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Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be winter outside, but it’s not too early to start planning a native plant garden at this free, workshop designed for new homeowners, beginning gardeners and those curious about native plants.

Learn about favorite native species, how and where to plant natives and simple garden templates to try in your garden at Introduction to […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 6 greener ideas

This year, treat your loved one to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day that focuses on togetherness, instead of lots of stuff. There’s even an idea for those who are not celebrating the day. Either way, you’ll support local farmers, restaurants, gardens, parks, orchestras, the zoo and even Goodwill.

1. Kiss & Tail at the K.C. Zoo

The Kansas City […]

Green your garden and protect the planet

Joe Lamp’l, creator and host of PBS’s Growing a Greener World, tops a list of experts at a two-day Gardeners Connect Symposium this weekend in Kansas City.

Lamp’l will speak on Greening Your Garden While Protecting the Planet at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 10 a Rockhurst University, Arrupe Hall, 54th and Troost Ave., Kansas City, […]

Share ideas for a healthy, local food system

Meet local, urban farmers at Cultivate Kansas City’s Farmers & Friends Meeting and help envision a healthy food system for the community.

The annual event brings together local farmers and foodies to provide information, start conversations and invite participants to dream about what a healthy food system looks like for Kansas City.

The event features:

Workshops led […]

Recycle holiday trees, lights and glass

When the holiday celebrations are over, recycle your Christmas tree, greenery, lights and glass at these local drop-off and curbside sites.

Tree recycling: Overland Park, KS

The city of Overland Park has four locations to recycle Christmas trees and other natural holiday foliage. These items can be recycled through Sunday, January 7 at the following locations:

Young’s Park, […]