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Discover native pollinators at Festival of Butterflies

Walk among locally raised, native butterflies at the Festival of Butterflies “breezeway,” plus get a close encounter with the blue morpho, golden birding and emerald swallowtail at Powell Gardens.

The “dragonfly den” is a new area featuring native Missouri dragonflies. Guests will be able to touch live caterpillars, learn about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and participate […]

Try these 5 ways to save water at home

Even on the hottest days of summer, there are still ways to save water and cut your water bills. Here are five tips for reducing your water use.

Update water fixtures. Use less water by installing aerators on all household faucets and low-flow showerheads in the bathrooms and save 2,300 to 7,000 gallons of water […]

Get garden inspiration at these upcoming tours

Over the next two weekends, enjoy four garden tours that include the lush surroundings of a Frank Lloyd Wright house, the historic Thomas Hart Benton home and gardens featuring native plants, butterfly gardens and unique designs of these historic homes and suburban estates.

Historic Roanoke Neighborhood Garden Tour

Saturday, June 10, Noon – 5 p.m.

Friends of Roanoke Park […]

Nominate a neighborhood for green award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working to be more sustainable with recycling, energy efficiency, repurposing of vacant lots, gardening or other Earth-friendly projects?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

Registered neighborhoods […]

Check out upcoming native plants sales

There’s still time to plant a native garden and start attracting pollinators. Two native plant sales and a garden tour are scheduled in Lawrence, KS to help you get started.

Native plants are adapted to Midwest weather extremes and are ecologically useful for low-maintenance landscaping. The flowers and grasses also attract pollinators and other beneficial insects […]