Articles from ‘September 2020’ Issue

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Don’t Let Ticks Tick You Off

By Dan Zarlenga, Missouri Department of Conservation

Autumn is a great time to relish the outdoors in Missouri and discover nature. The Show-Me-State has so many great camping spots, hiking trails, fishing holes and float streams. And they’re perfect for enjoying as the weather cools and leaves begin to ignite with […]

Coronavirus: A Functional Medicine Perspective

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

Alot has been learned about COVID-19 since the onset. It is highly contagious and can be spread through asymptomatic individuals. Symptoms vary greatly. All body systems can be impacted resulting in respiratory, cardiovascular, immunological, kidney, liver, gastrointestinal, and neurological crises. Severity of the infection varies greatly from asymptomatic to life-threatening. 

Inflammation enhances […]

Depression During Crisis

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

With the current state of affairs in the world, more and more people are suffering through their daily lives. Parents have more responsibility to help educate their children, and teens and young adults are more isolated from their friends. Not to mention the impact this has had on college-aged individuals looking […]

Earthworm’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi


One of those words from Latin.Roman roots:as patriarchal as they come.Trans-FormThru the FormChange Formout the other sideDifferentThe original form gone away.Gives wayas a new Formembarkson Being.

Trans-Form-ation:Terrifying!Old form dies or goes awaySo something new arises.


In Nature, this happens all the time.Forms change. Living, dying, cycling throughLife’s constant round of changes.

We, the Peoplecould embrace thisChange-A-RamaIf we could […]

Fall in the Garden: Celebrate Equinox & Harvest Moon

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

September is the month when our gardens begin finishing up their growing season. Most Septembers share the Fall Equinox and Harvest Moon. In 2020, the Fall Equinox takes place on Sept. 22nd and the Harvest Moon falls on Oct. 1st. There are ten days between the Fall Equinox and Harvest Moon. Let […]


September 8Weaving 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, […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Goes Virtual

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our traditional Natural Living Expo on September 27, 2020.  We are now bringing you many of your favorite exhibitors and some exciting new participants, virtually, for you to browse and discover the many resources that will help you live a healthier and more sustainable life.  At […]

Healthy Planet Fall Expo Goes Virtual in September

The Fall Healthy Planet Natural Living Expo scheduled for September 27 at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, has been canceled and the event is going virtual. Beginning in mid September, our updated Virtual Fall Natural Living Expo will be up on our website, and you can visit many virtual booths from many of your favorite […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents Foresight, Insight & Action: Planning from the Future Gives Reason for Hope

By Tom Braford

Last month we addressed owning the future. So, how do we accomplish that?

If we consider a wide enough range of critical data, we can see what it’s going to take to have the future we want. We call this Foresight, like an arrow pointing in the right direction, even if we can’t yet […]

MREA: Working Toward the Clean Energy Economy of the Future

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

For 30 years, the mission of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has been to “promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.” The MREA was incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit shortly after the first Energy Fair in 1990. Since then, the MREA has grown steadily and now manages one […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske; Naturalist

Stalking the Wild Plant

The woman hunts the forest, searching for the plant. Her feet have wandered these woods for many seasons seeking the wisdom of the plants. During her medicine walk, she calls out to the spirits who tend the plants that one may give of its power. 

With her green vision, she sees […]

Our Green Building Community — Building Healthy, Efficient and Equitable Buildings and Communities — Invites You to Join this Virtual Town Hall Event Sept. 8

By Fredericka Brandt, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

A lot has changed over the past few months that is impacting our daily lives, but one thing has not: sustainability and resiliency are still at the core of building healthy, efficient and equitable buildings and communities. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), founded in 1993, […]

Past Life Regression and Personal Transformation Workshop Sept. 22

Sept. 22, 7:30 – 9:30pm Held Online Via ZOOM

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 inside your unconscious mind. She will explain […]

Phoenix Au Jus

O’Connell’s Pub Returns

By Jean Ponzi

Bagpipe skirls and burger essence wafted once more ‘round the emerald isle at Shaw and Kingshighway on Monday August 16, 2020. Tales from a banner year took another twist as local legend O’Connell’s Pub rose from ashes into a third life.

O’Connell’s closed on March 17, when COVID-19 overtook St. Louis. Ironic […]

Publisher’s Corner

Close Encounter Of The Avian Kind

I was sitting on the front porch in my Adirondack chair, made from recycled plastic bottles, when along came a sparrow and landed on the railing next to me. He looked right at me then looked around the yard and then back at me, chirped something then flew off to […]

Salty Spa: Your Destination For Optimal Health

By Irina Carlson

Salty Spa, located in West County, offers a multitude of natural treatments to help a person’s overall health. Salty Spa offers Halotherapy, Infrared Sauna with Himalayan Salt, Leg Compression Massage Therapy, Ionic Foot Detox, PEMF/PHOTON Healing Mat, LED Facial Mask and an Oxygen Bar.

Salty Spa is the first business in Ellisville to offer these holistic and […]

St. Louis Continues to Celebrate 50th Earth Day Anniversary

Earth Day Half Birthday Moving Online

Executive Director Dr. Jess Watson announces that earthday365’s planned Earth Day Half Birthday on October 18th in Tower Grove Park will be replaced by a virtual festival and Green Curbside Hop. 

In the best interest of public health, earthday365 is unable to host an outdoor St. Louis Earth Day Festival in […]

T’ai Chi Ch’uan For Health and Fitness Sept. 6 & 13

By Paul MacFarlane and Bill Grivna

Like everyone else, the St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association has found itself having to change its usual class schedule in response to the corona virus. We hope to have in person classes when our fall semester begins in September. We may limit class size, have live stream classes, or […]

The Art of Relating

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW 

A Roadmap To Lasting Love

www.Christine Kniffen.comYour Personal Relationship Coach is just a click away…. Offering sessions on your laptop.

What is your heart telling you that you want? What would you like to be different in your life this year as it pertains to love and relationships? Contrary to the scenes that play out […]

The Best In Their Class

By Abby Lapides

With the vast amounts of perennials available, making selections can be daunting. Over the years we’ve tried and observed thousands of perennials, and have found that some are far superior than others. We found that Starship Cardinal Flowers far outshine older varieties. 

Considered the best in their class, Starship Cardinal Flowers, Lobelia, dazzles with […]

What’s Growing On at EarthDance Organic Farm School?

By Molly Rockamann

“Essential” – that’s what grocery store workers, healthcare personnel, truck drivers, and farmers have been classified during the pandemic of 2020. People want to keep their immune systems strong and local farmers have the medicine: local, fresh, nutrient-dense food, grown in living soil. 

When the dangers of COVID-19 demanded the closure of schools and […]