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Could there be a climate-change crisis in Cowtown?

What can Kansas City expect and how can it become more resilient as the climate continues to change, bringing stronger storms and higher temperatures that can result in a mix of drought and flooding?

The Kansas Natural Resource Council (KRNC) will host three environmental experts to discuss these issues at its 16th annual Community Forum on Kansas […]

Help scientists track monarch migration

Sign up for Monarch Mania or Monarch Magic and learn how to tag butterflies so scientists can track their migration from Kansas City to Mexico and back.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering free sessions for the public to learn about monarchs and also to tag butterflies to help scientists track their migrations.

Monarch butterflies […]

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 […]

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, […]

Trek to Prairie Festival for sustainable agriculture weekend

If you want to learn about agricultural innovations and taste the world’s first perennial grain, head to Salina, KS for the annual three-day Prairie Festival at The Land Institute.

Since 1979, the festival has drawn thousands from around the world who are interested in the sustainable agriculture research being done at The Land Institute. The New […]