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Learn how to plant and care for trees

Arborists and urban foresters will teach residents how to care for trees in a Heartland Alliance Treekeepers class that begins March 28.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead tree planting, pruning and maintenance projects regionally.

Research shows that […]

Lawrence hosts compost and wood chip sale

The city of Lawrence will be selling wood chips and compost at it’s City Waste Reduction and Recycling Division from Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. The sale is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The wood chips are from grinding up trees and brush that private contractors have supplied.  The compost is made […]

March 16th, 2017|Gardening, Lawn & Garden, Recycling, Reuse & repurpose|0 Comments

View endangered prairie chickens

Watch the foot-stomping strut and hear the booming call of the male prairie chicken at a limited, guided viewing of these endangered native birds.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host two public viewings of prairie chickens from 6 – 9 a.m. on Saturdays, March 18 and March 25 at the Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie near El […]

March 13th, 2017|Conservation, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Find a commuting partner with RideshareKC app

Commuters who drive, bike or take the bus to work can find a partner to carpool or share a ride by using the new RideshareKC app.

The ride-matching service makes it easier to find alternatives to driving or commuting alone with an updated website and smartphone app. It also includes commuter resources for individuals and employers […]

Get hands-on training as an urban farmer

If you’d like to learn what it takes to be an urban farmer, check out the Growing Growers Apprenticeship Program. Many local urban growers have gone through the program to get hands-on experience from seasoned farmers.

Apprentices learn about soil health, growing from seed to harvest, and selling through farmers’ markets, restaurants and community supported agriculture programs. […]

March 6th, 2017|Agriculture, Gardening, Local and Organic Food|0 Comments