10.16.12 – Saving Seeds and Sowing the Future

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday October 16th, 6:30 to 9pm

Half the fun in the fall garden is harvesting seeds and planning what new edibles you want to try next year. But seeds can be expensive, and not everyone has room to plant a whole package of zucchini seeds! Find out what you need to know to save and share seeds and where can you trade for new-to-you varieties. We’ll also have an informal swap after the presentation.

Got Seeds to Swap?

Please try to arrive by 6pm so we can get organized. If you need seed envelopes, we’ve got some you can print and cut out.

Make sure to check all expiration dates on store-bought packaged seeds you may have leftover and want to share. They may still be okay, but without a germination test it’s hard to say and discouraging for newbies if they get a poor germination rate from swapped seeds. If you are packaging your own collected seeds, please clearly identify the seeds by name, the year you harvested them, and note whether they are fruit, veg, herb, or flower seeds, even if it seems obvious to you!

$3 suggested donation

Links mentioned during the presentation

www.dropswapgrow.com
http://www.seedsave.org/
http://www.seedsanctuary.com/articles/seedsaving.cfm
Seed to Seed – Suzanne Ashworth – Seed Savers Exchange
www.thegrowinghome.net/store/ (look for Gardening Guides)
www.rareseeds.com- Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

8.21.12 – Intentional Communities

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)
When: Tuesday August 21st, 6:30 to 9pm

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in an intentional community? Or what even defines “intentional community”? Find out as members of Dancing Rabbit Eco Village present their vision: past and future. Learn how you can get involved, from an overnight stay at their Eco Inn or a work exchange internship to joining the communal life. Composting toilets, consensus decision making, how 70 residents share 3 vehicles, renewable energy, the future of cooperative business.

$3 suggested donation

10.20.09 – Agents of Green Change

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)

Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241- BEER (2337)

When: Tuesday October 20th, 6:30 to 9pm

The October meeting of St. Louis Green Drinks will focus a spotlight on "Agents of Green Change". Find out who are the key organizations in St. Louis that are working to make our community healthier, safer, and greener. Learn how you can add your energy and imagination to creating a more just, sustainable world, starting in St. Louis!

8.18.09 – Book Swap & Discussion

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester)
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

When: Tuesday August 18th, 6:30 to 9pm

Read any good books lately?

Like most of us, you probably remember the book that opened your eyes to the environmental movement or inspired you to become involved in planet preservation.

Well do tell! Join us this month for a back-to-school book swap and book discussion.

Bring in your extra books with a green theme to trade, sell, or give away and get free admission! If you can’t bear to part with any of your books right now, come out anyway. Clue us in to your favorite titles and authors. Lively discussion guaranteed.

$3 cover

2.28.06 – Environmentalism and Race

Schlafly Tap Room in the Eliot Room

At the December edition of Green Drinks, someone pointed out that everyone in the room was pretty much the same – meaning white and middle class. So it got us thinking… Is the answer that people of color aren’t interested in the environmental/sustainability movement or is it that white folks aren’t paying attention to environmental action outside of their comfort zone?

The passing of Coretta Scott King, the recent police chase/beating, and black history month make this the prefect time for the topic. We are working to build the panel around two facets of this complicated and potentially touchy subject — including everything from dumping in minority communities to the apparent lack of diversity in the environmental movement. As usual, we will focus on what’s happening locally. We look forward to seeing you there!