Interested in harvesting your own honey, increasing pollination in your garden, and enhancing our ecosystem? Attend this basic overview of what it takes to get started in beekeeping.
—John Pashia, EMBA
Chickens Out Back!
Are you considering embarking on a backyard chicken adventure? Learn about the benefits and basics of keeping a small backyard flock, and things to consider before taking the plunge.
—Maria Jansen, The Easy Chicken
Easy Ways To Be Energy Efficient At Home
This presentation will provide attendees with easy and inexpensive ways to make there home more energy efficient, focusing on lighting, heating & cooling, appliances, devices, ENERGY STAR, and Ameren rebates.
—Nick Frisella, Metro Lighting
The Good Bug Garden
While some insects can be harmful to our garden plants, most are not and many are beneficial. Learn to know the difference and how to attract more of the beneficial ones to your garden.
—Lisa Williams, The Butterfly House
Home Green Home
Learn about the basics of green design and and more in this discussion on green building, Net Zero, Off Grid, and Passive House design, including case studies of local homes.
—Tim Montgomery, TMA Architects
How to "Talk Green" with Your Builder or Remodeler
You know building or remodeling green matters, yet you wonder if you are getting across to your builder and/or architect what is really important to you. Learn tips on how to use the language of benefits to communicate your top priorities to your project team.
—Marla Esser, HomeNav
Introduction to Vermiculture
Have you always wondered how to create “black gold” to nourish your garden or houseplants? This presentation will help you get started on a path to turn your food waste into compost with the help of some little red wiggler worms!
—Crystal & Eric Stevens, La Vista CSA
Learn the Basics of Sustainable Investing!
Sustainable investing is a rapidly expanding field, driven largely by many investors' concern for the environment and by the growing evidence that sustainable strategies can have a positive influence on an investment portfolio's performance. Learn more about what sustainable investing looks like in the world today.
—Jake Barnett, Morgan Stanley
Now You're Cooking with Gas: Healthy Grilling with Your Natural Gas Grill
Join us for a healthy grilling demonstration utilizing outdoor natural gas grills. Chef Tim Montgomery will be grilling an intriguing array of locally grown vegetables. Samples available! Presented by Laclede Gas.
—Chef Tim Montgomery, Stone Soup Cottage
The Numbers Don't Lie: High Performance Homes on a Budget
Too many people think it costs too much to build or renovate green. But you can build or renovate a high performing home on any budget!
—Kim Hibbs, Hibbs Homes LLC & Matt Belcher, Verdatek Solutions
Rainscaping & Native Plant Gardening
Learn about rain gardening, water conservation, how to choose the best plants for your landscape, and what “pollinator palette” of native plants will attract bees, butterflies and more to your garden!
—Jennifer Schamber, Greenscape Gardens
Solar Technology for a Sustainable Future
Looking for ways to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future for yourself and our planet? Want to save money on energy bills and be energy independent? Attend this presentation to learn how you can integrate solar technology into your home’s energy systems.
—Paul McKnight, EFS Energy