2017 Green Homes Festival Presentations
Presentations to the People!

Sixteen free presentations and demos with local experts: Learn useful tips and tricks to make your life greener and healthier! Full Presentations and Demos Schedule, including descriptions, will be available the day of the Festival at the Welcome Tables in Ridgway Visitor Center, Monsanto Hall and at all Presentation areas.

Thank you to our Presentations and Demos Sponsor Laclede Gas Company.

Green Living and Green Homes

At Stage 1 – Summer Plant House at Kemper Center for Home Gardening (outdoors)
Presentations are approximately 20 minutes long.

10:15 a.m. What’s New About Getting Around Town with Metro?
Matt Fernandes, Metro
Instructor leading a presentation
11 a.m. Now You're Cooking With Gas: Healthy Grilling With Your Natural Gas Grill
Chef Myrtie Reilly (courtesy of Laclede Gas)
noon Eco Fit Your Yard
Terry Winklemann, The Sustainable Backyard Tour
12:45 p.m. Power to the People! Energy Efficiency Makes Perfect Solar Sense
Jeremy Atchley, Sun Solar & Smart Energy Solutions
1:30 p.m. Native Landscapes for Mental Health
Dan Pearson, St. Louis Audubon Society
2:15 p.m. A Home Energy Efficiency Case Study
Tim Renz, SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, LLC
3 p.m. Keeping Backyard Chickens
Maria Jansen, The Easy Chicken


DIY Green Solutions

At Stage 2 – PlantLab (indoors), near Children's Garden 
Presentations are approximately 45 minutes long.

10 a.m. Can I Compost That?
Bob Henkel, St. Louis Earth Day
Vermacomposting speaker engages with audience member at 2013 Festival
11 a.m. Herbs for Sun-Kissed Skin Repair
Katie Marquez, Conscious Apothecary
noon Think about Turning Bush Honeysuckle into Tables
Dale Dufer, Think About Tables
1 p.m. Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products
Julie McCroskey
2 p.m. Upcycling in Your Garden
Jenny Murphy, Perennial
3 p.m. Hands-on Sauerkraut Making Demo
Rachel Levi, EarthDance Organic Farm School