Articles from ‘October 2021’ Issue

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?” […]

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 […]

Conservation Corner: Traveling a Silk Road through the Sky

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation 

Photo Caption: Crab spiders, like this one, are among the amazing arachnids that can take to the air by the magic of “ballooning”. Photo by Dan Zarlenga

In the ancient world, travelers and merchants plied the Silk Road seeking silk and other valuable goods. But did you know there’s a […]

Earthworms’ Castings: Dynamic Duo Downsizing

By Jean Ponzi

Putting their Green values to work, sisters Laura Neuman-Howe and Kathy LeDuc can disperse your stuff, sustainably. 

Launched in January 2021,their Dynamic Duo Downsizing and Estate Services supports family and individual clients who need to sort, distribute and de-acquisition up to a household of goods, often in a time-limited manner. It’s a way to […]

Find best places to see fall foliage with MDC’s fall color forecast

Missouri is blessed with a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines that make the fall season come alive with color. You can find best places to view the changing foliage using the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) fall color report at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.

“Our fall color report is updated weekly from MDC foresters all over the state,” […]

Happy Energy Efficiency Day October 6 & Energy Efficiency Month!

By Emily Andrews, LEED AP O+M, GPRO O+MExecutive Director, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

Did you know that October 6 is Energy Efficiency Day, and the entire month of October is Energy Awareness Month? Did you also know that energy efficiency in our buildings is one of the best ways we can fight climate change? Many may consider […]

How to Change Your Diet

By Dr. Gail Cloud, D.C.

Here we are in the middle of the fall season. I think of orange and black, red and yellow, cats and jack o lanterns, pumpkins, costumes, cool brisk nights, and Candy, caramel apples, pumpkin bread, muffins, pumpkin spice coffee.

The next to come is Thanksgiving and turkey, stuffing, casseroles, pumpkin pie. And […]

How to Recognize A CAFO

By Charlotte Renner

Picture this: you’re driving down the highway and see a few huge, rectangle buildings with no windows all alone in a field. Maybe you even see a dark lagoon. You consider yourself an environmentally conscious person, but would you be able to recognize these as concentrated animal feeding operations, otherwise known as CAFOs?

CAFOs […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: The First R is for Reconciliation

by Tom Braford

As I mentioned last month, our commitment is to build networks of Negative Carbon Reconciliation and Regeneration Ecovillages (NCRREV) and Green Business Parks that make it possible for average St Louisans to go from a double digit 23.5 MT average carbon footprint to subzero now, along with about 150 close neighbors and as […]

Love the Leaves and Leave Them Be

by Linda Wiggen KraftHealthy Planet Green & Growing Editor

The colors of fall are in full glory as the leaves turn from green to shades of fire, sun and embers. The reds, oranges, yellows and all colors of warmth are the fireworks of nature. There is a sharpness in the air, the sky is a denser […]

Miracle-Ear Tinnitus Seminar October 21

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. […]

Publisher’s Corner: Instinct vs Self-Determination?

A goldfinch flittered away from the spent coneflower after enjoying a few dried seeds. The rose bush is still blooming and offering some late season stops to smell. I am still getting a few tomatoes and I managed to harvest a small pumpkin and gourd for my front porch Fall menagerie. I will add a […]

The Happy Little Jack-O-Lantern©

By J.B. Lester 

Jackson walked through the giant Halloween pumpkin patch looking at all the wonderful pumpkins with his mom. “Come on Jackson, pick one,” his mother said with her cart already full of pumpkins and gourds for her Halloween porch display. Jackson got to pick his own pumpkin this year and he wanted just the […]

This Fall, Noboleis Vineyards Celebrates its 11th Anniversary

Fall is the best time of year in Missouri wine country. At Noboleis Vineyards, located in the heart of the Augusta AVA, fall is all about harvest! Over the past 6 weeks, the Noboleis winemaking team has been fully immersed in picking, processing and pressing their grapes. With four varietals growing on over 17 acres […]

Tree Peony Growing Guide

By Abby Lapides

Coveted Tree Peonies, Paeonia suffruticosa, delight us with enormous blossoms that appear in spring. Loaded with velvety petals in multitudes of colors, their blossoms bring ethereal, exotic beauty to the garden. Tree Peonies are woody shrubs that do not die to the ground like garden peonies. They mature to incredible specimen plants 3-7’ […]