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Learn how to market your locally grown food

Do you grow vegetables and fruits or make tasty jams and jellies you would like to sell? A course on Selling Local Foods will cover everything from food safety to the best marketing options.

The University of Missouri Extension in Jackson County is offering a four-session course on Selling Local Foods beginning July 11.

Selling locally is […]

Take precautions on ozone alert days

The first ozone alert day of the season was June 9, which is earlier than most summers. When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. Here are steps the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) advises you to take to protect your health and reduce pollution.

Protect your health:

Reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Ozone pollution can […]

What are the top-ranked, eco-friendly vehicles?

When it’s time to replace your old car, check out this Kelley Blue Book list of the 2017 best eco-friendly hybrid, electric and plug-in electric vehicles on the market for under $40,000.

Each year, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) ranks vehicles and helps consumers determine pricing for used vehicles.

“With each new model year there are more ‘green […]

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 […]

Compete in the Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality this summer by competing in the Green Commute Challenge to reduce emissions by taking the bus, bike, streetcar, carpool, walking or telecommuting to work.

This friendly competition helps improve air quality during the time of year that traditionally produces the highest ozone levels. Air quality is most vulnerable […]