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Select a red cedar for the holidays, and preserve a prairie

Cut down an invasive, red cedar tree to decorate for the holidays, and help restore a prairie at the Kansas City WildLands Cedar Tree Event on Saturday, December 2.

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars from Mildale Farm — […]

November 28th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Reuse & repurpose|0 Comments

Create holiday gifts from nature

‘Tis the season to decorate for the holidays, and there are many opportunities to learn how to create festive decor from nature.

To learn how to use red cedar, prairie grasses, wild nuts, berries and seeds to create wreaths, swags, cards and even a kissing ball, check out these workshops.

Holiday Nature Crafts

Saturday, December 2, 9 a.m. –  […]

Mulch, compost & recycle yard waste

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish your lawn with grasscycling

One of the easiest ways to reap the benefit of leaves is to leave them on the lawn and mow over them. This can be accomplished with […]

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 […]

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 […]