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Tour an historic home for energy-saving ideas

Tour a 106-year-old house at a Home Energy-Efficiency Open House and learn about renewable energy, energy audits and insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, rebate programs, electric vehicles and healthy indoor air.

Project Living Proof (PLP) is a 3,665-square-foot house owned by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) http://www.metroenergy.org/) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic […]

Volunteer to help plant trees this fall

Join the Heartland Tree Alliance in planting 300 tree seedlings at Shoal Creek and additional trees throughout the Kansas City area this fall.

Upcoming tree planting events include:

 
• Saturday, October 14, 9 a.m. – Noon
Country Club Neighborhood, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO Register
 • Mondays, October 16 – December 15, 9 a.m. – Noon
Shoal Creek, Kansas City, MO […]

Enjoy the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend

Load up the kids and pick a route to visit 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visitors will meet local farmers and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 13th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October […]

Replace your lawn with an edible garden

Learn how to transform your lawn into an edible landscape of vegetables, herbs and fruit trees at a Food Not Lawns class.

Instructor Steve Mann will teach ecologically sound methods of replacing your lawn with permaculture gardens, edible landscaping, and forest gardens in a three-session CommUniversity class from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, October 11, […]

Refresh your garden at Fall Native Plant Sale

Fall is a great time to plant natives in the garden that will attract butterflies, pollinators and wildlife. For locally grown plants, check out the Grassland Heritage Foundation (GHF) Fall Native Plant Sale on September 14 and 21.

All plants are grown in Kansas and are guaranteed to be free of neonicotinoid insecticides, which can harm bees […]