleries 234 & 235, St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org

Through January 22
TOYS OF THE 50’s, 60’s 70’s
“Living room […]

ARTful Happenings – September 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

Through September 12
ROBERT MESSICK: CONTROLLED ELEGANCE
Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery, 2000 S. 39th Street; for info, call 314-773-3935 or visit www.cathygregory.com.

Through November 30
VINTAGE CAMERAS
Presented by International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum; Concourse C in Terminal 1, Lambert International Airport; for info, visit www.iphf.org.

September 3-October 31
PIECES OF IMPRESSIONISM
Reception Sept. 12, 5-9 p.m.; Green Door Gallery, […]

ARTful Happenings – September 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 8
ARTISTS CHOOSE ARTISTS
Established & emerging St. Louis artists; Millstone Gallery at COCA, 524 Trinity Avenue; for info, call 314-561-4868 or visit www.cocastl.org.

September 1-October 12
CONNECTIONS
All-media exhibition; Framations Gallery, 218 N. Main Street in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

September 2-October 7
ALEX COUWENBERG: IN PONO
GROUP EXHIBITION: LA PAINTING—FORMALISM TO STREET ART
Opening […]

ARTful Happenings — August 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through September 22
BALINESE ART
St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through October 20
THE BAUHAUS & ITS LEGACY: OSKAR SCHLEMMER’S TRIADIC BALLET
St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through December 22
CARLOS ZAMORA: cART
Ongoing project and exhibition; Laumeier Sculpture Park; 12580 Rott Road; for info, visit www.laumeiersculpturepark.org.

August 3-September 5
AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS
Multi-media by 54 St. Louis area artists; […]

ARTful Happenings — February 2020

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 23TEA & COOKIES: 17th BIENNIAL TEAPOT EXHIBITIONCraft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; for info, visit www.craftalliance.org. 

Through March 27HIGH SCHOOL TEAPOT EXHIBITIONSpirtas Gallery, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, 1201 South Warson; for info, visit www.craftalliance.org. 

February 7-April 19MULTIPLIED: EDITION MAT & TRANSFORMABLE WORK OF ARTTRUTHS & RECKONINGS: THE ART OF TRANSFORMATIVE […]

ARTful Happenings — November 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 4
WORLD OF ART & ART OF RICH GORDON
Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main Street in St. Charles; for info, visit www.framations.com.

Through December 6
NEW IMPRESSIONS FROM HAMILTON
SNAPSHOTS & POLAROIDS
EVAN MEANEY: THE WELL OF REPRESENTATION

Through January 4
ATUA: SACRED GODS FROM POLYNESIA
Main Exhibition Galleries, St. Louis Art Museum; ticket required; for info, […]

ARTful Happenings April 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

April 4-May 3
CARMON COLANGELO: STORMS
THOMAS SLEET: MODEM: TOPOLOGY
LANA Z CAPLAN: WOMAN IN THE DUNES
Opening Reception 5-9 p.m.; Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

April 4-June 15
GOOD AS GOLD
Gold-themed exhibition in celebration of Craft Alliance’s 50th Anniversary; opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or […]

ARTful Happenings April 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

April 2-29
DANA RICHARD SMITH: GRAVEYARD SHIFT
Paintings of band Uncle Tupelo; reception April 10, 6-8 p.m.; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150 or visit www.ucpl.lib.mo.us.

Through April 11
HEATHER BENNETT: FOUR STORIES
Bruno David Projects, 1245 S. Vandeventer; for info, call 314-449-6438 or visit www.brunodavidprojects.com.

Through April 18
COUNTERPUBLIC
Featuring Alberto Aguilar, Damon Davis, […]

ARTful Happenings April 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through July 2
CAMERA WORK EXHIBITION
Photographs by Alfred Stiegletz and colleagues; International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum; 3415 Olive; for info, call 314-535-1999 or visit www.iphf.org

April 1-May 8
TERRY M. BOYD & AMANDA McCAVOUR: DARK MATTER
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit
www.craftalliance.org

April 8
ALTERED STATES WITH THE […]

ARTful Happenings April 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 16
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JODIE MAURER
Longview Farm House Art Gallery, 13525 Clayton Road; for info, call 314-587-2838.

April 3-May 19
FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Winning entries; Manchester Police Facility Gallery, 200 Highlands Blvd. Drive; for info, call 636-227-1385 x404 or visit www.manchestermo.gov/arts.

April 5-May 13
I.M.A.G.I.N.E. PEACE NOW
Co-presented by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and Maryville University; opening […]

ARTful Happenings April 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 6
FINDING COMMON GROUND: PHOTOGRAPY OF ORAIEN CATLEDGE & JACK STOCK
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, 3415 Olive; for info, call 314-535-1999 or visit www.iphf.org.

Through May 5
SOUTHWEST WEAVINGS: 800 YEARS OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE
St. Louis Art Museum; free; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through May 27
CURRENTS 116 & NEW MEDIA SERIES: OLIVER LARIC
St. Louis Art […]

ARTful Happenings April 2020

Due to COVID-19 please visit the event websites to confirm rescheduling and cancellations.

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 26REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITJacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois; for info, visit www.jacobyartscenter.org. 

Through May 31LEON BRONSTEIN: BETWEEN THE FANTASTIC & THE REALSt. Louis University Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell; for info, visit www.slu.edu/sluma. 

Through May 31THE CIVIL WAR: IMAGINED & REALPius […]

ARTful Happenings August 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 27
AMONGST THE TRANSMISSIONS
Dark Room; 615 N. Grand; for info, call 314-531-3416 or visit www.thedarkroomstl.com.

Through August 30
MODERNISM: ART + DESIGN
Including works by Lichtenstein, Picasso, Osver, Leger; Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton; for info, call 314-993-4477 or visit www.kodnergallery.com.

Through August 30
LOCAL INSPIRATION
Works by 3 artists; Green Door Art Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, […]

ARTful Happenings August 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 15
SKIN: FIGURATIVE ART GROUP EXHIBITION
Featuring the work of 7 local artists; Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery, 2000 S.39th Street; for info, call 314-773-3935 or visit www.cathygregory.com.

Through August 16
LAURIE SIMMONS: TWO BOYS & THE LOVE DOLL
NOMAD STUDIO: GREEN VARNISH
MICHAEL STANIAK: IMG
LIAT YOSSIFOR: PRE-VERBAL PAINTING
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; 3750 Washington; for […]

ARTful Happenings August 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

July 29-October 12
EXQUISITE EVERYDAT: 18th CENTURY DECORATIVE ART OBJECTS
THE ORDINARY MUST NOT BE DULL: CLAES OLDENBURG’S SOFT SCULPTURES
RAUMLABORERLIN: 4562 ENRIGHT AVENUE
Summer exhibitions, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington; for info, visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

August 2-30
ANDY LEICHT: OBITUARY PORTRAITS
Opening reception Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m.; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, visit […]

ARTful Happenings August 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 13
BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Gallery, 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through August 30
THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK
University City Public Library Gallery, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150 or visit www.ucitylibrary.org.

August 5-September 7
RABBIT HOLE
Multi-media exhibition of works by 48 regional artists; opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Art Saint […]

ARTful Happenings August 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 13
WORKS FROM THE STUDIOS
8th Biennial Juried Exhibition; Craft Alliance Center of Art +Design, 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through September 29
FRANK SCHWAIGER: MEDITATIONS
Bruno David Projects, 1245 S. Vandeventer (The Grove); by appointment, 314-696-2377.

Through September 30
CHINESE BUDDHIST ART, 10th-15th CENTURIES
Gallery 225; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

August 1-September […]

ARTful Happenings December 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

December 1-January 16
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION X
Opening reception Dec. 6, 5-9 p.m.; Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery, 2000 S.39th Street; for info, call 314-773-3935 or visit www.cathygregory.com.

Through December 14
REBECCA NIEDERLANDER: AXIS MUNDI
MOCRA on St. Louis U. campus; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through December 24
GLASS ORNAMENT DISPLAY
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 […]

ARTful Happenings December 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through January 2
GARDEN GLOW LIGHT EXHIBIT
Wed-Sun nights through Dec. 17, nightly Dec. 18-Jan. 2, 5-9:30 p.m.; admission charge; Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw; for info, visit www.mobot.org/glow.

Through December 31
CONTEMPORARY VISION: CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Works by Maryville University Photography students, alumni and faculty; The Dark Room,
615 N Grand; for info, call 314-531-3416 or visit www.thedarkroomstl.com.

FUN THINGS TO […]

ARTful Happenings December 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through January 20
FACULTY ART SHOW
St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive; for info, call 636-422-2000.

Through February 4
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Photographs by the newly inducted Hall of Fame Class of 2016:Sebastião Salgado, Ernst Haas, Steve Jobs, Graham Nash, Thomas and John Knoll, Ken Burns and Annie Leibovitz; International Photography Hall of Fame, 3415 Olive; for info, call […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS December 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 8
CHINA: PAST & PRESENT
Photographs by Richard Sprengeler; part of the IPHF International Photography Collaborative; Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue, Belleville, IL; for info, visit www.swic.edu/theschmidt.

Through January 1
GLASS ORNAMENT DISPLAY
Windows of Craft Alliance in the Loop; 6640 Delmar; for info, visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through January 20
ANDREA STANISLAV: COSMIST RECONSTRUCTIONS
Bruno David Gallery, […]

ARTful Happenings December 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 30
SANFORD BIGGERS: BAM
New sculpture inspired by Michael Brown has been added to the Sanford Biggers exhibition; Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington; for info, visit www.camstl.org.

Through January 13
DAVID HUTSON: MEMORY & DESIRE, A PERSONAL EXPLORATION OF NEON ART
Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road; for info, visit www.laumeier.org.

Through January 20
SEEING SANTA CLAUS: THOMAS NAST’S […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS December 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 9
MONOCHROME III
All media exhibit; Framations Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, visit www.framations.com.

Through December 12
THE ART OF ME
Self portraits by 16 invited artists; St. Louis Community College at Wildwood; for info, visit www.stlcc.edu.

Through December 23
ART ST. LOUIS XXXV, THE EXHIBITION
Works by 52 regional artists; Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine; […]

ARTful Happenings February 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through March 2015
TIMOTHY WAGNER: CITY SCAPES
Maryland Height Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Road; for info, visit www.tewagner.com.

Through May 10
REGINA DeLUISE
VAST BHUTAN: IMAGES FROM THE PHENOMENAL WORLD
MOCRA, on St.Louis University campus at 221 N. Grand; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit http://www.slu.edu/x99722.xml.

February 6
MARCO BRAMBILLO: MATERIALIZATION/DE-MATERIALIZATION
Opening reception, 5-9 p.m.; Spanish language tour, 6:30 p.m.; Contemporary Art […]

ARTful Happenings February 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 14
CURRENTS 111: STEVEN & WILLIAM LADD: SCOUTS OR SPORTS?
Gallery 250 & the Alexandria & Charleston period room; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through March 31
WORKS BY MARK WITZLING, JEANNE VOGEL, PAUL BAYER
Opening reception, Feb. 5, 5:30-7 p.m.; Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Park West; for info, call 636-812-9523 or […]

ARTful Happenings February 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 5
BTWN: EVERYDAY APPLICATIONS FOR WEAKNESS
Works by Garrett Clough; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, visit www.ucitylibrary.org.

Through February 25
PASTEL PAINTING
MARY ENGELBREIT ORIGINALS
Green Door Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

Through February 28
ALL COLORS
Presented by Portfolio Gallery at St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 12 […]

ARTful Happenings February 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through February 23
ANN METZGER MEMORIAL NATIONAL BIENNIALEXHIBITION
All-media, juried exhibition; St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 12 N. Jackson Avenue in Clayton; for info, call 314-727-6266 or visit www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Through March 1
CARMON COLANGELO: INFINITE ABSTRACTIONS
BARRY ANDERSON: FRAGMENTS OF SPACE
GRASSHOPPER: DAILY LIFE
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

FUN THINGS TO DO

Through February […]

ARTful Happenings January 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through January 22
NESTS & NATURE: WATERCOLOR BY LEE WALTER
Framations Gallery, 218 North Main Street in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

January 1-February 26
FOR THE LOVE OF ART
Opening reception, January 23, 5-9 p.m.; Green Door Art Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

January 9-March 1
DESIGNATED AREAS
Collaborative exhibition between […]

ARTful Happenings January 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

January 15-March 20
INTERPRETATIONS: 15TH BIENNIAL TEAPOT EXHIBITION
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

January 15-April 3
SPRING EXHIBITIONS
Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood
Arcangelo Sassolino: Not Human
Peter Sutherland: Forests and FiresTala Madani
Arlene Shechet: Urgent Matter
Ned Vena
The Propeller Group
Opening reception, 7-9 p.m.; […]

ARTful Happenings January 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through January 7
MICHAEL JANTZEN: DECONSTRUCTING MY CHAIRS
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through January 12
PRESENCE II
Main Gallery, Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636-724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

Through January 29
MOHAU MODISAKENG
Indoor exhibit of photographs & videos by South African artist; Laumeier Sculpture Park, […]

ARTful Happenings January 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through January 18
GROUP EXHIBITION OF SMALL WORKS
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through January 26
SHAWN CORNELL: ART IN THE AFTERNOON
Norton Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend; for info, call 314-645-4040 or visit www.nortonsfineart.com.

Through May 26
RACE & REPRESENTATION: EURO-AMERICAN DEPICTIONS OF NATIVE AMERICANS & THEIR CULTURES
St. Louis University […]

ARTful Happenings January 2020

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 26JAPANESE ART OF THE RINPA SCHOOLGallery 225; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through June 7JAVANESE BATIK TEXTILESGallery 100; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

January 4-February 29EXPRESSIONS OF PURE JOYOpening reception January 17, 5-8 p.m.; Green Door Art Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

January 17-April […]

ARTful Happenings July 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through August 2
SELECTIONS FROM THE MOCRA COLLECTION
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, on the SLU campus; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through August 4
CHRONICLE FERGUSON: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SANTIAGO BIANCO
The Dark Room; 615 N. Grand; for info, call 314-531-3416 or visit www.thedarkroomstl.com.

Through August 1
2014 CRITICAL MASS: VISUAL ARTS CREATIVE STIMULUS AWARD […]

ARTful Happenings July 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through July 21
HONOR AWARDS 2016
Exhibition featuring works by 10 award-winning artists from 2015 exhibitions; Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine; for info, visit www.artstl.org.

Through September 11
SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS: TREASURES FROM THE AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
St. Louis Art Museum; exhibition admission fee; for info, visit www.slam.org.

July 5-29
QUILTED BIRD NEST
Mixed media by Gloria Douglas and quilte by Mike […]

ARTful Happenings July 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through July 12
ROBERT McELYEA: SURREALITY
THE SCIENCE OF IT ALL
Framations Art Gallery, 218 N. Main in St. Charles; for info, call 636- 724-8313 or visit www.framations.com.

Through July 27
ANN WIMSATT: KEEP IT WITH YOU
LISA BULAWSKY: EVERYTHING IS STILL HAPPENING
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through September 8
BASEBALL: AMERICA’S GAME
THE […]

ARTful Happenings July 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through July 18
HONOR AWARDS 2019
Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine Street; for info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

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

Through October 27
LEAFING THROUGH HISTORY: PLANTS THAT MAKE PAPER
Special display of sculptures by internationally-renowned origami artists; Stephen & Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden, […]

ARTful Happenings June 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

Through June 21
CHRIS D. SMITH: INTERACTION
MARTIN LANG: FOREVER UNTITLED
Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

May 30-June 22
BLOOMING ARTISTS PROJECT EXHIBITION
Local established artists mentor young artists; opening reception 6-9 p.m.; Clayton Fine Art Gallery, 21 N. Bemiston; for info, visit www.claytonfineartgallery.com.

June 1-30
UNDER THE MOON: PAINTINGS BY ANDREA VADNER
Opening reception, […]

ARTful Happenings June 2015

NEW EXHIBITIONS

June-September
NOMAD STUDIO: GREEN VARNISH
Outdoor installation; Contemporary Art Museum; 3750 Washington; for info, call 314-535-4660 or visit www.camstl.org.

June 5 – August 28
JENNY MURPHY: GOODS
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; COCA Millstone Gallery, 524 Trinity Avenue; for info, visit www.cocastl.org.

June 6-July 23
HONOR AWARDS 2015
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine Street; for info, visit www.racstl.org.

June 19-July […]

ARTful Happenings June 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through June 19
MISSISSIPPI RIVER PHOTO SHOOT OUT
Juried exhibition of Mississippi River photography; Jacoby Arts Center, 627 East Broadway in Alton; for info, visit www.MississippiRiverPhotoShootOut.com.

Through July 2
WORDS+TEXT+NUMBERS
St. Louis Artists’ Guild; 12 N. Jackson Avenue; for info, call 314-727-6266 or visit www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Through July 3
2016 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENT EXHIBITION
Featuring Jessica Andersen, Virginia Eckinger, Tamryn McDermott , Emilie Mulcahey and […]

ARTful Happenings June 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through June 22
THE EDGE OF EXCESS II
Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center in St. Charles; for info, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

Through August 11
STORIES OF IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE MUSICIANS of THE TEXAS ROOM
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington; for info, call or visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

June 1-August 12
SIMON MARTIN: MINI GOLF PHOTOGRAPHS
GOLF THE GALLERIES INSTALLATION
Playable, […]

ARTful Happenings June 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through June 21
YVETTE DRURY DUBINSKY & VICKY TOMAYKO: STEAMROLLER
TAYLOR YOCOM: ROMANCE
THOMAS SLEET: VOLCANOA (Window on Forsyth)
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through June 29
GLENDA HARES: NOW
Norton’s Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend; for info, visit www.nortonsfineartcom.

Through June 30
2019 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; […]

ARTful Happenings March 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through March 27
VILLA DUCHENSE STUDENT PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION
The Green Center, 8025 Blackberry Avenue in University City.

Through March 28
JOE CHESLA, MOMENTS OF ILLUMINATION: DRAWN FROM THE LIMINAL
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through April 11
MEGHAN GRUBB: HOUSE OF STORIES
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976.

Through May 10
REGINA DeLUISE
VAST […]

ARTful Happenings March 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through March 12
JILL DOWNEN: AS IF YOU ARE HERE
BARRY ANDERSON: FRAGMENTS OF SPACE [THE ROOM] (Media Arts Room)
T. M. MacLOWE: 2016/20,000
GROUP EXHIBITION (Project Room)
Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through March 22
VIDEO 210
Selections of video art from the collection; Gallery 210, onUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis campus; for info, […]

ARTful Happenings March 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 2
BERNARD MAISNER: THE HOURGLASS & THE SPIRAL
SIDE CHAPEL EXHIBITION: SUSAN SCHWALB, JUNKO CHODOS, Sr. HELEN DAVID BRANCATO, SUE EISLER
MOCRA on St. Louis University campus, 221 N. Grand; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through April 16
WORKS BY: NICOLA TYSON, DEANA LAWSON, KATHERINE BERNHARDT, LOUIS CAMERON
ArtREACH: I AM
Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 […]

ARTful Happenings March 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through April 6
GARY PASSANISE: TWENTY-SEVEN NIGHTS
DAMON FREED: THE CORRESPONDENCE OF COLOR
BEN BROUGH: FEMMES FATALES
PATRICIA CLARK: A MATTER OF CIRCUMSTANCES
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through April 22
SALVATORE SCARPITTA: RACING CARS
TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK: THE RE-EVOLVING DOOR TO THE MOUNDVERSE
TIM YOUD: ST. LOUIS RETYPED
STANYA KAHN: FRIENDS IN LOW […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS March 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through March 16
THIS IS US
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through April 13
PHOTOGRAPHY: OLD SCHOOL, NEW RULES
WALLACE HERNDON SMITH: PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS

Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

IDENTITY: ART BY WENTZVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS
ST. LOUIS, A MUSICAL GETAWAY: THE BALKANS, INDIA & MEXICO
SANZA SOUL: […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS March 2020

NEW EXHIBITS

Through March 14WAR TOYS: ISRAEL, WEST BANK & GAZA STRIPTouring exhibition; Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through April 11SUN SMITH-FORET: RIVERWORK PROJECTST. LOUIS, A MUSICAL GATEWAY: AFRICAMISSISSIPPI RIVER VIEWSPRINCIPAL PERSPECTIVES: THE WORK OF PHIL DURHAMCHILDREN’S GALLERY: EAST SIDE RENAISSANCEBENJAMIN PIERCE: FAIRGROUNDSSheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington; for info, visit […]

ARTful Happenings May 2013

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 11
ST. LOUIS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED EXHIBITION
Creative Art Gallery, 3232 Ivanhoe; for info, www.stlws.org.

Through May 17
ANNIE SMITH PIFFEL: ARTINI
DENZIL HAWES-DAVIS: PHOTOGRAPHY
Gateway Gallery, 21 N. Bemiston; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.gatewaygalleryonline.com.

Through May 31
ELAINE BLATT: SUSTAINABLE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Missouri Botanical Garden; for info, call 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org.

Through August 25
THE RIVER BETWEEN US […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS MAY 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 29
SILENCE & NOISE
50 multi-media works by 49 artists; Art St. Louis, 1223 Pine; for info, call 241-4810 or visit
www.artstlouis.org.

May1-June 29
A TASTE OF GREECE & MORE
Opening reception May 9, 5-9 p.m.; Green Door Art Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

May 2-June 8
ST. LOUIS COLLECTS: A PASSION FOR CONTEMPORARY […]

ARTful Happenings May 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 15
LINDA SKRAINKA: REFLECTIONS
Saint Louis University Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell; for info, visit www.slu.edu/sluma-home.

Through May 21
CARMON COLANGEL: THEORY OF NOTHING
WILLIAMS MORRIS: IMMEDIACY OF DISTANCE
Bruno David Gallery, 3721Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through July 2
ELLIPSIS
Pulitzer Arts, 3716 Washington; for info, visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

May 5-26
INNVASIVE INNOVATIONS
Opening reception, 6-9 p.m.; group show of […]

ARTful Happenings May 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 12
JAPANESE GARDEN 40th ANNIVERSARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Included with regular garden admission; Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw; for info, call 314-577-5100 or visit www.mobot.org.

Through May 15
OPPOSITIONS
The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee; for info, visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through June 1
ESTAMOS AQUI
The Gallery at Regional Arts Commission; 6128 Delmar; for info, visit www.racstl.org.

May 4-June 3
WILLIAM CONGER: THIS/THAT
MICHAEL BYRON: FRAMED […]

ARTful Happenings May 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 12
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARTS & LETTERS STUDENTS: THE BEAUTY OF CHAOS
FACULTY & BFA CANDIDATES: HUNG TOGETHER
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5952 or visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through May 21
TRANSFORMATIVE VISIONS
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Washington University campus; for info, call 314-935-4523 or visit www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.

Through May 27
BEYOND WORDS: COMIC BOOK ART
Millstone […]

ARTful Happenings May 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through May 24
THROUGH HER EYES
Grafica Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend; for info, call 314-961-4020 or visit www.graficafinearts.com.

Through June 30
GARY LOGAN: ELEMENTS
MOCRA on St. Louis U. campus; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

Through July 6
NANJING-ST. LOUIS SISTER CITY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RETROSPECTIVE
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, 3415 Olive; for info, visit www.iphf.org.

Through July
RESPECT! […]

ARTful Happenings November 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through November 28
BLAKE LITTLE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE GAY RODEO
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.umsl.edu/~gallery/ .

Through December 5
TOM HUCK: HOPELESS AMERICANA
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit www.umsl.edu/~gallery/ .

LARRY KRONE: THE BEST BEST OF EVERYTHING (through January 9)
OUR PEOPLE, OUR LAND, OUR IMAGES (Through November […]

ARTful Happenings November 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through November 25
LYING HEAVY: NEW WORKS BY JOE CHESLA
Bellwether Gallery of St. Louis Artists at The Sheldon, 3648 Washington; for info, visit www.thesheldon.org.

Through December 10
TRANSFORMATIONS: featuring VISIBLE CONSERVATION
Highlights from the MOCRA collection, plus behind-the-scenes view of conservation work; Museum of Contemporary Religious Art on St. Louis University campus; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; suggested donation […]

ARTful HAPPENINGS November 2019

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Through December 4
ROBERT LUCY ’84: RECENT WORK
Bonsack Gallery on John Burroughs School campus; for info, visit www.jburroughs.org.

Through December 31
JENNIFER COLTEN: REAL ESTATE ROW
The Luminary; 2701 Cherokee; for info, visit www.theluminary.com.

Through December 31
FEATURED CHESS SETS 2019
World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue; for info, visit www.worldchesshof.org.

Through January 12
DUTCH PAINTING IN THE AGE OF REMBRANDT
From […]

ARTful Happenings October 2014

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 11
EXPOSURE 17: NOTIONS OF THE GROTESQUE
Works by Travis Lawrence, Heather O’Shaughnessy, Edo Rosenblith; Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or email gallery@umsl.edu.

Through October 28
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: PLATINUM VISION
The Dark Room, 615 N. Grand Blvd.; for info, call 314-531-3416 or visit www.thedarkroomstl.com.

Through November 2
MARK JANKOWSKI: POLAR EYES
Installation work; Kranzberg Arts Incubator, […]

ARTful Happenings October 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 10
SHARON CALLNER: DRAWING FOR TWO HANDS
Gallery 210, UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit http://gallery210.umsl.edu

Through October 18
PAIRINGS
Works by 80 paired fiber artists; St. Louis Artists Guild, 12 N. Jackson at Forsyth; for info, call 314-727-6266 or visit www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Through November 6
ANDREW MILLNER: ROSE PARADE
William Shearburn Gallery, 665 S. Skinker Blvd.; for info, call […]

ARTful Happenings October 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through December 4
ERIKA DIETTES: SUDARIOS
MOCRA; 3700 West Pine Mall on St. Louis University campus; for info, call 314-977-7170 or visit www.slu.edu/mocra.

October 1-27
MIX TAPE
Art St. Louis; for info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

October 2-28
CELEBRATING THE BEAUTY OF UNIVERSITY CITY
Work by three winners of U.City’s plei air event; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; reception October […]

ARTful Happenings October 2019

ONGOING EXHIBITS

Through October 26
SOFT SCRUB
Works by 9 artists; The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee; www.theluminary.com.

Through October 31
JOY YARBROUGH SOLO ART EXHIBIT
Longview Farm Park; 13525 Clayton Road.

Through December 9
HOWARD BARRY: INERTIA
JANE CALVIN: CHICAGO COTTAGES
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, visit www.gallery210.umsl.edu.

Through December 15
GRATITUDE
Works of special meaning to MOCRA’s recently retired founding director Fr. Terrence Dempsey; MOCRA […]

ARTful Happenings September 2015

NEW EXHIBITS

September 2-October 29
JAZZ IT UP
Opening reception Sept. 18, 5-9 p.m.; Green Door Gallery, 21 N. Gore; for info, call 314-402-1959 or visit www.greendoorartgallery.com.

September 4-23
ANNIE SCHEUMBAUER: FABRICreations
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m.; variety of fabric media; The Gallery of University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, call 314-727-3150 or visit www.ucitylibrary.org.

Through October 8
FIBER FOCUS 2015
Juried […]

ARTful Happenings September 2016

NEW EXHIBITS

Through September 11
SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS
Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

September 16-November 5
KAHLIL IRVING: UNDOCUMENTED
Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington; for info, call 314-531-3030 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through October 23
BETWEEN THE LINES: ROY STRASSBERG & BUNNY BURSON
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar Blvd; for info, call […]

ARTful Happenings September 2018

NEW EXHIBITS

August 31-September 29
YVONNE OSEI: WHO DISCOVERS THE DISCOVERER?
JUSTIN HENRY MILLER: HUSTLE & GLO
JON HOWARD YOUNG: THIRD POST
E.R.O.: CONCRETE TAPESTRY
Bruno David Gallery; 7513 Forsyth Blvd.; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through October 21
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE 10-YR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
Craft Alliance Center for Art & Design; 501 N. Grand; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit […]

ARTful Happenings September 2019

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 26
SUMMER EXHIBITION: LIZ MOORE, MICHELLE RIGELL, ERIC WIERINGA, RYAN STRONG
Curated by Art St. Louis; free; Angad Art Hotel, 3550 Samuel Shepard Dr.; for info, visit www.artstlouis.org.

Through December 7
EXPOSURE 20: SAFE SPACES
Gallery 210 on UMSL campus; for info, call 314-516-5976 or visit gallery210.umsl.edu.

September 1-26
TIMELESS FIBERS: TRADITION & BEYOND
Opening reception 9/6, 6-8 p.m.; University […]

ARTful Happenings: July 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through July 20
A COLLECTION OF SLOW EVENTS
The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee Street; for info, visit www.theluminaryarts.com.

Through August 13
GARDEN OF GLASS: THE ART OF CRAIG MITCHELL SMITH
Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; evenings 7-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw; for info, visit www.mobot.org/glass.

July 14
LIVING ARTS IN LIVING COLOR
One-night exhibition, 5-8 p.m.; featuring work created at […]

ARTful Happenings: June 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through July 2
2017 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXHIBITION
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.

Through July 30
LEARNING TO SEE: RENAISSANCE & BAROQUE MASTERWORKS
From the Phoebe Dent Weil & Mark S. Weil Collection; St. Louis Art Museum; for info, visit www.slam.org.

Through August 4
DIEGO & FRIDA: A SMILE IN THE […]

ARTful Happenings: October 2017

NEW EXHIBITS

Through October 26
THE GOLDEN HOUR
Multi-media exhibition; Art St. Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine; for info, call 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

October 1-27
THE 2017 QUINTESSENTIAL QUILT SHOW
Works by Circle in the Square Quilters; the Gallery, University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar; for info, visit www.ucitylibrary.org.

October 6-December 1
QUILT NATIONAL ‘17
Admission $5; Gallery I, II, III at Foundry Art […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

September is a Month of Diversity of Art…

The Amherst Park Peace Festival on Saturday, September 12, 2015 is a gathering for diverse local groups in a cross-cultural event designed to promote peace and harmony. Near Skinker and Page Boulevards, the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. […]

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By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

A Consideration of Color…

Just the other day, as I was walking into a major retailer, I passed a woman exiting the store. She had blue lips. Not pale blue lips but bright, electric, royal blue lips. Otherwise, she was quite average and […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

I did a quick search of December holidays, and came up with an interesting list: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Ramadan, St. Nicholas Day, Boxing Day, Omisoka, and a few others that I did not know. The common thread among them all involved […]

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“Well, That’s Different!!”

Why do people say that when they encounter the unexpected? Of course, it’s different — that’s what makes “it” interesting! We say strange things when we don’t know what to say.

Different means interesting. Have you ever said, “Oh, it was wonderful — everything was the same […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

This Summer, Try Something
ARTfully different…

Laumeier Sculpture Park understands that even summer can get long and boring for teens. The solution? Teen Pizza & Art Night! On July 15, from 7-9:30 p.m., the 13-17 year-old crowd can enjoy an evening of creative expression and fun activities at the Kranzberg Education […]

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With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky,
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

The Hot Arts Scene Is What Makes Summer in St. Louis Cool

As Laumeier Sculpture Park continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary year, a large-scale sculpture was recently installed. Alexandre da Cunha’s Mix (Americana), 2013, was gifted to Laumeier’s Permanent Collection by the Brazilian artist and CRG Gallery, New York, […]

ArtFul Living

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Art is often equated with beauty.
Surely, art is that — but art is much, much more.

For centuries, art has questioned, inspired, drawn attention to various concerns of societies and governments —uncomfortable topics that, perhaps, only the arts can address. For example, who can stand before Goya’s “Disasters of War” […]

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With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

As the Leaves of Autumn Turn a Wonderful Variety of Colors,
the ARTS Scene in St. Louis Presents Incredible Variety as Well

Start October with a fresh outlook when PechaKucha comes to the Contemporary Art Museum on October 6. What? You don’t know about PechaKucha? Originating in Toyko in 2003, PechaKucha […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

While art often offers beauty, it sometimes gives us cause to rethink circumstance.

Throughout the centuries, artists (whether visual or performing) have used their talents to shake us a bit, to make us see things from a different viewpoint.
Currently on view in the Gallery […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

So It’s December!

Maybe the busiest month of the year as we prepare for holiday celebrations, family gatherings, shopping, cooking, end-of-year “stuff to finish,” etc., etc. My ARTful Happenings calendar, viewable online at www.TheHealthyPlanet.com.

There a myriad of ARTful holiday happenings to enjoy this month. […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

It’s a New Year! So, do Something ARTful!!

The 1967 film, “The Graduate,” has plenty of memorable lines but one classic is when Mr. Braddock (played by William Daniels), a guest at the graduation party, offers young Benjamin, played by Dustin Hoffman, this career […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

ArtFul Instruction

St. Louis is home to some absolutely incredible ARTful institutions. And maybe we residents of the area sometimes take them for gran…ed.

The world-class programs, exhibitions and performances that these institutions bring to us require funding beyond just ticket prices. Missouri Arts Council, […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Making A Change

Trained in dance at Webster University, local St. Louis dancer Rain Stippec, 26, had performed internationally, with a promising dance career ahead of her. On February 6th, she and a companion were sitting in a car around midnight in Soulard. An […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Fall Fashion And The Arts

September signals the end of summer as we round the curve into fall. Time to pull out some autumn fashion pieces! Speaking of which, if you haven’t yet seen Reigning Men at the St. Louis Art Museum, get there […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Patchwork Art: Pieced, Layered, Stitched & Stuffed

October announces autumn with color. The very hills can be described as Mother Nature’s patchwork quilt. And, with those temperatures drop, a quilt can be the thing to chase a chill.

Everybody has a favorite quilt, […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

This month, let’s talk about two ARTful spots that may not be on your radar.

Housed on Pine, in the middle of St. Louis University’s campus, is the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, better known as MOCRA. Unless you’re familiar with the SLU campus […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

?h3>What Is Good Art?

Someone recently remarked to me, “Even when I see what I know is great art, I don’t know what makes it good. I just don’t know much about art.”

That comment prompted a discussion. It caused me to realize that my […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

March is Women’s History Month

This celebration of women’s achievements throughout history grew primarily out of International Women’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1975. It was initiated on the international level, not just a local level, and not just in our country.

The […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Someone Has To Shine A Light.
Art Reaches Out To Bring Attention To Delicate Subjects

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and Maryville University join forces this month to present an exhibition that makes a statement with works by 100 artists who have crafted […]

Artful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Treat Mom To Art This Spring!

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) at 3750 Washington continues to offer creative options to experience contemporary art. Stroller Tours and Morning Play Dates at CAM give parents with little ones the chance to connect and see […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Random, but ARTful, this Summer…

It’s summer in St. Louis. The Muny is in full swing and there are outdoor concerts all over the region, plus quite a few other ARTful, random things. But isn’t that what summer is all about? It’s a time […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

August in St. Louis is Never Cool… Except For the ARTS!

After frying though most of June and July, we’d all appreciate a little bit of “cool.” The weather this month may not provide that but the ARTS definitely will.

The Texas Room, organized by […]

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Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

September signals the start of fall and the opening of autumn art exhibitions and performances. The perfect way to get back into the ARTful swing of things!!

Hats serve as an avenue to explore black history and identity in Crowns, a play by Regina […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

With the holiday season upon us,
why not make it an ARTful season?!

December is a busy time of year for everyone, and that included the ARTS. There’s lots to see and do, not to mention all of the creative arts activities going on in […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

July Defines “Summer.” Say “July” and thoughts of summer relaxation come to mind.

No school for kids, maybe a lightened work schedule for adults. The pace is slower with al fresco dinners or morning coffee on the porch. The days are long and the dress […]

Artful Living

Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

I get a lot of submissions for things to include in my ARTful Living column. Between issues, my email inbox fills up and is generally overflowing. (I’m sure trees rejoice now that we have become a paperless society!). So, I sort through all those […]

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Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Art and Fashion…

Together they create intimate art, art that can be worn, art that can be touched.

As models strut the fashion runways around the world, there’s no doubt that what they wear is cutting-edge art. Those very oh-so-haute couture creations are then tamed down a bit and marketed to […]

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With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Happy New Year!

I guess the Mayans had the wrong date for the end-of-the-world so… time for a new calendar.

There’s really something special about calendars.

I’m talking about real calendars: the paper kind that have a different picture for every month. I’ve seen some truly awful calendar art as well as […]

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With Michelle “Mike” Ochonick
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

As flowers explode with color in May, so does the ARTS scene in St. Louis!

One look at the ARTful Happenings calendar will prove how many opportunities to experience the arts fill this month.

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts presents the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Donald Judd’s multicolored works, opening […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

We’re All Still Kids In The Summer

Every month I love to write this ARTful Living column. I dig through mountains of information to bring you insights into the arts in our area. But, when it warmed up today, I realized that it’s truly […]

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With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Chalk It Up… As ART!!!

I was recently asked to conduct a class on chalk drawing. Sure, I thought, how complicated could that be? After all, I drew on the sidewalk when I was a kid, so I know about chalk drawing, right? Wrong!

It’s odd how things seem to happen […]

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“We are many but we are one”… the variety of ART

Opening on September 20 is the Quilt National 2013 exhibition at St. Louis University Museum of Art on Lindell. This biennial show includes work by artists in 27 states and 7 countries. The 85 works selected for Quilt National 2013 were chosen […]

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Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Exclusive behind the scenes look from The Healthy Planet

Sometimes I go to an exhibition or a performance without doing any homework, to just experience the art for its own sake. Still, I find the ARTistic experience is enhanced by knowing the background of […]

Artful Living

with Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Insider tips for Healthy Planet readers:

Love classical guitar? Regular readers of this column know I love the flourish of an acoustic guitar. I must have been a senorita in a past life because this is music that just “speaks” to me. St. Louisans are fortunate to have the Classical […]

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Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Third Time Is Charming…

“I suppose you know what this call is about,” said the voice on the other end of the phone. “Frankly, no, I don’t!” was my instant reply. The call came unexpectedly from Governor Jay Nixon’s office in late September. To say that it shocked me is […]

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Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Welcome 2014!

With the start of a new year comes the chance to start fresh, to try new things, to make changes in one’s life. Let ART be the vehicle to bring that innovative approach to your new year. Here are a few […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Happy Valentines’s Day to ART Lovers!

As I looked over all that’s happening in the arts this month, I was overwhelmed by the variety of exhibitions and events, from February 1st right through the 28th. But I do know that, if you love the arts, you’ll love this month!!

Dance lovers […]

ArtFul Living

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

If you’re tired of being cooped up, snowed in,
or maybe bored with your burrow,
ART is the ANSWER! Read on…

Normally, I don’t put much stock into wooly worms, or groundhogs, or any other such weather predictors (yes, sometimes that also includes t.v. weatherpeople). This year, however, when Puxatawny Phil crawled […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Spring Has Sprung On The St. Louis Arts Scene…

I don’t often use “art” and “science” in the same sentence — except for this exhibition, they do belong together perfectly. DINOSAURS IN MOTION is a fascinating, interactive exhibition at the St. Louis Science Center. Kinetic sculptures blend science and art […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Summer Is For Children

For more years than I care to count, I’ve spent summers teaching art enrichment classes. It delights me to wonder which of these budding young art enthusiasts will someday blossom into a prominent artist.

Personally, I believe that artistic skill does not necessarily correlate to age. Often […]

ArtFul Living

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

So,….go!!!

It happens to everyone: you pass a place and think to yourself, “I’ll go there sometime.” But you don’t. Perhaps you pass that place repeatedly, randomly, once in awhile or often, always with the same mental note to spend some time there, later. Maybe, you’ve been to some of the […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Arts Integration + Arts Collaboration = Good for All

Arts integration is the new buzz. It’s a sad fact that when budgets are tight in school districts, the arts are first to be reduced or even eliminated. That’s a serious mistake because we know the schools that value and […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Shop Early, Shop Often For Art & Fine Craft

Have you noticed that the “holiday season” has crept earlier? I used to think that it began after Thanksgiving but serious shoppers start sooner than that. At the very least, this month seems the proper […]

ArtFul Living

With Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky
Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Collaborations Lead To Special Art Exhibits

When a top culinary artist and a noted landscape artist collaborate, the result is bound to be something wonderful. Gerard Craft is the owner of Niche, Pasteria, Brasserie by Niche and Taste restaurants, as well as being a James Beard finalist — definitely a […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

KNOW (even just a little) before you GO

Recently, I was invited to attend a fabulous concert (in Wisconsin!) entitled, “A Violin’s Life,” featuring Frank Almond, the Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony, with piano accompaniment by the renowned Dr. Eli Kalman. Impressive musicians, […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Happy ARTful New Year, Everyone!

I love every new year, even if I do usually write the wrong year on most things for at least two months. Each new year holds such promise. Even without formal new year’s resolutions (who needs that stress?!), a […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

With Valentine’s Day at its center, February is the month of love — and we truly LOVE the ARTS!!

Each year, Missouri Citizens for the Arts, the statewide arts advocacy organization, invites art lovers from across the state to convene at its annual Citizens Day […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Life Is Better Because Of Art!

Art has made a mark on society throughout the ages. Whether grand artistic endeavors or small artistic touches, life is better because of art.

And I love to hear that the arts are STILL touching people everyday, in […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Summer is the time to kick back and relax – and in St. Louis, that means summer performances.

Missouri Botanical Garden offers its annual, free Whitaker Foundation Concert Series on Wednesday evenings. The season starts off with Terence Blanchard on June 5. Blanchard is […]

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 […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Thought-Provoking Art
Summertime ARTful experiences are sometimes breezy and light, but this month the ARTS offer up some thought-provoking samplings.

Equally Represented Arts (ERA) and Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (SATE) present Antigone, August 14-31 on Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. This marks SATE’s thirteenth year of […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Art Is In The Air!

Saint Louis Classical Guitar is well known for bringing awesome musicians from around the globe for their performance seasons held at The Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton just west of Brentwood Blvd. The 2019-2020 Great Artist Guitar Series is “Celebrating […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Autumn Arts

The Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble (SATE) celebrates its thirteenth year in St. Louis by presenting selected plays that fit their theme of “The Season of Ritual.” (Really? They’ve been here for thirteen years and you haven’t attended one of their performances? Hmmm…). […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Winter Art

Happy New Year! With this issue, I begin my 15th year as Arts Editor here at The Healthy Planet. That milestone caused me to think of how vibrant the arts are in St. Louis.

I recently returned from a trip to the Umbria […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Savor Everything, But Especially Art!

In our last issue, I promised to share a bit about my recent adventures in Italy. It was wonderful (and wine-filled!); it was breathtaking (literally: I hiked up mountains!); it was inspiring (the art and spirituality of Umbria is […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing ArtsMichelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Art Is More Than Pretty Pictures

“ ‘twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.”  — Hamlet/ William Shakespeare 

I’ve long believed that ART is […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Arts Events Could Be Impacted By COVID-19

As this goes to press, the coronavirus has been declared a pandemic and, in efforts to protect the public, events are being cancelled or postponed across the region. Things are changing by the moment so, before heading […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Let Art Online Help You Out Of The Doldrums

Much as I liked reading Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we all now agree that falling down the rabbit hole is no fun. The Covid-19 virus has kept us cooped up too long, […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Hello? Is Anyone There?

As I write this column, the “reopening” of the metro area is beginning. 

This virus is serious indeed: many have lost loved ones, suffered through the symptoms, desperately needed income, or missed precious time with family and friends. I confess to […]

ARTful Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

How Did It Get To Be July Already?For the past few months, writing this column has been surreal: the ARTS are participatory, so closely connected to the audience. Yet, from the beginning of social distancing, it has been the ARTS that have held […]

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St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing ArtsMichelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

The St. Louis community is rich in the arts. Now it’s up to us to keep those ARTS viable.

Jessica Henthoff, Artistic/Executive Director of Circus Harmony (www.circusharmony.org ), may have described this time perfectly in a recent message she sent: “We feel like we are […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Please note: As scheduling can be unexpectedly altered in response to COVID-19 concerns, kindly verify all listed events at the provided websites.

Although COVID-19 halted many performances, Karlovsky & Company Dance presents two outdoor performances, to restore live dance to our community as we […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Please note: As scheduling can be unexpectedly altered in response to COVID-19 concerns, kindly verify all listed events at the provided websites.

And just how did it get to be OCTOBER already???

It’s a long, hard road since March, when the things screeched to a […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Please note: As scheduling can be unexpectedly altered in response to COVID-19 concerns, kindly verify all listed events at the provided websites.

I’ve been applauding the loudest for the ARTS in our community, for the creative ways to keep us all ARTful and […]

ARTful Living

ARTful LivingSt. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing ArtsMichelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Please note: As scheduling can be unexpectedly altered in response to COVID-19 concerns, kindly verify all listed events at the provided websites.

December delivers special traditions everyone loves. But this year is different –REALLY different. None of us needs to be reminded of […]

ARTful Living

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky; Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Gerry Brooks is an elementary school principal in Lexington, Kentucky. He knows firsthand about teaching and has spot-on insight about the challenges to staying safe in COVID-time. His 3-minute videos, usually recorded in his car, have made me double-over with laughter on dark days during the past year […]

ArtFul Living

Art In The Age of COVID-19

By Michelle “Mike” OchonickyHealthy Planet Arts Editor

photo: Karlovsky & Company Dance premieres INTERWOVEN.

March 2020 seems like eons ago. It remains incomprehensible that we still find our lives dominated by COVID-19. Just yesterday, I received notice from my county’s health department advising me that I could make my vaccination appointment. Unfortunately, […]

ARTful Living

By Michelle “Mike” OchonickyHealthy Planet Arts Editor                  

Photo Caption: “Orbit” by Nancy Grimes; Maturity & Its Muse exhibition at Art Saint Louis

If there’s anything we’ve learned during covid-19, it’s these two things:

It’s important to physical and mental health to GET OUTSIDE.It’s important to mental health to discover […]

Artful Living – May 2017

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

So Where Are Contemporary Artists?

Bruno David Gallery presents an exhibition this month featuring the works of five contemporary—but very different—artists. “This/That” is the first solo exhibition of paintings by William Conger. He investigates formal non-representational abstraction (“This”) nuanced by the suggestion of […]

ArtFul Living – St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Bouquet of the Arts

While spring steals the show this month, bringing grand variety of plants to new life and flowers to bloom, check out this bouquet of the ARTS!

Bush honeysuckle may be spell misery to gardeners, especially those with larger-scale property, but artist Dale Dufer has an ARTful way of dealing […]

ArtFul Living – St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

“Juliet, Juliet, wherefore art thou?”
In the Glen of Forest Park, June 1-24, of course!

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis opens its 18th year with the beloved Romeo and Juliet, directed by Elena Araoz, critically acclaimed New York-based director of opera and theater. Said Araoz, “Romeo and Juliet is such a timely story for […]

ArtFul Living – St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Be In The Know This November!

Art has always spoken out on the tough topics. Throughout history, art in all its forms has served as a voice, as a catalyst, as an inspiration, as an empowerment. From stirring musical works to emotion-evoking paintings, art has never shied away from taking a stand […]

ARTful Living: Art Appreciation In Difficult Times

By Michelle “Mike” OchonickyHealthy Planet Arts Editor

Photo Caption: Every Thing and More, clay works by Patti Chalmers at Craft Alliance.

Today we face more concerns than any one of us could ever imagine. I started to write, and rewrite, this column more times than I can count, distracted by too many constantly changing current events.  It’s […]

ARTful Living: Music’s Place In History

ArtFul Living: October Is Outstanding!

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing ArtsBy Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

The William Shearburn Gallery, located at 665 S. Skinker, hosts Andrew Millner’s latest body of work, entitled “Rose Parade.” Millner explores the natural world, with particular attention to the relationship between art and nature, between the natural and the artificial.
Millner photographs his […]

ARTful Living: Plenty Of Arts To Experience In October

By Michelle “Mike” OchonickyHealthy Planet Arts Editor

Hurry to see:

The Best of Missouri Market returns to Missouri Botanical Garden, October 1-3. Buy directly from the makers. www.mobot.org.

Color Within the Lines, an exhibition of works by Robert A. Ketchens, at St. Louis Community College Wildwood’s Gallery of Contemporary Art before October 8.

“Everyone loves to be scared, right?” […]

ARTful Living: September Events May Need Proof Of Vaccination

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Photo Caption: Acorns, acrylic by Mike Ochonicky.

It may still be warm but September signals the end of summer. Back in 19-oh-never-mind, the school year started after Labor Day. The sidewalks of the neighborhood where I grew up were lined with huge pin oaks. By the start of school, […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Great music and great dance add up to a great month!

St. Louis welcomes Stephane Deneve as he begins his first season as the new Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. The multi-lingual conductor, who lives in Brussels, Belgium with his wife and 10-year old daughter, promises exciting performances. While […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

World Art

As Arts Editor here at The Healthy Planet, I get lots of info about ARTful exhibitions in our area. But I also get a lot of information about the arts in other places around the world.

I am out of the office as this issue goes to press. Actually, […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Cool Art In Hot August

The mere mention of “August” forms heat waves in my brain. Maybe the arts community is wise when it comes to weather, because there are lots of cool performances and exhibitions on the schedule.

Regular readers to this column may know that I am an artist, specializing […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Art Is All About LOVE!

A few years ago, I visited Le Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal. The LOVE sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana, 1964, outside the museum entrance made me smile. It’s an iconic image, seen everywhere when it was created, a statement of its era. In a […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Spring Into Art In St. Louis

The ARTful opportunities for this month have filled our ARTful Happenings calendar!

This month promises that spring is just around the corner (well, at least that’s what Puxsutawny Phil predicted), the “green” of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will sprout everywhere, and March 14 will mark my […]

Artful Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Fresh Art… Spring Has Sprung

Although the winter has been less harsh than some years, we still welcome daylight savings time, daffodils, and fresh art. Spring has sprung!!

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents Gigi Scaria: Time, April 16-August 14. Aptly named, the multimedia exhibition encompasses photographs, films and sculpture inside the Whitaker Foundation Gallery […]

ARTful Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

The Art is Outdoors

This June!

Revel in the ARTful atmosphere of Missouri Botanical Garden with this year’s Sensational Summer Nights, every Thursday evening starting on June 2. From 5-8 p.m., visitors can experience the garden with all their senses: floral-inspired cocktails and light fare available for purchase at Sassafras restaurant becomes the […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

March is Women’s History Month

This year, more than ever, it’s time to put the spotlight on WOMEN in the arts.

Said painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), “The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” Artist-instructor Hans Hofmann gave a “compliment” to […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Let’s Focus On Festivals This Month

Opera Theatre of St. Louis, supported by PNC Arts Alive, presents Opera Tastings on April 18 – 23. Check out this concept: Participants in this “culinary concert” series, a 90-minute event, are led through music from across the history of opera through live performances from […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Summer in St. Louis is all about performances, and you’re gonna love this summer’s ARTful entertainment!

Just before the beloved Muny Season begins, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis reigns in Forest Park. This year’s production of The Winter’s Tale opens at 8 p.m., on Fri., June 2, at Shakespeare Glen, just across from […]

ARTful Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Keep Your Summer ARTsy!

The beloved Muny is in full swing and free outdoor concerts-in-the-park abound around town. Find a complete list of July ARTful Happenings at TheHealthyPlanet.com to keep your summer ARTsy!

What’s a village to do when a May Queen is needed and the purity of their young women is in […]

Artful Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

No matter what holiday you celebrate, this season is a special time for family, friends and memories. 

We think of times past, of family members and friends who are faraway or, perhaps, gone from our lives. But, for too many people, those memories are limited or lost.

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Art may not intend to be political, but somehow art does seem to get tied to politics.

Recently, I’ve been reading about the art of the Renaissance, and how deeply it became entwined with the politics of that era. The artists of the Renaissance, although wanting to just express their creativity, became […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Meet Me In Brussels, Meet Me At The Fair

There’s a fascinating exhibition, “Lost and Found,” at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles through June 21. It strikes a particularly personal and coincidental chord with me this month.

A couple of years ago at a consignment shop, Jeff Phillips found more than […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Three—no, FOUR Cheers for the ARTS in St. Louis!

Between connecting flights on a few trips, I’ve had some time to spend in Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, in The Netherlands. Most travelers consider time spent in an airport as b-o-r-i-n-g. Not so at Schiphol. In fact, art-lovers may feel cheated if they […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

The American Arts Experience

The American Arts Experience began as a grassroots effort to raise awareness of the many, many aspects of the arts throughout our country. For 17 days this October, arts organizations and institutions present exhibitions, performances, concerts and all the other wonderful ARTful events that happen in our […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

What’s New In The St. Louis ART SCENE for 2015?

Maybe it happened to you over the holidays: you were at a party and someone asked you, “So, what’s new?” And maybe your response was, “Oh, not much. Same old-same old, you know.”

Right. It happens to everyone.

That is exactly the […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

The ARTS Are Important, In Many Ways!

Much of what we know about earlier cultures comes to us through the art left behind by those peoples. Art speaks to us from across the centuries. Today, we enjoy plays, concerts, dance performances, exhibitions, museums, festivals and everything else that falls under the broad […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Mystique, music, hot jazz –
find it all this month

The very mention of the Salem Witch Trials conjures mystique. What was reality and what was imagination? How could an entire village, and beyond, become involved in what history has come to recognize as mass hysteria instigated by a group of teenage girls? […]

ArtFul Living: St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts

By Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Art For All!

An evening at the theatre is always special. Live performance, whether a play, opera, dance or concert, has no match. Likewise, viewing an actual work of visual art, up-close and personal, is memorable. (It’s amusing to note that when viewing the Mona Lisa, one hears whispers in multiple […]

ArtFul Living: Summer in St. Louis is Synonymous with Performances

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

Local parks offer free concerts; the Shakespeare Festival enlivens Forest Park for the 15th year, followed by the Muny’s marvelous season. Circus Flora again brings family fun to Grand Center under the Big Top through June 28 with its wonder-filled performances. These St. […]

ARTful Living: There is an Art to Living

By Mike “Michelle” Ochonicky Healthy Planet Arts Editor

Photo Caption: Sunset at the River, photograph by Ruth Harrigan.

Like all of us, during the social isolation compelled by COVID-19, I did a lot of thinking. I came to recognize that life can be truly artful, despite circumstances beyond our control that may impact it. I lost four […]

Artist Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky and Students of McCluer South-Berkeley High School Selected to Create Missouri’s Ornaments to be Included in the 2014 “Pathway of Peace” in President’s Park

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that artist Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky of Eureka, Mo., and the students of McCluer South-Berkeley High School in Ferguson, Mo., have been chosen to design and create ornaments to be included in the 2014 Pathway of Peace in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. […]

As Autumn Arrives, Wrap Yourself in ART!

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

From September through November, the St. Louis region (and beyond!) welcomes Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 (IT19). Exhibitions, workshops, and lectures abound with collaborations of over 45 organizations and venues in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, plus westward to Columbia, Missouri […]

Ashtanga Yoga

By Sat Inder S. Khalsa

Ashtanga Yoga; this may bring to mind the eightfold philosophy of yoga or possibly a classical yoga discipline consisting of powerful asanas dynamically liked together with the breath. I’m here to discuss the latter.

I began this practice in 2000 and quickly realized that it was for me, being the first physical […]

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Probiotics after Antibiotics and Natural Help for Healthy Nails

Q: I just finished a round of antibiotics and my doctor recommended that I supplement with some probiotics. How long should I do this?
A: I am so happy to hear that your doctor suggested probiotics, aka friendly flora. Whenever you […]

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Natural Relief From Insects and Which is the best form of calcium?

Q: I spend a lot of time outdoors in my garden and I just keep getting bitten up by mosquitoes and chiggers. I don’t want to use insect repellant because I feel they are not good for you. I’ve tried some of the natural […]

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What Do B Vitamins Do Specifically? What To Do About Heavy Periods?

Q: I feel it is important for me to take a B-Complex daily, but I would really like to know what each of the B vitamins do specifically. Can you give me a breakdown?

A: Great question. I also feel that a B-Complex is […]

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Q: Does zinc really help when you have a cold?

A: Zinc is an essential trace mineral that contains several immune-boosting nutrients which help strengthen the body’s defenses against respiratory infections, such as the common cold. It is also anti-viral and activates T-cell and natural killer cells for antibody production. If you have a […]

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How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?

Q: I am totally confused about how much vitamin D to take. Isn’t too much bad for you?

A: Great question. The RDA for vitamin D is 400 IU’s/day. However, recent studies by the Institute of Medicine have determined that those values are low. The new recommendations are […]

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What vitamins should I start taking first?

Q: I really want to start on a vitamin program, but I am totally overwhelmed as to what I should be taking. What are some suggestions to help me stay healthy?

A: Congratulations! By asking that question, you have taken the first step in staying healthy and guarding […]

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Herbal Remedies For PMS & Colic

Q: My 17 year old daughter has PMS every month, and I’m not sure what I can do for her. She is extremely moody and complains of breast tenderness. I don’t want her to start taking hormones. What can she do?

A: I highly recommend Evening Primrose Oil (EPO). […]

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What Is Chlorella?
How about something for congestion?

Q: Is Chlorella good for you and can I take it on a daily basis?

A: Chlorella is quite possibly the world’s most nutrient-rich food. It contains more than 20 different vitamins and minerals and provides an abundance of naturally occurring beta carotene. It is also one of […]

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Herbal Fiber Cleanse, High Blood Sugar

Q: What can an herbal fiber cleanse do for me?

A: First of all, everyone needs fiber. The recommended dietary fiber intake ranges between 30 and 35 grams per day. Most people only consume about 25%. Fiber provides benefits such as detoxification, proper bowel elimination, weight management, lower cholesterol, improved […]

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Fish oil for kids?
What enzymes should I take?

Q: Should I be giving my children fish oil?

A: Fish oil is a great supplement to add to your child’s diet. Fish oil has come a long way in the taste department. Not only are there great tasting chewable forms, it also comes as a delicious […]

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Magnesium & Calcium?
Tea Tree Oil For Earaches?

Q: Do I need to take magnesium along with my calcium, or can I just take it by itself?

A: You always want to take magnesium along with your calcium supplement. Whenever you are deficient in magnesium, the absorption rate and metabolism is greatly diminished, and prevents the […]

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Any Advice for Spider Veins or UTIs?

Q: Lately, I have noticed spider veins forming in my legs. I am afraid they will turn into varicose veins. Are there are any herbs that may help improve this condition?

A: Spider veins, which are very common, often lead to varicose veins. This is considered a venous […]

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Advice for Dry Eye Syndrome

Q: I have dry eye syndrome. What causes this and are there any supplements that may help this condition?

A: Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem, particularly among peri and post-menopausal women. The eyes have ocular layers that make up the tear film. There are three different […]

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Something for that holiday weight Gain?

Q: The holidays were good to me; however, they were not good for my weight. I put on a few extra pounds that I would really like to get off quickly. Is there anything I can do that is safe but effective?

A: You are not alone! Everyone gets […]

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What’s the Scoop on Oil of Oregano and Valerian Root?

Q: I keep hearing about Oil of Oregano. What is so great about it?

A: Oil of Oregano is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and an anti-oxidant. It is one of the most powerful immune boosters there is. It is much more powerful than echinacea or goldenseal. […]

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Got information on Vitamin K? Gastritis?

Q: How will I know if I have a Vitamin K deficiency and what is Vitamin K good for?

A: Symptoms of Vitamin K deficiency are mainly easy bruising and bleeding, such as bleeding gums, nosebleeds, blood in the urine or stool or heavy menstrual periods. There are two […]

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What can I take to keep my heart strong?

Q: Heart disease runs in my family. I want to make sure that I do everything possible to keep my heart strong. Besides exercising and eating healthy, what else can I do?

A: You are very smart to realize that you must be proactive in your […]

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Any Info on B-12 and Remedies For Leg Cramps

Q: Can you tell me why there is such a price difference in purchasing B12? It seems to come in many different forms also. I was told I was low in B12 but I’m not even sure what it can do for me.

A: Did you […]

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What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
Is There a Non-Drowsy Antihistamine?

Q: Can you tell me what Alpha Lipoic Acid is and what it is used for?

A: Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a vitamin-like coenzyme. It is referred to as “universal”, because it is both fat and water soluble. This means that it can neutralize free […]

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Need help for: Skin Problems? Anemia? Constipation?

Q: My teenagers all seem to have problems with their skin; acne, blackheads, etc. What can they do to really make a difference by using something natural?

A: Skin problems can be caused by a variety of reasons. Typically, there is some sort of imbalance in the body. […]

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Health Benefits Of: Dandelions, Blueberries, Grapes and Acia Berries

Q: I love drinking dandelion tea and I even enjoy dandelion leaves in my salad. What kind of health benefits do I get from dandelions?

A: Dandelions are actually quite nutritious and have been used to treat a variety of health problems. The entire plant is […]

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What Is 5-HTP and are Antacids Unsafe?

Q: What exactly is 5-HTP and how does it compare to tryptophan?

A: 5-HTP is the amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan. It is the step between tryptophan and the brain chemical called serotonin. 5-HTP is better used because tryptophan must be converted to 5-HTP before it can be metabolized to […]

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I’m Tired All The Time. Will Green Coffee Bean Extract Give Me Energy?

Q: I am tired all of the time. I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately and I am worried that I am just worn out. I take a good multivitamin but that is not really making me feel […]

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What is there for stress & sleep?

Q: I heard that Ashwagandha is good for helping to relieve stress. What exactly is it?

A: Ashwagandha is an Indian herb, which is known as the ìginsengî of Ayurvedic medicine. Supplementing with ashwagandha over time can improve the body’s response to daily stress. Think of it as a […]

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What is There For Holiday Stress & Winter Dry skin?

Q: My skin gets so dry during the winter months. What can I do to help prevent the itching and scaling?

A: Cold air outside and dry warm air inside usually does make our skin dry. Using a humidifier helps a lot, but there are […]

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After the holidays, what can I do to get back on track?

Q: I hate to admit this, but I totally over indulged over the holidays. I am feeling bloated, sluggish and really tired. Now that the holidays are over, what can I do to help get back on track again?

A: Many people will […]

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What About Calcium and Magnesium Supplements?

Q: If I already take a calcium supplement that contains magnesium, should I take additional magnesium?

A: That depends on a number of factors. A majority of the population is low on magnesium. The RDA for magnesium is 300-420 mg. per day, although 500-600 mg. per day is recommended […]

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By Cathy Schram

Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Minerals

Q: I have heard that taking apple cider vinegar is really good for you, but I just can’t stand the taste. Does it come in a pill form?

A: Yes! You are in luck. There are capsules that contain apple cider vinegar powder that are very effective. Typically, one […]

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Natural Diuretics
Fingernails & Health

Q: I feel like I have been retaining a lot of water lately. Are there any natural diuretics that may help?

A: Yes. There are actually a number of herbs that are classed as diuretics. There are many reasons you may be retaining water. Tissues hold water when they are damaged through […]

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Something Natural For Pain Relief?

Q: I am a runner, therefore, I always have aches and pains, not to mention leg cramps at various times. My knees bother me the most. Do you have any suggestions for pain relief?

A: Indeed I do. First, let’s talk about why you are probably experiencing the pain. You […]

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What Are Adaptogenic Herbs?

Q: I have been stressed out more than usual. A friend said I should take an adaptogenic herb. What does that mean?

A: There is a class of herbs known as adaptogens. This means that by taking them, they allow your body (mainly the nervous system) to adapt to any and […]

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By Cathy Schram

Are There Herbs For Night Vision & Burping?

Q: I have noticed lately that I seem to be having trouble seeing while driving at night. Are there any supplements that can improve my vision?

A: Actually, there is an herb that has been studied and has been shown that it does have many benefits for […]

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What To Do About Colds and Shingles?

Q: My kids seem to always get colds at the beginning of the school season. Is there something that I can do to do help prevent them?

A: The key to prevention is to keep the immune system strong so that it can fight off anything that starts […]

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Weight Loss…
Cholesterol…
Sinusitis…

Q: Is African Mango used for weight loss or cholesterol control?

A: Actually, both. African Mango, aka Irvingia, has been shown to improve body weight and to reduce waist and hip circumference. It has also been shown to be helpful in reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The fruit has a high-soluble fiber […]

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Morning Sickness & Insomnia When Pregnant

Q: I just found out that I am pregnant. I do take a lot of vitamins and herbs. I am worried about morning sickness and insomnia because I had those problems with my last pregnancy. What can I take that might help me?

A: Congratulations! What an exciting time […]

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Herbs & Vitamins For Eye Health

Q: I am a senior citizen and I take very good care of myself, however, I am worried about my eye health. A lot of my friends have macular degeneration. What can I do to help prevent this from happening to me?

A: Macular degeneration is the leading cause […]

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By Cathy Schram

Herbal Help For Smoking Cessation

Q: My New Year’s Resolution is to finally stop smoking. Any advice?

A: That is a great resolution! Whether you are dependent on your cigarettes or just simply enjoy them, either way, they are not healthy for you or the people around you. Nicotine acts as a stimulant on the […]

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Heart Health Supplements

Q: Since February is Heart Health Month, what supplements can I take to help protect my heart?

A: Cardivoscular disease is a huge problem in this country. You are very smart to think about protecting your heart and prevention rather than waiting until the unthinkable happens. Of course, exercise and diet play […]

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How Important Is My pH Level?

Q: How important is it to test my pH? Should I test my urine or my saliva?

A: It is very important to test your pH (potential of hydrogen). This should be the foundation of your health-building program. It is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a […]

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What Can I Do For Spider Veins & Poison Ivy?

Q: Summer is coming and I can’t wait to wear shorts. However, I am starting to notice several spider veins forming in my legs. What can I do to help improve this condition?

A: Spider veins, which are very common, often lead to varicose veins. […]

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Cathy Schram

Blood Sugar & Fatty Food Issues…
What Can I Do?

Q: Do you think Berberine will help me with my blood sugar levels?

A: Berberine has been used for many years to help control blood sugar levels. There have been many studies and clinical trials using berberine not only for diabetes, but for high blood pressure and […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Summer Sinus

Q: My wrist has been hurting and my hand is numb and tingles. Could I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

A: What you described are indeed symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnels are conduits of bone and connective tissues that encase the bundles of nerves and tendons in the […]

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Chlorella: The World’s Most Nutrient-Rich Food

Q: What is Chlorella and can it be taken daily?

A: Chlorella is quite possibly the world’s most nutrient-rich food. It contains more than 20 different vitamins and minerals and provides an abundance of naturally occurring beta carotene. It is also one of the highest natural sources of chlorophyll, […]

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Difference Between Grape Seed Extract & Pycnogenol? Benefits of Vitamin B-6?

Q: What is the difference between Grape Seed Extract and Pycnogenol?

A: Both of these are rich sources of flavonoids, antioxidants which protect against free radicals that damage cells and tissues. It is obvious where grape seed extract comes from, but what about Pycnogenol? […]

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By Cathy Schram

A Healthy Liver – When To Take Supplements

Q: I have recently been on a variety of medications and I am very concerned about the health of my liver. What can I do to protect it?

A: Your liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. Its job is to filter […]

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Vitamin C and Essential Oils For Better Health

Q: I know that Vitamin C is good for you. How much should I take per day to ward off illness?

A: Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of our most studied vitamins. Long ago it was determined that scurvy was found to be […]

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What About A New Year Detox Cleanse?

Q: My New Year’s Resolution is to do a good detoxifying cleanse for my body. I ate way too much junk over the holidays and it is time to do something good for myself. What should I focus on?

A: What a great way to start the new […]

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What Can I Take To Prevent A Heart Attack?

Q: Since February is Heart Health Month, what can I do to protect myself from a having a heart attack?

A: Cardiovascular disease is a huge problem in this country. You are very smart to think about prevention rather than waiting until the unthinkable happens. Of […]

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Probiotics and Antibiotics

Q: Should I take a probiotic while taking an antibiotic or wait until I’m finished with the full course?

A: Actually, the answer is both. Did you know that 70% of the immune system is located in your digestive tract? We have over 100 trillion “good” bacteria in our bodies that aid […]

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Olive Leaf Extract & Irritable Bowel (IBS)

Q: I use Olive Leaf Extract whenever I start to feel a cold coming on but I was wondering if it has any other health benefits?

A: Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) has some pretty amazing health benefits. The olive leaf is full of plant compounds called polyphenols,which have […]

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What Can I Do For Dry Eye Syndrome?

Q: I have dry eye syndrome. What causes this and are there any supplements that may help this condition?

A: Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a very common problem, particularly among peri and post-menopausal women. The eyes have ocular layers that make up the tear film. There […]

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What Can I Do For ADD and Optimal Brain Function?

Q: My child is really struggling with being able to focus and seems to be very anxious. I am afraid he has ADD. What are some natural things I can do to help him?

A: ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder seems to one of the […]

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Should I Take A B-Complex For A B12 Deficiency?

Q: I was told that I have a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Can I just take a B-Complex, or will I need to take a separate B12? What is the difference?

A: Taking a B-Complex will not be enough B12 if you are deficient. B-complex is a […]

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Why Should I Have My pH tested?

Q: Why is it important to test my pH?

A: In order to stay or get healthy, your pH must be correct. pH (potential of hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The lower the pH number, the more acidic the solution is. […]

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Kids’ Colds & Coughs

What is 5-HTP?

Q: Now that my kids have gone back to school, they keep coming home with either a runny nose, cough or a cold. What can I do to help prevent them from getting sick?
A: You are not the only parent going through this dilemma. The kids just seem […]

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What Can I Do For Fever Blisters and Cold Sores?

Q: Every winter, I have a huge problem with fever blisters or cold sores. I even get them inside of my mouth. They are very painful. Any suggestions?

A: Fever blisters, cold sores or canker sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus. Unfortunately, […]

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What’s A Good Vitamin/Herb Regimen For The New Year?

Q: My New Year’s resolution is to begin a healthy vitamin/herbal program. The problem is, I don’t know where to begin. There are so many choices. It is all very confusing to me. What would you suggest that might get me started?

A: I am so […]

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What To Do For Colds and Congestion

Q: If I take Echinacea every day, will this prevent me from getting a cold?

A: Although Echinacea is considered one of the best-known, safe immune strengtheners available, you should not take this herb on a daily basis. It is typically recommended to take at the first sign […]

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Best Way To Take Supplements? Parasite Cleanse?

Q: Should I take my supplements with food or on an empty stomach? What’s the best time of day to take them?

A: It is best to take a multivitamin/mineral supplement with meals because nutrients help the body to better metabolize food for energy and they are more […]

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What Calcium To Take?
What About Rescue Remedy?

Q: I am a 55 year old woman in good health. I believe I should be taking calcium but I am so confused as to which type of calcium to take. What is recommended?
A: Women over the age of 50 should be adding 1,000 – 1,200 mg […]

Ask The Herb Lady: Herbal Remedies For Constipation & Allergies

With Cathy Schram

Q: I have a problem with constipation. If I have a bowel movement three times a week, I feel lucky. What can I do to help?

A: Constipation is a serious problem in our society. Having only a few bowel movements per week is very unhealthy. At lease once a day is normal. If […]

Ask The Herb Lady: Natural Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

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Q: My allergies are driving me crazy. My eyes keep watering and I feel like I sneeze constantly. Besides never going outside, are there any natural remedies that might help me?

A: I guess we are called “the allergy capital” for a good reason. You are not alone in your suffering. Whenever we are […]

Ask The HERB LADY: What To Do About Spring Allergies?

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Q: I can tell spring is coming. My allergies are already acting up. Any suggestions?

A: Happy Spring! The trees are budding, the grass is green and the spring flowers are blooming. You can smell it in the air. But of course that may not be such great news for the allergy sufferers. The […]

Astrology & Your Evolving Self Workshop Feb. 17

By Dr. Gail Cloud, DC

Our astrology charts are made up of symbols which eloquently describe us, how our minds work, our strengths, our weaknesses (physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual), our early wounds and also our remedies as to how we can use these elements for our evolution. In other words, our charts are a […]

Astrology And Your Evolving Self

By Dr. Gail Cloud, DC

Our astrology charts are made up of symbols which eloquently describe us, how our minds work, our strengths, our weaknesses (physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual), our early wounds and also our remedies as to how we can use these elements for our evolution. In other words, our charts are […]

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

By Rebecca Maynard Patient Care Advocate

For most of my life I thought I ate pretty clean. I ate according to the food pyramid; made sure I washed my fruits and veggies, and only occasionally allowed myself to entertain my Rolo & Cherry Coke addiction. For the most part, I was a steak and potato kind of […]

August Family Travel Imposes Concerns for Pet Care!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

School semesters start just around the corner. Early August is often a final chance opportunity for families to travel one last time this summer. Obviously, there will be decisions made regarding the care of their pets. Do they stay or do they go along?? What are pet owners’ options and considerations?

If […]

August Happenings

August 11Weaving 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, […]

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Medical Hypothesis for Parasites Influencing Autism

by Simon Yu, MD

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and repetitive or stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autism is considered the most severe form of ASD. Milder forms are known as Asperger syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).

The causes of autism/ASD are unknown and controversial. Is […]

AutismOne on Healing Autism: Accidental Cure by Optimists

by Simon Yu, MD

Accidents happen. We accept the reality of them as is and we usually move on. On the other hand, accidental discovery is another story. For some people, they ask questions like, “why me?” Or keep asking for a deeper meaning: Is this really an accident or a message to understand? An accident […]

Autumn Family Activities

By Crystal Stevens

Autumn is the perfect time to be outside. The air is crisp and fresh. Vibrant colors are everywhere. Our winged friends are making great migrations. Wildlife is abundant and busy scurrying about, collecting and storing food for winter. This region has a wonderful array of outdoor activities to choose from.

Nature walks
This area has […]

Autumn Time At Edg-Clif Winery & Brewery: Harvest Moon Wine Dinner Oct. 11

Edg-Clif to host the Harvest Moon Dinner with Edg-Clif Wines and Craft Beer. Make your reservation NOW for Oct 11th, 2019, 6:30pm, to join in this fabulous event with 5 courses to include Vension Burgundy, local artisan cheeses used in appetizer, chestnut cauliflower soup, Pear and candied walnut salad, seasonal root vegetables, and Harvest Cake […]

Autumn’s Child – A Musical Smoothie To Fill The Sheldon

by Mya Duran

Autumn has always been a creative season for musician Mark Holland. Having named his musical project, Autumn’s Child partly based on this fact.

There was also the influence of color and texture that is found in nature contributing to the naming of his group as well.

Not just coincidence there is also musical color […]

Autumn’s Child 20th Anniversary Performance at The Sheldon Oct. 27, 2015

“A soul’s journey filled with wonder and grace and an abundance of groove.” This description of Mark Holland given by didgeridoo master, Ash Dargan, sums up Holland’s 20 year journey with the Native American Flute.

A celebration of 20 years of the music of Autumn’s Child will take place October 27 at The Sheldon Concert Hall […]

Autumn’s Child At The Sheldon Nov. 19

Autumn has always been a creative season for musician Mark Holland. Having named his musical project, Autumn’s Child partly based on this fact .

There was also the influence of color and texture that is found in nature contributing to the naming of his group as well. Not just coincidence there is also musical color and […]

AVMA and What They Want To Do With Raw Food Diets

by Ava Frick, DVM, CAC

By the time you see this it may be too late.  On August 2 or 3, 2012, the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) will vote to adopt a policy against raw feeding of cats and dogs. The resolution to be voted on titled POLICY ON RAW OR UNDERCOOKED ANIMAL-SOURCE PROTEIN IN […]

Avoid Alzheimer’s Through Diet

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and research continues to prove that diet and exercise can play a huge role in preventing this unfortunate disease, which affects more than five million Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is now so prevalent that it is the sixth leading cause […]

Avoiding the Heartache of Heart Disease

By Asia Muhammad, ND

Did you know that heart disease has been the #1 killer of Americans since the 20th and currently 21st century except the year 1918 where influenza killed more people? Heart disease is multifactorial and commonly results from chronic poor dietary and lifestyle choices. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for approximately 1 in 3 […]

Back To School Pet Basics

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Students are racing back to school during August and September each year. Whether you are heading to junior or senior high school; or, onward to college, there are considerations regarding pet management, and more.

First of all, note that many times, changes in our home schedules may directly impact our pets. Your […]

Back To School Pet Basics!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Students are racing back to school during August and September each year. Whether you are heading to junior or senior high school; or, onward to college, there are considerations regarding pet management, and more.

First of all, note that many times, changes in our home schedules may directly impact our pets. Your […]

Back To School Pet Basics!

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Students are racing back to school during August and September each year. Whether you are heading to junior or senior high school; or, onward to college, there are considerations regarding pet management, and more.

First of all, note that many times, changes in our home schedules may directly impact our pets. Your […]

Back To School Pet Basics!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Students are racing back to school during August and September each year. Whether you are heading to junior or senior high school; or, onward to college, there are considerations regarding pet management, and more.

First of all, note that many times, changes in our home schedules may directly impact our pets. Your […]

Back To School Tips For Cleaner Air

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

With the summer season over, children across the region are now settling into their back-to-school routines. If you’re one of the many parents who drive their children to school each day, now is a great time to consider other transportation options that can help reduce the emissions that lead […]

Back-To-School Nutrition

By James E. Meyer, Nutrition Specialist,
University of Missouri Extension

As a new school year approaches, parents should be reminded of the important role nutrition plays in assuring kids a successful school year. Nutrition and learning go hand in hand. Kids who are nutritionally fit are more likely to have the energy, stamina and self-esteem that enhance […]

Backyard Bird Feeding During Winter Months

By Steffie Littlefield
Garden Heights Nursery

Many Gardeners find that feeding the birds is a rewarding and enjoyable hobby in the midst of chilly winter weather. Watching the wild birds feed and setting–up feeders is also a great family activity. These easy winter bird feeding tips can help you make the most of your feeders during the […]

Baileys’ Restaurants’ Commitment to Sustainability & St. Louis

By David Bailey, Proprietor

We all know that food is a basic necessity, but we often lose sight of its importance in creating social bonds, social well being, and social stability. Growing communities through social events and gatherings is also very important to us. For example, over the last three years alone, we have raised more […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company Offers 2,000 Varieties of Vegetables, Herbs & Flowers

By Kathy McFarland

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is a family owned and operated distributor of non-GMO, open-pollinated seeds. The company offers nearly 2,000 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers—the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the USA. Baker Creek also carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 1 & 2

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is excited about its biggest festival of the year. The 16th annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 1 and 2. The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in the year 2000 has grown to 10,000 attendees each […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 3-4

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds celebrates spring again with its 15th annual planting festival. Browse through thousands of varieties of plants and learn how to grow them with our “Star-Studded” cast of acclaimed speakers. Join 10,000 gardeners at rural America’s premier event of seeds, plants, music, culture and the celebration of historic American gardening spirit. Enjoy […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 5 & 6

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is excited about its biggest festival of the year. The 19th annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 5 and 6. The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in the year 2000 has grown to more than 10,000 […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 6 & 7

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 Mon-day, 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 […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 7 & 8

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is excited about its biggest festival of the year. The 17th annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 7 and 8. The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in the year 2000 has grown to 10,000 attendees each […]

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Hosts Spring Planting Festival May 7 & 8

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is excited about its biggest festival of the year. The 17th annual Spring Planting Festival at Bakersville Pioneer Village near Mansfield, Missouri, is Sunday and Monday, May 7 and 8. The event that started with a small gathering of gardeners in the year 2000 has grown to 10,000 attendees each […]

Balaban’s Offerings Include Poached Monk Fish Well Paired With a 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

By Celia Henson
Healthy Planet Destinations Editor

Out and About St. Louis Missouri…

I had the pleasure of dining at a little unknown place (at least to me it was) called Balaban’s.

Balaban’s is located at 1772 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield Missouri at the corner of Baxter and Clarkson.

In the front of the restaurant it appears to be more […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Balancing the Brain for Better Health!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health!

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Disabilities and chronic pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all […]

Bark In The Park – May 18

Now Includes 5K Run & Pancake Breakfast

The Humane Society of Missouri and Purina ONE® present Bark in the Park, the largest dog festival in the Midwest! The annual event will be held Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Cricket Field in Forest Park.

New this year! In addition to the 1-mile Walk for Animals and […]

Bark in the Park – Raising Dollars For Dogs May 16

Bark in the Park has been Raising Dollars for Dogs for more than 20 years! The Humane Society of Missouri’s largest fundraising event, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefitting HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as an individual, form or join a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking […]

Bark In The Park Set For May 18

The 26th annual Bark in the Park will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Cricket Field in Forest Park! Presented by Purina, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking friends, […]

Bark in the Park, May 21 Raising Dollars For Dogs

Bark in the Park has been Raising Dollars for Dogs for more than 20 years! The Humane Society of Missouri’s largest fundraising event, Bark in the Park is a 5K Run, One-Mile Walk and Pet Festival benefitting HSMO’s Animal Cruelty Fund. Register as an individual, form or join a “Pack” and raise dollars by asking […]

Barriers To Better Being

By Don Fitz

It seems like every plan to improve the environment is met with barriers that get in the way for a month, a year or a century. November Green Time episodes delve into surmounting some of those barriers, including criminalization of medical marijuana, power grid disruption, misuse of water, or misuse of land.

Are there […]

Battlefield Acupuncture in St. Louis: Chicago and St. Louis Energy Medicine Conferences

By Simon Yu, MD

Unknown to most medical communities in St. Louis, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) held their annual conference in St. Louis in April 2015. Several hundred medical doctors from around the world with all different medical specialties attended the conference.

The theme of the conference was: “Medical Acupuncture. Ancient Roots. Modern Applications.” […]

Battlefield Body in an Age of Pandemic II: Enlightenment and Wisdom

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

It can be said that enlightenment is not so much about achieving it, but in letting go of all of the things that no longer serve you, it brings you back to who you truly are. Throughout your life you celebrate the day of your birth, each time adding one year […]

Battlefield Body in an Age of Pandemic*

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

“He who sweats more in training bleeds less in war.” 

 – This is the Spartan warrior creed. 

A fitting thought for how you can protect yourself during the era of Covid-19 and beyond. Specifically, before you enter a battle it is a good idea to know the terrain so that you can respond […]

Be A Compliant Pet Owner!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

The onset of spring reintroduces exposure to many new challenges to our beloved pets as they begin to explore our yards and woodlands. Thereby, it turns out to be a usual time for a majority of pet owners, to receive reminders for our pets’ annual examinations and routine health care. I […]

Be A Compliant Pet Owner!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

The onset of spring reintroduces exposure to many new challenges to our beloved pets as they begin to explore our yards and woodlands. Thereby, it turns out to be a usual time for a majority of pet owners, to receive reminders for our pets’ annual examinations and routine health care. I […]

Be A Compliant Pet Owner!

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

The onset of spring reintroduces exposure to many new challenges to our beloved pets as they begin to explore our yards and woodlands. Thereby, it turns out to be a usual time for a majority of pet owners, to receive reminders for our pets’ annual examinations and routine health care. I […]

Be A Guardian, Not A Gardener

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

These were the words in a recent Instagram post by my favorite garden designer, Mary Reynolds of Ireland. Mary was the youngest person ever, age 28, to win a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in London*. Her garden made of Irish soil, rabbit droppings, trees, stones and meadow plants was […]

Be a Part of the Future of Food at The MOA Conference in February

By Crystal Stevens

The Missouri Organic Association (MOA), a non-profit all volunteer organization, is gearing up for its 6th Annual Conference on February 5th, 6th and 7th at the University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Springfield MO. Participants are comprised of farmers, ranchers, scientists, health officials, and consumers who want to learn more about the foods […]

Be Inspired and Take the Path of Least Resistance

By Jon Patrick Frieda

Have you ever been inspired into action? Truth be told, all of us have likely been inspired before in our lives. Do you know what inspiration actually is? How would you describe it? Think about that for a moment. Inspiration is actually a process by which we become mentally stimulated to feel […]

Beating the Heat This Summer to Help St. Louisans Breathe Easier

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

While the region continues to respond to the ongoing pandemic, and fewer automobiles on the roads are keeping emissions at bay as many workers continue to telecommute to minimize the spread of COVID-19, warmer temperatures are signaling a higher risk of poor air quality conditions in the bi-state area. […]

Beautiful Bean Salads

By Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Summer in St. Louis can get unbearably hot, and the last thing you might want to do is spend a ton of time in a hot kitchen. Fortunately, bean salads are a great way to enjoy fresh, delicious summer produce with a nutritious pantry staple […]

Beauty is the Manifestation of HEALTH

By Linda Hoff

Beauty is being true to yourself. Are you being true to yourself? What is the one thing you know to be true, but are afraid to admit? Is there an area of your life in which you are feeling stuck? That’s were a holistic health coach can help. A health coach offers support […]

Become A Backyard Host At The Fifth Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour June 14

Winter: the season of seed catalogs and graph-paper layouts, garden books, websites, and classes like those offered by the Audubon Society and Gateway Greening last month. But spring always returns and before you can say “late frost” it will be time for the Fifth Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour!

A grassroots event, the Sustainable Backyard Tour is […]

Become an Official Lazy Gardener: Leave Your Garden Messy for Wildlife

By Linda Wiggen Kraft
Healthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

There are many kinds of lazy gardeners. Most of us have been lazy gardeners from time to time. But to be an “Official Lazy Gardener” you need to make an online pledge* to the Habitat Network stating you will: “leave your garden messy for wildlife and not […]

Becoming A Modern Explorer

By Kat Golden, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Member

My eyes flickered under the blinding incandescent glow of airport lights. Yawning isn’t how one expects to begin an expedition, yet as I sank into my seat I felt a weight pull down on my eyelids. It was 4:30 am on Monday, November 26th; my last thoughts before falling […]

Becoming One: All Of Us Matter

Meditation and Astrology of our Times Zoom Event July 25

By Dr. Gail Cloud, D.C.

You are invited to a zoom event of meditation and astrology. In this event we will begin with a 45-minute guided meditation. Afterwards we will look at aspects of our charts which shed light on how we each use our minds, how […]

Bee the Change… Bee-cause!

There’s less buzzing in our world. About 40% less bees thanks to a variety of challenges. Parasites, loss of habitat and poor management practices play a role. But, exposure to pesticides is one that impacts both bees and other wildlife. One special group, neonicotinoids, is a special class of insecticides related to nicotine.

‘Neonics’ became popular […]

Beekeeping Classes Offered

Beekeeping Classes Offered At Maritz,
February 9, Sure To Be Abuzz With Activity

Do you keep bees? Have you ever wanted to learn how to keep bees?

The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association will offer courses for both beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri.

Prominent scientists […]

Beer & Food Pairings At Llywelyn’s Pub: From Traditional To Light & Delicious

bstrong>By Tom Behnen
Llywelyn’s Pubs Director of Operations

4 Hands Divided Sky Rye IPA and Shrimp Curry
It only makes sense that an India Pale Ale would go well with Curry. Our Curry is a bit on the sweet side so it balances well with the dryness that the Rye in this particular IPA brings. The IPA style […]

Behind The Scene Bees: More Important Than Ever (part 2)

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Native bees are the unsung heroes of pollination. Their relatives, the European honeybees, get most of the attention and press about the need to save bees. But it is the native bees, also pollinators and way more important in the job of pollinating that most of us know, who also need our […]

Believe It or Not…You Need Cholesterol!

by Rosa Kincaid, MD

Cholesterol, the soft, waxy substance in your bloodstream and also present in every cell of your body is vital to life. Cholesterol has a bad reputation and it is time to better understand this crucial molecule. Cholesterol is present in the membranes of all cells, it is the precursor to all hormones, […]

Benchmarking Jam Feb. 25

Get Hands-on Help to Benchmark Your Building’s Energy Use

By Johanna Schweiss, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

No matter where you live, work, play, or worship, we’re all looking to reduce costs. And if cost reductions also lower environmental impacts, well you can sign me up! Energy conservation cuts your utility bills while also lowering your […]

Benchmarking Jam: Get Hands-on Help To Benchmark Your Building’s Energy Use

By Johanna Schweiss,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Have you recently participated in a fundraiser for your house of worship, your favorite nonprofit or your children’s school? Budgets are tight, and all of our institutions are rightly asking for community support. But there’s a way to reduce operating costs that some organizations may not have […]

Beneficial Insects As Pest Control

by Randy Greene

Beneficial organisms attack pests, not people, plants, or pets. Beneficials are not pesticides; they need some lead time to work. They should be used as part of an integrated system of pest management which also includes fertilizing, hygienic cultural practices, planting pest-resistant varieties, inter-cropping, proper irrigation, monitoring, tapping, ect. For maximum effectiveness, beneficial […]

Benefits Of Infrared Saunas

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

You may have heard about the wonderful health claims of the infrared sauna: anti-aging abilities, detoxification, weight loss, and more. However, like with most treatments, you may be wondering if these claims are really just a bunch of hot air. In the case of infrared saunas, the truth is quite the […]

Benefits of Owning A Water Feature

Enhanced landscaping improves property value, and water features make your property stand out from the rest. A fountain in the front yard provides curb appeal, while a backyard pond increases a home’s value much like a deck or patio. The sound of a water feature drowns out noise from traffic or neighbors. In addition, water […]

Benefits of Sun Exposure: Vitamin D

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. One in eight people will get some form of skin cancer during their lifetime and one in fifty will get melanoma. This makes skin protection important for everyone. However, sun exposure is tricky because you need sun exposure to make […]

Best Foods For Cancer Prevention

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Unfortunately, we’ve probably all been touched by cancer in some way or another, whether it be from a personal struggle with the disease or knowing a friend, colleague or family member who has suffered from it. While there are many factors involved in cancer development, […]

Best Pets For College

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

College is upon us and depending on our living conditions, many students look for appropriate pets to keep close to their heart.

Humans bond with animals, and vice versa. At home, we may have traditional pets like dogs and cats. However, as students head for college, they often search out a replacement […]

Best Pets For College

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Our kids are preparing for college right about now, and for those newbies entering freshman dorms, or elder classmen or women planning life in an apartment or even a rental home, pets are always a consideration. Why not? We all love our family pets, and they provide us a genuine sense […]

Best Pets For College

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Our kids are preparing for college right about now, and for those newbies entering freshman dorms, or elder classmen or women planning life in an apartment or even a rental home, pets are always a consideration. Why not? We all love our family pets, and they provide us a genuine sense […]

Best Pets For College

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Many kids are off to college right about now, and for those newbies entering freshman dorms, or elder classmen or women planning life in an apartment or even a rental home, pets are always a consideration. Why not? We all love our family pets, and they provide us a genuine sense […]

Best Pets For College

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Our kids are preparing for college right about now, and for those newbies entering freshman dorms, or elder classmen or women planning life in an apartment or even a rental home, pets are always a consideration. Why not? We all love our family pets, and they provide us a genuine sense […]

Best Playgrounds Can Be Found Right Here In St. Louis

By Jessica Hoagland 

I’m going to make a bold hypothesis: Saint Louis has the best playgrounds on the planet. 

Let’s start with Forest Park. Much bigger than Central Park in New York or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, it’s America’s most beautiful urban park. Forest Park is a historic natural playground all its own, even without […]

Best Reblooming Daylilies In The World

Considered the best repeat blooming Daylilies available, mature plants are known to produce over 400 flowers in a year!

By Ann Lapides

Sugar Creek Gardens
From the Netherlands comes EveryDayLily Daylilies, the longest blooming, heaviest blooming daylilies available. These long-lived perennials are loaded with outstanding characteristics including:

Bloom continually from late spring through fall.
More beautiful flowers, longer blooming period […]

Best Tasting Tomatoes

By Abby Lapides
Sugar Creek Gardens

One of the greatest joys of gardening is picking a fresh tomato off the vine and taking a big bite. My favorites:

SUN SUGAR – Voted #1 Best Tasting Tomato at the Missouri State Fair. Some say ‘Sun Sugar’ tomato is the world’s sweetest tomato. Abun-dant, candy-sweet orange cherry tomatoes, with high […]

Bethel Lutheran Church is First House of Worship to Earn ENERGY STAR Certification in Missouri

By Johanna Schweiss,
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

I am excited to announce that Bethel Lutheran Church, located in University City, is the first worship facility to earn ENERGY STAR Certification in Missouri! ENERGY STAR Certification recognizes efficient energy use in buildings. With an ENERGY STAR score of 81, Bethel Lutheran Church outperforms 81% of worship […]

Better Buildings Through Benchmarking

By Johanna Schweiss, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter

These days, our ability to collect and analyze data is revolutionizing our lives. A fitbit can remind me to move and tell me details about my sleep. A budgeting app can remind me that I probably should hold off on a big […]

Better Buildings Through Benchmarking!

By Johanna Schweiss,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

These days, our ability to collect and analyze data is revolutionizing our lives. A fitbit can remind me to move and tell me details about my sleep. A budgeting app can remind me not to buy that extra cup of coffee. The more we know about any […]

Better Parenting Through Awareness & Self Care

By Vera Gabliani, Ph.D.

Developing your skill as a parent is an ongoing process that benefits from a thoughtful focus. So many of us are busy and preoccupied with just getting through our day that we forget to be present and actively choose the way we are in relation to our children.
So here is a gentle […]

Big Whack Theory: Invasion of Parasites, Bacteria, Virus and Fugus

By Simon Yu, MD

Have you ever heard of the Big Whack Theory? Most people have heard of the Big Bang Theory to explain the creation of the universe 13.8 billion years ago. The Big Bang Theory was developed in 1929 based on Edwin Hubble’s observation that the distance far away galaxies were moving away from […]

Bio-Cybernetics and Energy Medicine Conference In Saint Louis Sept. 13-15

by Simon Yu, MD

The 8th International Medical Conference on Bio-Cybernetics and Energy Medicine is being held in Saint Louis, MO on September 13-15, 2013 at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel (See iamconf.com for details).

Medical professionals from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. The conference is sponsored by Prevention and Healing Clinic and The Foundation for Applied […]

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures impact us. There are two different components that contribute to biochemical individuality.

First, the genes inherited from your parents and ancestors determine physical […]

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures impact us. There are two different components that contribute to biochemical individuality.

First, the genes inherited from your parents and ancestors determine physical […]

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures impact us. There are two different components that contribute to biochemical individuality.

First, the genes inherited from your parents and ancestors determine physical […]

BioMat: A Quantum Health Tool That Helps 1,800 Medical Symptoms & Conditions

by Clint Raymond Willett

How is your health? Really, how is it?

What are the tools in your health toolbox for improving your health? What are the ingredients in your health recipe for your optimum health? Do you have the energy and health level that you would like to have now?

The Biomat is a quantum health tool […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas

Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Far Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

by Clint Willett,
Far Infrared Medical Foundation

The Far Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

Biomats & Infrared Portable Saunas: Quantum Tools for Your Health, from A to Z

By Clint Willett,
Infrared Medical Foundation

The Infrared Biomat helps with 1,800 Medical Issues from A to Z, with the Biomat’s technology based on a Nobel Prize In Medicine. The Quartz Enhanced Biomat allows the Infrared to gently go into your body 6-8 inches, whereas most all other Infrared Devices and Saunas only go 1-2 inches into […]

Bixby’s Announces Extended Summer Hours With $7 Bottomless Cocktail Special

Check Out Bixby’s New Look

Bixby’s, located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, will stay open until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer. Take advantage of the restaurant’s extended weekend hours with Bixby’s Bottomless; guests enjoy bottomless cocktails for $7.

Savor the weekends with friends and family, sipping refreshing drinks and experiencing […]

Blessed Opportuni-Teas: My Travels To India In Search Of Heritage Tea Farms

By Kateri Meyer/Traveling Tea

When I founded Traveling Tea more than 10 years ago, I hoped some day I would visit farms and meet the hard working people who create fantastic teas. I met Rajen Baruah in 2016 at World Tea Expo when he received an award for helping small farmers find voice and opportunity in […]

Blood, Blood and More Blood

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Some days I feel part veterinarian and part vampire. No, I’m not sucking the blood from my poor defenseless patients. But I do draw blood from many of them with a needle and syringe and then send the blood to the lab for analysis. Animal Health & Healing is a very small […]

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? […]

Blu Room Wellness Center Relocates;

Invites You To Visit Historic Washington, Missouri

Washington MO is a charming river town located only 45 minutes from St. Louis. Washington is known for antiquing, bed and breakfast inns, nearby wineries, and Spa Day’s. 

Did you know that the Blu Room Wellness Center has recently moved to 6 E. Front street directly across from the Amtrak […]

Boeckmann Family Takes Sustainable Approach To Farming

by Denise Boeckmann

Boeckmann Family Farm, located in Loose Creek, Missouri, is owned and operated by Denise and Chris Boeckmann along with our four children, Rae, Eric, Kristen and Paul. Our farm produces All-Natural Grass-Fed Beef utilizing a management intensive rotational grazing system with high quality forages.

For twenty five years, we raised poultry under a corporate […]

Boeckmann Farm Is A Family Affair

By Nancy Smith

Chris and Denise Boeckmann and their four children, Rae, Eric, Kristen and Paul represent the 2nd and 3rd generations on their farm in Loose Creek, MO. In 1963, Chris’s father purchased the farm and moved his young family there. He had been one of 13 children on the farm in Koelztown in South […]

Bone Up on Calcium for Strong Bones

by Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

We’ve all heard by now that getting enough calcium and vitamin D in our diets is important for building and maintaining strong bones, and these nutrients play other vital roles in keeping our bodies healthy. Growing up, you were probably told to drink your milk […]

Boost Your Immune System With Elderberry Syrup This Cold & Flu Season

By Crystal Stevens, Author, Teacher, Artist, Farmer

Cold and flu season is right around the corner. Give your body an immune boost with elderberry syrup. Not only do elderberries offer amazing immune support, but they are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Hippocrates called elderberry “the peoples medicine chest” because elderberry was used to treat […]

Born To Enchant Your Garden

By Abby Elliott
Sugar Creek Gardens

From the outstanding Elizabeth MacGregor Nursery in Scotland comes the Swan Anemone Series. Like their magnificent namesake, Swan Anemones stand out above all others. Their spectacular blossoms and prolific flowering bring exceptional grace and beauty to the garden. Exquisite nodding flowers with icy white faces and violet blue undersides adorn the […]

Bountiful Fall Gardening

By Crystal Stevens

Gardening is something that is typically associated with spring and summer but fall gardening can be very bountiful, especially if you enjoy a myriad of fresh greens and roots. It’s not too late to plant a fall garden. If you have a large garden space that gets plenty of sun, prepare your space […]

Braces vs. Adjustments: Teeth & Spines Take Time To Realign Properly

By Dr. Brenda Kingen

Why do people accept that braces take months/years to fix crooked teeth, but assume ONE adjustment should fix a lifetime of subluxated vertebra?

Anyone who has ever had braces knows how long it can take to move teeth. That perfect smile doesn’t just happen. An orthodontist slowly applies pressure to move the teeth […]

Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback Training: Reboot Your Old Brain as a New Improved Brain?

By Simon Yu, MD

Can you reboot and reprogram your old brain as a new improved brain? The new neuroscience of brain mapping and neurofeedback training has been successfully used to treat ADD/ADHD, addiction, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, brain fog, chronic pain, depression, epilepsy, insomnia and sleep disorders, learning disabilities, memory loss, and even […]

Breakthrough the Programming: Are You Playing the Victim, Villain or Hero In Your Own Life

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

When we are born, we do not know fear. The only thing that we may fear is that our mother may not feed us, or that she may put us down. From the time that we are born, until approximately the age of seven, we are significantly influenced by the world […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: How Do You Prevent Breast Cancer?

By Linda Weber Spradling

The subject of risk and screening for breast cancer is very complex and controversial even among medical professionals. More women are getting breast cancer and they are getting it at younger and younger ages. Most breast cancers occur in women with no known risk factors. How can you find peace of mind?

Hormone […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Offers Foundation For Optimal Health

By Jaime Zografos

I am Jaime Zografos and I found my true purpose in life about four years ago after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I learned that life is much bigger than me and that I am here to help people when they are unsure of what they need. I was 39 years old […]

Breathe Easier With Houseplants

By Abby Lapides

Houseplants do much more than add decoration to the home; these hardworking beauties can help improve your quality of life.

In the early 90s the NASA that landed a man on the moon – released a study about air filtering houseplants. According to NASA one of the best air purifiers, mother-in-law’s tongue (pictured), also […]

Bringing a Vision to Life: Serving as a Missouri Green Schools Support VISTA

By Stacey “Parker” Parker, Missouri Green Schools AmeriCorps VISTA

For my 50th birthday last year, I visited a nephew who resides in New York City. Like me, he left the comfort of his home to seek out adventure, and to live his dream. I spent the last 20 years as an assistant professor and working in […]

BStrong4Life: Strength-Balance-Bone Health Seminar Oct. 15

By Dr. Brenda L. Kingen

We all know that exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle, yet a very small percentage of our population can commit to an effective and consistent fitness program over time. We have also learned through research that high intensity training, actions that stress muscle and bone at peak levels, […]

Building Energy Awareness Ordinance Compliance Deadline Nears

By Johanna Schweiss,
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

In January of 2017, the City of St. Louis’s Board of Alderman unanimously passed the Building Energy Awareness Ordinance, joining Chicago and a long list of other cities in adopting a policy requiring large buildings to track and share their energy and water use.

The Building Energy Awareness Ordinance […]

Building Forward: Regional Green Building Challenges and Successes

By Paul Todd Merrill,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

The US economy appears to be moving along at a good clip – unemployment is low; construction activity is strong and companies are recording record profits – how can the green economy and green design and construction continue to keep pace with this growth?

We have made much sustainability progress […]

Building Green? Think Existing!

by Cynthia Smith, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Program Committee & Architectural Woodwork Corp. 

More often than not, people don’t seriously consider existing buildings when they choose to build green. This choice would require fighting against our human nature to value things that are shiny and new more than things that are old. In other words, construction from the ground […]

Building Materials – Why They Matter

Discussion July 9 At Chapter Meeting

by Diane Beaver, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Program Committee Member

We find ourselves in an ever changing world of information and thought processes with regard to the way we live and the spaces we inhabit. How can we make sure these interior environments are safe? Are we doing the best we can […]

Busy Schedule — Easy Meals

By Mariella Funk, Certified Chef
Nutrition Education Director
Operation Food Search

Fall is a busy time of year. Many people are rushing around between work and extracurricular activities, going to school or picking kids up from school. Ever feel like making dinner is a chore? That putting a healthy meal on the table after getting home is the […]

Butterflies & Bees Need Our Help (part 1)

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Butterflies (especially Monarchs), bees (honey) and bees (native), along with other insects are dying for our help. Their dying isn’t just a figure of speech, it is a documented fact that insects urgently need our help.

The challenge of gardeners now, is to grow plants that bring butterflies, birds, bees, insects and life […]

Butterflies In Your Garden

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

Attracting butterflies to home gardens is part of the work of the North American Butterfly Association. To help homeowners figure out exactly what butterflies need to survive and thrive in a home garden, they recently published a 288-page book that gives detailed information about how to create habitat that supports butterflies in […]

Call For Sustainable Yards For Backyard Tour June 12

The Sustainable Backyard Tour returns for the sixth year on Sunday, June 12.

A free, grassroots, self-guided tour of residential yards (front and back!) throughout St. Louis city and county, the tour showcases a range of green living practices, including low-impact lawn care, composting and using recycled materials, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, gardening with native […]

Call For Sustainable Yards!

Sustainable Backyard Tour Returns June 10

A free, self-guided tour of residential yards throughout St. Louis, the tour showcases a range of green living practices, including low-impact lawn care, composting and using recycled materials, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, gardening with native plants, water conservation, and renewable energy.

If your backyard is green or you know someone […]

Call For Sustainable Yards!

By Terry Winkelmann

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the Sustainable Backyard Tour returns for the 9th year showcasing green living practices, including low-impact lawn care, composting and using recycled materials, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, gardening with native plants, water conservation, renewable energy and much more. If your backyard is eco-friendly, and located in St. Louis […]

Call To Reason

By the Master of Wisdom,
through Benjamin Creme,
8 November 2014

The time is soon coming when men will realize that the most important problem facing this generation is the ecological imbalance which threatens vast areas of Earth. As you know, men are divided as to the extent of this problem but unless their attention is squarely fixed […]

Call Upon Your Future Self

©2012, Kimberly V. Schneider

A new year just began, so you may be thinking about how to “do it better” from now on. Maybe you’re looking for the secret for becoming that person you will someday be — that wiser, future self.

Here’s a surprise for you: no matter what’s happening in your life, you haven’t been […]

Calling All Angels: 32nd World Peace Day December 31

By Jeannie Breeze

I am Calling All Angels, celestial and terrestrial, because we need help here on Planet Earth! Now, more than ever, we need to LOVE ONE ANOTHER, to feel compassion for all our relations, to bless those who curse us, and to BE the change we want to see in the world.

One of the […]

Can a Mattress Be Eco-Friendly?

You can have a conscience as green as the sky is blue, but it’s still hard to sort out what’s real and what’s “greenwashing.” Some terms are vague and some evidence is fuzzy. Let’s look at different ways mattresses are described, so you can sort out what’s real and what’s just a pale shade of […]

Can a Mattress Be Eco-Friendly?

You can have a conscience as green as the sky is blue, but it’s still hard to sort out what’s real and what’s “greenwashing.” Some terms are vague and some evidence is fuzzy. Let’s look at different ways mattresses are described, so you can sort out what’s real and what’s just a pale shade of […]

Can Technologies Threaten Our Survival?

by Don Fitz

Technology can turn from humanity’s salvation to its nightmare as toxins spew into the air and water, undermining biodiversity, exhausting natural resources and contributing to climate change. Water is vital to our survival. But the Earth’s supply of fresh water is being seriously compromised.

In the first show of the series, Bob Criss, of […]

Can You Answer Life’s Big Questions?

Can You Answer Life’s Big Questions?
What’s Next? Where Am I Going? How Can I Get There?

by Shannon Casey Falkenstein
Executive & Career Coach

“Figure out who you are; then do it on purpose.” –Dolly Parton

What will your life look like in September? Can you imagine smelling the first crisp scent of fall and realizing that another summer has […]

Can You Use Hypnosis?

Attend the Heartland Hypnosis Conference to Learn How Hypnosis Can Help You

By William Mitchell M.Div., BCH, CI

When people find out that I am both a Protestant Minister and a Hypnotist, they want to know what can be done with Hypnosis. Most people immediately think of the entertaining hypnosis stage shows. However, Hypnotism is much more […]

Cancer Control Society’s Cancer Convention: Back to the Future by going Back to the Past

By Simon Yu, MD

The 42nd Annual Cancer Control Society’s Cancer Convention (CCSCC) was held in Los Angeles August 30 – September 1, 2014. This convention reminded me of watching the popular movie, “Back to the Future” from the 1980’s with Michael J. Fox. A time-travelling car changed his character’s future by coming/going back to the […]

Cancer is a Metabolic Disease as if Cancer is Metabolic Parasites: Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D. on Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Therapy

by Simon Yu, MD

The Ketogenic Diet has been used, with great success, since the 1920’s by John Hopkins Hospital and the Mayo Clinic for the management of brittle diabetes and seizures. However, it has not been a widely accepted standard medical therapy after the introduction of insulin and seizure medications. It became a less known, […]

Cancer Is An Infectious Disease as if Cancer is Metabolic Parasites: Evolution and Degeneration of Biology of Cancer Cells

By Simon Yu, MD

Mr. Tim Guilford, MD from California recently e-mailed me a Research Paper Review Article from Oncotarget titled, “Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types: Treating cancer like an infectious disease.” This research paper, published in January 2015 came from, and was funded by, the University of […]

Canine Ehrichiosis

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Canine Ehrlichiosis is a worldwide tick-borne disease caused by the rickettsial organism Ehrlichia canis.

Ehrlichia lives and multiplies inside ticks. Rhipicephalus sanguineus is the tick that transmits Ehrlichia to dogs. Other hosts for the disease include wild canids and cats. These ticks love warm climates but are considered nonseasonal. Ticks are tough and […]

Capture The Magic

By Abby Lapides

Photo Caption: Little Red Head Indian Pink, Spigelia

While working in my garden I was struck by the indescribable magic some plants possess. These plants enchant our flowerbeds, turning ordinary gardens into awe-inspiring sanctuaries. I would like to share these with you and hope you enjoy these wonders as much as I do. Read […]

Cardiac Testing And Treatment At Forefront Of Kincaid Wellness & Anti-Aging Program

by Dr. Rosa Kincaid, M.D.

I have been a vegetarian since 1973. I started because I truly believe that animal flesh would not benefit me physically or spiritually. There is no struggle in it for me and I have learned, over the years, to not be too pushy in suggesting that my patients go meat-free, forget […]

Cardiometabolic Health – The Functional Medicine Way

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

An estimated 47 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiometabolic disorders, putting them at an increased risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include hypertension, high fasting blood sugar, abnormal lipids, abdominal fat, high triglycerides, lack of exercise and smoking. The more risk factors you […]

Caring For Backyard Birds All Year Long

By Mitch Leachman
Executive Director
St. Louis Aububon Society

Most people think only of birdfeeders when it comes to helping support our backyard birds. While feeders do provide supplemental food nutrition for a variety of common bird species, water and shelter can be even more valuable to the birds. Further, native plants are an exciting and sustainable way […]

Caring For Your Pets While You Are Gone

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

August is a common time for families to attempt a final vacation prior the coming school season. People call our clinic asking about boarding references again and again. It is important to educate pet owners to their options in caring for animals while they are gone.

One first option that I […]

Caring For Your Pets While You’re Away

by Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

August is a common time for families to attempt a final vacation prior to the coming school season. People call our clinic asking about boarding references again and again. It is important to educate pet owners to their options in caring for animals while they are gone.

One first option that I […]

Caring Solutions Helps Developmentally Disabled

Story by Sally Troutman Boyd

Here’s an interesting exercise: Do you know anyone—relative, friend, someone in your community or from your past—who has a developmental disability?

Chances are that you do.

A developmental disability is mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury, autism, a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction or any other mental or physical impairment […]

Cataracts In Dogs

By Teresa Garden, DVM

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in dogs. Visual impairment may be difficult for owners to assess. Dogs are able to compensate for vision loss from slowly progressive cataracts. They certainly compensate well with unilateral cataracts. The three most common types of cataracts we see in the dog are genetic, […]

Cauliflower: A Culinary Captivator

By Kari Hartel, RD, LD
Program Coordinator, Cooking Matters, Operation Food Search

Although kale seems to have been the trendy “it” vegetable over the past few years, it may have some competition this year. Cauliflower is poised to become the next hip veggie in 2015, which is fantastic considering the plethora of health benefits it provides. Cauliflower […]

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 […]

CBD Relieves Pain, Reduces Inflammation, Promotes Relaxation

By Tiffanie Jones, ND

CBD (cannabidiol) is found to reduce inflammation in the body, which takes pressure off nerves, and helps to relieve pain. Cannabidiol is one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in cannabis and is legal in all 50 states because it is derived from industrial hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC. It […]

Celebrate Earth By Re-engaging With It And Become More Aware Of Your Surroundings

By Jon P. Frieda, MBA

There is much that we can learn from our planet. In fact, our senses are the practical ways by which we interpret the world around us. This body language is integral to our survival as a species on this planet that we call Earth. Consider the amount to which we override […]

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

By Crystal Stevens

Eat local, organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables – know your farmer! 

Join a CSA Farm.

Shop at your local farmers market regularly.

Grow a garden. Try growing and preserving at least 25% of your own food. Growing a garden can be super easy and highly rewarding. Container gardening is an option for those who lack […]

Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Sunset Hills

Saturday, April 16 come for FREE FAMILY FUN! Join in on celebrating the beauty of nature at a family fun event for all ages! The celebration kicks off at 9:30 am on Saturday April 16, 2015 and will be held at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 South Lindbergh.

As in prior years, the Earth Day […]

Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Sunset Hills April 8

Saturday, April 8 come for FREE FAMILY FUN! Join in on celebrating the beauty of nature at a family fun event for all ages! The celebration kicks off at 9:30 am on Saturday April 8, 2017 and will be held at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 South Lindbergh.

As in prior years, the Earth Day […]

Celebrate Energy Efficiency Day By Taking A First Step!

By Johanna Schweiss,
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

One of my favorite days of the year is fast approaching – Energy Efficiency day is October 2nd!

Energy efficiency has a huge role to play as we work to meet our climate goals. The EPA estimates that the average building wastes about 30% of the energy it […]

Celebrate Family and Nature at Innsbrook

Fall has firmly settled in around us and the peace of the season can be felt in the crisp morning air, heard in the crunch of the leaves and seen in the wildlife preparing for winter. For more than four decades, St. Louis-area families have expressed their surprise and delight at the absolute serenity that […]

Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week May 3-9 With St. Louis Composting

St. Louis Composting invites you to join in celebrating International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), May 3-9, 2015. This year’s theme is “Be Loyal to Your Soil- Compost!” This fits in perfectly since 2015 is also the International Year of the Soils.

“Healthy soil is the foundation that ensures working farms and ranches become more productive, resilient […]

Celebrate Missouri Trees During Arbor Days in April

Conservation Department Encourages Missourians to Plant Native Trees

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that trees and forests throughout the state are valuable to our health, communities, economy, and environment. MDC encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests on Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper […]

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through Arbor Days in April

Photo Caption: Celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care. Missouri’s official state tree, the native flowering dogwood, presents boughs of white flower clusters in the spring. Learn more from the MDC online Field Guide at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/flowering-dogwood.

Celebrate the value of Missouri […]

Celebrate Spring During “Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis”

April 2-3 At The Missouri Botanical Garden

Kick-off spring and celebrate the Missouri Botanical Garden’s seasonal openings during the “Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis” weekend April 2-3. Activities include the seasonal reopenings of the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, Tower Grove House, Café Flora and tram rides. The newly renovated Brookings Exploration Center and the […]

Celebrate Sustainability on Saturday, October 23, at the Green Curbside Hop

earthday365 honors The Grove as St. Louis’ fourth Green Dining District, welcomes guests to enjoy food and beverages  

The sustainability nonprofit earthday365 is delighted to announce The Grove as St. Louis’ newest Green Dining District! In celebration of The Grove Community Improvement District’s commitment to planet-friendly practices, earthday365 is hosting its second Green Curbside Hop on Saturday, October […]

Celebrating 30 Years Of St. Louis Earth Day

Events Include: Festival in Forest Park April 27-28,
Recycling Extravaganza April 7, Film Series, Earth Day Challenge

By Jen Myerscough, Executive Director St. Louis Earth Day

Spring has finally arrived in St. Louis! As nature begins to bare its colors, the sweet March breeze carries us into annual Earth Day festivities, where the entire month of April signifies […]

Celebrating Major Milestones in the Fight For Cleaner Air in St. Louis

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

2019 is a milestone year for three local entities playing a significant role in raising awareness about all the ways people can reduce emissions to help keep the air quality in healthy ranges – making the great communities in the St. Louis region even better places to live, work […]

Celebration of Blossoms

By Linda Wiggen KraftHealthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

Spring is different this year. The greening and blossoming of plants are much the same, but we are different. Life feels more precious. This spring brings much joy and gratitude along with deeper sorrow from this hopefully ending year+ of pandemic. It is a solemn year to […]

Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

News stories have downplayed the significance of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), even suggesting that it does not exist. But there is a growing body of evidence that is proving that gluten intolerance is not only real, but there is little doubt among those familiar with the scientific literature that NCGS can […]

Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

News stories have downplayed the significance of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), even suggesting that it does not exist. But there is a growing body of evidence that is proving that gluten intolerance is not only real, but there is little doubt among those familiar with the scientific literature that NCGS can […]

Challenging Work

by Barbara O’Brien, Ph.D.
Developmental Psychologist

Parents often think about what they want for their child, what they want their child to become, and what they can do to foster a happy and healthy child. When I think of what I want for my children it is based on how I want them to continue approaching […]

Change is Within Us

By Brandon Verhoff, Ph.D., USGBC-Missouri Gateway Education Committee Chair 

If 2020 has taught us anything, change is within us. While we all have stayed relatively still in our homes, we have rapidly changed and adapted. Change is not an easy thing to do, change requires new beliefs, new processes, new commitments, and new ways of evaluating […]

Change The World, Start with LED Bulbs

Article Provided by Nick Frisella, Metro Lighting

According to ENERGY STAR the average U.S. household has more than 40 sockets for light bulbs. LED bulbs use 80-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs also create 80-90% less heat than incandescent which means they are safer to operate and can lower your cooling bill in the […]

Chauvin Coffee Roasters Since 1930

Chauvin Coffee continues a tradition of coffee roasting in Saint Louis, Missouri. Until the mid 1920’s, Saint Louis was the largest coffee roasting city in the world, with over 75 major coffee roasting plants.

In the 1800’s coffee was brought up the Mississippi River by steamboats from New Orleans. Brokers and roasters would purchase the coffee […]

Checks and Balances

by Rosa Kincaid, M.D.

Sometimes I can tell if a woman is having a “hormone problem” when she walks through the door. Often she will be crying in the waiting room or appear to be disheveled or “out of it”. The term “hormone imbalance,” usually conjures up images of old ladies with hot flashes and […]

Cheers to 35 Years

Young Friends of Operation Food Search Host Wine Tasting Celebration September 26

By Karen Klaus,
Director of Development
Operation Food Search

Join the Young Friends of Operation Food Search as they host “Cheers to 35 Years,” an anniversary wine tasting event (with beer for those who prefer hops to grapes) from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September […]

Cholesterol and Fat Always Get a Bad Wrap: But They’re Essential for Life and as Simple as Math

By Jon Patrick Frieda,
Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Neels Pharmacy

The food that we eat on a daily basis is essential for sustaining life. As elementary as this sounds, food is arguably the main substance that we put into our body through our mouths over a long period of time, our lifetime. We begin […]

Choose Native Landscaping

By Crystal Stevens

One of the images that come to mind in the summer is a freshly mowed lawn with beautiful landscaping. Unfortunately, most landscape companies are not practicing sustainable techniques. With over 300,000 residents in St. Louis alone, non sustainable front and back yards can truly leave a negative carbon foot print. Pesticide and herbicide […]

Chronic Complications of COVID-19 – What Can you Do?

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD.

Most people who get COVID-19 (coronavirus) recover completely within a few weeks. However, in some the symptoms may persist for months even when the initial case was mild. 

There is a growing body of evidence of persistent symptoms in all age groups – young and old. 

Most common symptoms include:

Fatigue not improved with […]

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are two conditions that are as fixable as they are debilitating. Most of us don’t learn how to manage our energy and bodies well. We use drugs – sugar, caffeine, alcohol, adrenalin, or worse – to manage our energy and moods. Most of us don’t connect our […]

Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race II Demonstrates Air Quality Benefits of Alternative Transportation Modes

Article courtesy of the St. Louis
Regional Clean Air Partnership

In May, the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership sponsored and participated in Citizens for Modern Transit’s Great Race II event, a unique competition placing four teams – TRANSIT, BIKE, CARSHARE and CARPOOL – in a head-to-head battle to raise awareness about the viable alternative transportation options […]

City House Country Mouse Flourishes, Expands To Brick & Mortar Storefront

Open house August 16-18 will celebrate its new digs and a new style of flower shop

What began in 2012 with one woman starting a flower and garden venture out of her home has grown enough to transplant into a brick and mortar storefront this August on The Hill in St. Louis city. City House Country […]

City Of Chesterfield & Parkway Schools To Host 23rd Annual Earth Day Festival

Entertainment, Recycling & Eco-Friendly Products Available

Start making plans now to attend the 23rdAnnual Earth Day event in Chesterfield to be held at Parkway West High School. The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the event on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Festival will be at the Parkway West […]

City of Chesterfield Celebrates 25th Annual Earth Day Festival April 30 at Chesterfield Mall

The Chesterfield Earth Day Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! This festival is one of the region’s largest Earth Day events and offers a convenient recycling drive-thru, eco-friendly and up-cycled products, information exhibits, plus cultural entertainment! The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the 25th Chesterfield Earth Day Festival on Saturday, […]

City of Chesterfield Celebrates 26th Annual Earth Day Festival April 29 at Chesterfield Mall

The Chesterfield Earth Day Festival is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year! This festival is one of the region’s largest Earth Day events and offers a convenient recycling drive-thru, eco-friendly and up-cycled products, information exhibits, plus cultural entertainment! The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the 26th Chesterfield Earth Day Festival on Saturday, […]

City of Chesterfield to Host Earth Day Festival

Drive-Thru Recycling, Entertainment and Eco-Friendly Products and Information

The Chesterfield Earth Day Festival is one of the region’s largest Earth Day events and offers a convenient recycling drive-thru, eco-friendly and up-cycled products, information exhibits, plus cultural music and dance performances! The Chesterfield Citizens Committee for the Environment will host the Chesterfield Earth Day Festival on Saturday, […]

City of Clayton Demonstrates How Municipalities Can Go Green

Article courtesy of the St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership

Nationwide, as communities look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint, the City of Clayton is serving as a model for municipalities in the St. Louis region.

Clayton’s efforts to go green began in 1997 when the city established its Ecology and Environmental Awareness Committee (EEAC), a […]

City of St. Louis Awarded American Cities Climate Challenge Grant

By Johanna Schweiss, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

I don’t know about you, but I have been ready for some good news. And a few weeks ago, we got some!

The City of St. Louis has been selected for an American Cities Climate Challenge Grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. As one of 20 winning cities, St. Louis […]

City of Sunset Hills Celebrates Earth Day April 18

In Partnership with GO (Green Objectives)

On Saturday April 18, just before Earth Day, The City of Sunset Hills is honoring our environment in partnership with GO (Green Objectives).

FREE FAMILY FUN! Join in on celebrating the beauty of nature at a family fun event for all ages! The Celebration kicks off at 10:00 am on Saturday […]

Clean It Up: The 11 Toxins to Avoid

By Kris Ash

Toxic ingredients in our soaps? Seems hard to imagine, and yet with the FDA minimally regulating the cosmetic/skincare industry, companies are putting a plethora of ingredients in our cleansing products that are proving to be natural irritants, disruptors to our hormone & endocrine systems, and even carcinogenic. It’s not a wonder that people […]

Clearing the Way at a Historic African American Cemetery

By Josh Valeri, InternMissouri Coalition For The Environment

This summer, Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) will be working with the Greenwood Cemetery Preservation Association to help clear invasive bush honeysuckle plants from Greenwood Cemetery in Hillsdale, Missouri.

In recent years, volunteer teams have made much progress in uncovering graves at this historic cemetery through the removal […]

Climate Change Theatre Action Brings Home the Impacts of a Changing World

By Robin Saidenburg,
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Intern

Art has always been used as a way to highlight challenges that societies face, and make a commentary on social issues of the time. Music, pictures, paintings, and theater have the power to make people stop and think. One theater group in particular, That Uppity Theater Company, has done this […]

Coalition of Local Home Care Companies Announce Plans For Job Opportunities For 1,000 Hospitality Workers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc for thousands of workers who have lost their jobs, a coalition of four St. Louis area senior home care providers have banded together to promote plans to collectively hire and train more than 1,000 individuals from the hospitality and related sectors to become home health care providers over […]

Coalition Report

By Maisah Khan, MCE
Water Policy Coordinator
Missouri Coalition
for the Environment

www.moevnironment.org

Woe is WOTUS — Defending the Clean Water Act in Missouri

Imagine living in a state where you could jump into any river and know that the water was safe to swim in and the fish were safe to eat. What if we made it a 10-year […]

Coalition Report

By Heather Navarro, Executive Director
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

How Did We Get Here?

Woodstock, Tic Tacs, and the moon landing are just a few of the things that the year 1969 brought us. It was also the year Missouri Coalition for the Environment was started. I wasn’t there but I can imagine what it would have been […]

Coalition Report

By Ed Smith
Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Protect Food Access for Missouri’s Struggling Families

Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) celebrates our 50th anniversary of defending Missouri’s people and their environment this year. One of our major programmatic areas includes advocating for the development of an equitable food system. An equitable food system preserves the integrity of […]

Coalition Report

By Ed Smith
Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment

www.moenviron.org

Environmental Debrief on the 2019 Legislative Session

The right to clean water, healthy food access, and public land are a few of the environmental and social justice issues Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) has worked on during our 50 years of service to the state. Of elected officials at […]

Coalition Report

By Kayla Boschert, Intern
Coalition for the Environment

www.moenviron.org

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 […]

Coalition Report

By Jenn DeRose,
Known & Grown Manager
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Known & Grown STL Makes Ethical Eating Easier

Agriculture can have an outsized impact on our environment, especially soil, water, and air quality – which is why MCE created a Food and Farm team devoted to supporting farmers who are committed to sustainable practices. For nearly five years, […]

Coalition Report

Melissa Vatterott,
Food & Farm Director
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act: An Important Bill for Children’s Health and Local Farmers

Federal child nutrition programs are important investments in the health and development of children across the United States. You may be surprised to know that these programs are also great opportunities for small-scale, environmentally-responsible farmers to […]

Coalition Report

By Gabriella Simoneit, Community Engagement Asst.
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

Environmental Racism in My Community

When I think of community, I think of home. Home is a safe comfortable place to spend time with family and friends. A place to sleep, eat and live. It is being able to sit on the porch and soak up the sun. […]

Coalition Report

By Ed Smith, Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment
www.moenviron.org

April 22, 2020: Mass Mobilization for Climate Action In Jefferson City

Next year marks 50 years since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. While we’ve made progress on several fronts, human activities remain a threat to ecosystems and the survival of species. Unfortunately, cleaner air and water […]

Coalition Report

By Laura Lock,Director of DevelopmentCoalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

MCE Sues EPA to Protect Missouri Lakes & Human Health

On December 3, 2019, Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not protecting Missouri lakes for recreation and drinking water use, and therefore not protecting human health. The EPA approved Governor Parson’s weak […]

Coalition Report

By Maisah Khan, Clean Water DirectorCoalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

Floods, Floodplains, and FRAWG — Oh My

We have been busy tracking flooding response and floodplain developments at MCE. Last year was a devastating, destructive year when it came to flooding and extreme weather events in our state. It was the second-wettest year in the Missouri River basin since record-keeping […]

Coalition Report

By Maisah Khan, Clean water directorCoalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

2020 Flooding Outlook

Last year was a devastating, destructive year when it came to flooding and extreme weather events. It was the second wettest year in the Missouri River basin since record-keeping began, and the river spent a record 279 days above flood stage. Now, as we look to […]

Coalition Report

By Heather Navarro,Executive DirectorCoalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

Is There a Democracy if There Are No People?

The General Assembly finished their legislative session last month while their constituents hunkered down at home due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Our democracy hinges on the ability of the public to participate meaningfully. While there were important measures for the […]

Coalition Report

By the MCE TeamMissouri Coalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

Systemic Racism in the Environmental Movement

When you think of the environmental movement, what kind of people spring to mind? You might think of a tree hugging, Earth Day celebrating, “natural” food eating, white person in a pair of Birkenstocks. If so, that makes a lot of sense — […]

Coalition Report

By Sophie Watterson, Agriculture Policy AssociateMissouri Coalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

Factory Farms Threaten Missouri’s Health and Environment During COVID-19: Here’s What You Can Do

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) — often referred to as “factory farms” — are intensive livestock facilities that confine thousands of animals in warehouse-like barns without access to sunlight or pasture. In recent […]

Coalition Report

By Anna Weber, Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s Marketing & Communications internwww.moenviron.org

Known and Grown STL: Supporting Local Farmers

If you’re interested in helping the socio-economic and environmental well-being of your community, shopping for food locally is a great place to start. Known and Grown STL, a program of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE), on behalf […]

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Building A Better Food System

By Jenn DeRose,Known & Grown Manager, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

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Five things you can do to build a better system that protects our air, soil, and water.

1. Know your farmer. This is actually easier than it sounds, even during the pandemic. You can learn all about local farmers in our area […]

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By Jenn DeRose, Known & Grown Manager, Missouri Coalition for the Environmentwww.moenviron.org

Flipping The Bird At Factory Farms

If you eat meat, there’s a good chance that what you buy comes from a CAFO, or concentrated animal feeding operation —also known as a Factory Farm. Factory farmed animals are packed nose-to-tail in cramped quarters. They are pumped […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment
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Summer: Here’s Your Chance to Get In

Stepping into a spring-fed stream on a Missouri summer day demands fortitude as hot skin meets icy cold water. Gasping for breath, easing into the water only prolongs the discomfort. Children have the right idea, just dive in. Ahhh. Seriously. […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

No More Naked Juice

With mailboxes bulging with campaign mail, robocalls ringing our phones, pollsters shrieking on Sunday morning talk shows, and candidates slinging mud on television ads, the last thing many of us want to talk about this fall is politics.

Instead, let’s talk about our […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment

St. Louis Needs You

If you were in charge of choosing where to put radioactive waste to minimize the risks of exposure to future generations, you’d be smart to avoid populated areas, major rivers that serve as drinking water sources like the Missouri River, risky floodplains, and […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Executive Director; Missouri Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Greed-topia Grows in the Dark

If a foreign government poisoned our food or water, we would consider it an act of hostility. However, if a foreign corporation did it, how would we respond? Currently we have laws governing food safety and water quality, but what if those […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy
Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Alpha Beta Gamma: Deadly Discrimination Against Females

Apha, beta, and gamma may be the scariest Greek letters on the planet for mothers and daughters.

Alpha, beta, and gamma are types of ionizing radiation released by radioactive materials. When the unstable atoms in radioactive materials fling electrons off, scientists […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Let’s Take Ownership for a Healthier Region: Two Top Ten Lists

Here’s what we know:
About 40,000 tons of radioactively contaminated nuclear weapons waste (Uranium-235, Thorium, Thallium, and dozens of other radionuclides) were dumped in the northern portion of the West Lake Landfill on St. Charles Rock […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Smell The Change

The first delicious smell this spring was the wild plum blossoms. Then came the honey locust trees whose fragrance was so strong their sweet scents wafted for a block. The shrubs bloomed next with lilac reminding us of grandmothers’ backyards. Then came the […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
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Radioactive Baby Tooth Survey Returns

While many areas of our region remain contaminated from our role in the purification of uranium for atomic weapons, our atomic history has another side too. We can celebrate a group of scientists at Washington University and community activists who launched […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
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Speak Loudly For The Voiceless

More than 60,000 miles of Missouri streams, wetlands, some lakes, and ponds are threatened. We’ve been waiting.

We’ve waited for 40 years while many of our waters have been ruined by urban and agricultural pollutants. We’ve waited 40 years while the frogs, […]

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MCE Green Onion Gala Set For Oct. 11

by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Every fall, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) hosts an anniversary event at which we honor individuals and organizations that have made a positive difference for Missouri’s environment. In October, MCE will honor one individual and […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Active or Radioactive?

A catchy tune by Imagine Dragons has become the unofficial anthem for many of the activists in north St. Louis County who learned earlier this year that they live in the shadow of radioactive uranium wastes now threatened by a subsurface landfill fire. […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Many Hands Move Hearts

You, and the friends, allies and members of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment have carved 2013 into history. More than most years, 2013 arrived loaded with challenges: a subsurface landfill fire in a radioactive nuclear weapons waste site in north St. […]

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by Brad Walker
Big Rivers & Sustainability Director,
Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Should Our Trade Policy Ensure Greed Trumps Good?

A new trade agreement that has been negotiated in secret for seven years called the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP began to emerge out of the shadows last month. The few, leaked portions of the TPP have enraged citizens […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Policy Director,
Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

TPP: Undermining a Healthy Planet

Last month Wikileaks released the draft of the “Environment Chapter” of the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership agreement (TPP). It has to be leaked because the TPP has been crafted by more than 600 corporate lobbyists working in secret with government officials negotiating with foreign […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Policy Director,
Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

<h3>The Choice: Healthy Food / Healthy Planet
or Poisoned Food/Poisoned Planet</h3>

The US Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to several requests to increase the levels of pesticides allowed on and in our fruit, vegetables, spices, coffee, meat and dairy. In fact, the agency is continually deluged with such requests. EPA […]

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by Kathleen Logan Smith
Director of Environmental Policy Coalition For The Environment
www.moenviron.org

Eating: A Delicious Political Act

In his essay, “The Pleasures of Eating,” Kentucky farmer and poet Wendell Berry declares that “eating is an agricultural act.”

He skewers the industrialized food system for the severed connections between eaters and their food, their food and the land. He makes […]

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by Ed Smith, Safe Energy Director
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
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Unprecedented Problems Requires New Leadership at West Lake Landfill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found two new areas of previously unidentified radio-active material located at the smoldering and radioactive West Lake Landfill near Bridgeton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The discovery occurred during work to build […]

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By Heather Navarro,
Executive Director Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Climate Change Hits Home For Missouri

For those of us in the middle of the country, climate change can seem remote and distant. Recent stories about the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet or submerged islands in the Pacific, for example, push the impacts of climate change […]

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By Lorin Crandall
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
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Cleaning Up The Clean Water Act

Have you ever wondered why we allow industrial dumping in some streams but not in others? Although we have a federal Clean Water Act and state water quality standards, we have had to rely on the courts to address controversy over which waters deserve […]

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Heather B. Navarro,
Executive Director, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Creating a Legacy at the Ballot Box

In 1969, a year when we were watching humans land on the moon, there was a dedicated group of people focused on the future of planet Earth. Faced with the increased spraying of pesticides, industrial development in our floodplains, and the […]

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Brad Walker, Big Rivers Director
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
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Troubles on the Missouri River

Millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on the Missouri River to construct massive dams upstream and to shorten, straighten, and narrow the lower portion for barge traffic and agricultural use. However, this investment is not reaping the public benefits we often hear […]