The expo is hosted by The Healthy Planet, which is one of the few environmental/health/natural-living publications in the STL. According to the pub's Web site, it's into earth-friendliness and social responsibility -- noble causes to support. The expo purveys information via 60 booths on both themes, including topics ranging from herbs to natural and organic foods to the latest on wind power, yoga, tai chi, pet care, meditation, outdoor conservation, vegetarianism and recycling.
Other highlights include live music, an array of art demonstrations and the aforementioned wine, served in a tasting event hosted by Whole Foods. Those people know their wine, and hopefully you will get to know it too. Apparently wine is good for you now, so why not?
If you're interested in socially and environmentally responsible living, the expo is a great time to make a day of it. What with the herbal-pillow people and the massage therapists (pictured) and all, it promises a festive atmosphere. And if you get there early, you could receive a free pass to the Missouri Botanical Garden or a goody bag of inevitably healthy sundries.
The expo transpires at the Webster Groves Recreation Center (33 East Glendale Avenue; 314-963-5600) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $5; kids sixteen and younger get in free. Bargain-hunters can pick up two-for- one tickets at Whole Foods, Wild Oats or the Sappington International Farmers Market. For more information call 314-962-5419.