Events & Programming

Seed as Idea: Virtual Event with The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura)

Seed as Idea: Virtual Event with The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura)

Seed as Idea: a seed library (with Amaranth seeds from the Mesoamerican
Permaculture Institute), developed by Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas and Margaret Keller, available at KNOW/HOW books + print.

Join us for our virtual programmed event, a talk with the artists and
IMAP - Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura - on Zoom, January 23rd
at 1:30 pm CST.


The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute (Instituto Mesoamericano de
Permacultura – IMAP) is a non-profit organization based in Guatemala. It
was founded in 2000 by a group of local people concerned by the serious
environmental, social and cultural problems affecting the nation. They
established an ecological education center to promote permaculture
techniques, local biodiversity conservation, production of organic food,
and a seed preservation that strives to reconstruct the Mayan seed
heritage. This seed preservation project includes the Amaranth
Initiative to enhance food sovereignty in Guatemala by promoting the
sustainable cultivation, processing, consumption, and commercialization
of amaranth.

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Introducing Seed as idea: A Seed Library

Introducing Seed as idea: A Seed Library

Introducing Seed as Idea: a seed library (with Amaranth seeds from the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute), developed by The Luminary residents Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas and local artist Margaret Keller. Seeds are now available for free pickup at our shop during open hours!Stay tuned for future workshops, talks, and other events that engage the work.“The seed library distributes culturally significant, non-patented seeds for selected species of plants. The species are selected for their symbolic, historical, and cultural value. In the face of ongoing threats by corporate monocropping against the diversity of life, distributing seeds and disseminating the knowledge of how to grow...

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Black Coffee joins KNOW/HOW at The Luminary

Black Coffee joins KNOW/HOW at The Luminary

Black Coffee, an endeavor previous housed as a pop-up, will be operating out of our bookshop/bar area starting on 9/8 with regular, open hours Weds-Sat 9am - 3pm. We are so excited to welcome Aloha Mischeaux, the owner and soul operator of Black Coffee, to our home at 2701 Cherokee St. From Aloha: "Hi! My name is Aloha Mischeaux. I’m an artist, mentor, and a St. Louis girl. I love coffee. I think it has a very smooth way of bringing people together. It was about a year ago when I was struggling creatively to get a writing project done,...

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Lauren Marx: "Sacred Decay" Book Launch Event

Lauren Marx: "Sacred Decay" Book Launch Event

Join us on Saturday, August 28th for the launch party and exclusive first signing of “Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx”. This gorgeous hardcover book, published by Dark Horse in May of this year, features over 120 full color spreads of Lauren’s illustrations.“Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx. With an impressive eye for detail, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life--or death--with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth...

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"The Gathering", a free film screening at KNOW/HOW

"The Gathering", a free film screening at KNOW/HOW

KNOW/HOW is pleased to share that we will have some FUN FREE programming out of our shop this month!! First up, we have “The Gathering” — a film screening event hosted by Bethany Clemens & Emma Bright for Cherokee Street's second Saturday— on Aug 14th at 6pm (doors open at 5:30). The event will be a special viewing of five experimental films from artists and filmmakers from STL and LA:1. Lauren Jevnikar "Tender Hearts" @lrnjv2. Van McElwee "Ancestor House"3. Maria Norris "6 Swans" @mar_an_films4. Kelly Jimenez  "DesMotivaciones" @hermit_mos5. Emma & Bethany "Woolgathering" @bethany_clemens & @emmaabrightThese are great films, you won’t want to miss them!We will have refreshments and snacks...

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