Articles from ‘June 2019’ Issue

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ARTful Happenings June 2019


Through June 21
THOMAS SLEET: VOLCANOA (Window on Forsyth)
Bruno David Gallery, 7513 Forsyth; for info, visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

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

Through June 30
Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 6640 Delmar; […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CBD Oil Hits the Shelves at Dierbergs

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

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

Coalition Report

By Ed Smith
Policy Director
Coalition for the Environment


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 […]

CONSERVATION CORNER: Aflutter over Butterflies

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Many people consider the month of June the start of summer. Among the many pleasures the warm season brings is a flurry of butterflies. We all admire these graceful, colorful insects, but with butterflies the beauty is more than scale-deep. There are some fascinating facts hidden under those flashy […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Good-Bye, Old Chair

It was a grizzly bear of a chair, built to hold you on its lap in a chair bear hug.
Wide and deep: its cushion was nearly two feet square. Broad mounded arm-slabs were perfect for a side-wise leg-sling. Its high stuffed back kindly supported a napping head.

Union Made, its label said, […]

Edg-Clif Vineyards, Winery & Brewery is a Winning Destination

This is the time to start planning what you’re going to do with your family or how you’re going to take a relaxing break from the city this summer. Whether you’re looking for a family retreat, a romantic getaway, a weekend outdoors with friends or some much-needed solitude, head down to Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard in Potosi, […]

Expanding Minds, Changing Lives: STLCC prioritizes Green Building in Design and Construction of Center for Nursing and Health Sciences

By Sondra Rotty, USGBC-Missouri
Gateway Chapter Education Committee

Expanding Minds, Changing Lives.” This is the inspiring motto of Saint Louis Community College (STLCC). While driving east on Highway 40 with Forest Park to your left and the Gateway Arch in front of you, a building has risen out of the ground on the right, transforming the campus […]

Garden Reminders of Mindfulness

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

A garden is a perfect place to be in the moment. A perfect place to let all our senses experience their fullness. The sight of living flower and foliage colors against the blue of sky fills our eyes with a beauty that awakens the heart. The sounds of birds, insects and wind […]

Healthy Planet 2019 Summer Beer Guide

2nd Shift Brewing

4 Hands Brewing Company
1220 South Eighth St. 63104.

4204-Main Street Brewing Company

AB InBev

After Hours Brewing Company

Alpha Brewing Company

Augusta Brewing Co

Bastard Brothers Brewing Company

Big Muddy Brewing

Bluewood Brewing

Brew Hub Taproom

Cathedral Square Brewery

Center Ice Brewery

Charleville Brewing Co.

Civil Life Brewing Company

Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co


Deep Sleep Brewing Company

Deslogetown Brewery

Earthbound Beer

Edg-Clif Brewing Company

Excel Bottling Company

Ferguson Brewing Company

Friendship Brewing […]

Healthy Planet Guide to Summer Camps

Ackermann’s Swim Program
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 […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

Through August

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

I’ve Seen Them With My Own Eyes — They’re Huge!

By Abby Lapides

Hardworking hybridizers have been toiling over their fields, labs, and data, trying to come up with the plants with the biggest blooms, best disease resistance, along with outstanding vigor. Their hard work has paid off. We recently discovered these superior behemoths. These perennials have proven to be the biggest and best in their […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Launching Hub Economies with Micro Currencies at Arizmendi Ecovillage

By Tom Braford

Since economies in service to life are circular by definition, they need to close the capital resource loop.

A current example is the rapidly growing micro currency in the Basque region of France. Community members fund administration and expansion by purchasing the local currency at 3.5% above face value. Community businesses accepting the micro […]

Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop June 20

June 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Held at My Office.
Visit www.claytontherapy.com for location and directions.

Join us for a special seminar as Peggy Levinson shares with you how you can uncover memories from your past lives. Using a technique called past life regression. Peggy will guide you through the process of recalling these memories located deep […]

Publisher’s Corner: The Joys of June

June has brought out the bluster of a long Winter and slumbered Spring. Climate change has spawned storms and trees without deep roots lie down in surrender. Hail falls and baby birds scamper to safety. Honeybees dodge raindrops as they clover hop. I got my garden in late and the tomato plants seem to be […]

Shamanic Energy Medicine

By Holly Schmitt,
Shamanic Energy
Medicine Practitioner

I found myself stepping into a 50,000-year-old lineage of healers. Before counselors, doctors, popes & pastors there were shaman. These shaman have been the healers who, throughout human history, have gathered wisdom & practices; tapping into the energetic wealth of plants, animals, earth & spirit realms to support human healing of […]

St. Louis Brewing History Timeline

1809 – John Coons opens first documented primitive brewery in St. Louis on the current site of the Gateway Arch.
1840 – Adam Lemp credited with brewing the first lager beers produced in the United States in St. Louis.
1852 – George Schneider establishes the Bavarian Brewery in south St. Louis. The Bavarian Brewery would eventually become […]

Tackling Rising Temps One Step at a Time to Protect Human Health

Article courtesy of the Clean Air Partnership

As climate change continues and warmer temperatures settle in for the summer months, cleaning up the air will become ever more challenging, according to the findings of this year’s “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association. The three years covered in this report (2015-2017) ranked as […]

Taste of Vegan Fest Set for June 8 at the Ferguson Community Center

The second annual Taste of Vegan Festival is happening here in St. Louis on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the City of Ferguson Community Center (1050 Smith Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63135) from 10am to 6pm. Get ready for a day filled with FUN, ENLIGHTENMENT and most importantly FOOD! If you’ve never tasted good vegan […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Good Stress Management Skills Equals a Less Stressed Life

Your “Personal Relationship Coach” is just a click away at www.ChristineKniffen.com

Self-improvement is an extremely broad concept that provides many opportunities and presents numerous areas in which to inject change. As I have worked with clients through the years I have frequently heard that all […]

Visit Willow House B&B to Enjoy Romantic Getaways, Girls Weekend, Business Lodgings

Located just 3 blocks off the historic town square in Perryville, MO, Willow House Bed and Breakfast is awaiting your arrival. This lovingly restored Victorian, built in 1901, has all the amenities you’d hope for in choosing your next get-away. Spacious common areas, dining space, and multiple porch areas are available for your use, to […]

Why Movement Matters

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Your body is a complex and beautifully designed system that can become your greatest tool towards a healthy and happy life. Keeping it strong and able is key in staying youthful and preventing stress, injury, chronic disease, and many other issues down the road.

We’ve known for quite some time that aerobic […]