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Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations that are full of food and family get-togethers. This holiday season, start a new tradition by sourcing food from local farmers for your holiday feasts.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared […]

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 […]

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to speak at UMKC

Meet environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and hear his insight on The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Decade: Climate Change on the Edge of Hope & Despair on Friday, October 6 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. and book signing after the lecture in Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes […]

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, […]

Take 10 easy steps to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat. More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]