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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 […]

Neighborhood teaches green stewardship

A dozen young residents of the Marlborough Neighborhood recently learned about environmental stewardship, wildlife in the city and keeping the Blue River watershed clean in a new Green Guard Stewardship program.

“If environmental science class was like this, I would be a lot more engaged,” said Dallas Colbert, a Green Guard Steward. He and his classmates […]

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 […]

Meet local artists at Creative Hand Show

Local fibers artists will display and sell their work at the Creative Hand Show and Sale this weekend. Many raise their own sheep or use eco-friendly fibers to create unique items.

The KC Weavers Guild and the Fiber Guild of Greater  Kansas City are co-sponsoring the annual Creative Hand Show and Sale at the Old Shawnee Town Hall at 11600 Johnson Drive […]

November 14th, 2017|Event, Local artisans, Nature, Sustainability|0 Comments

Let the kids be a zookeeper for a day

At the Kansas City Zoo, children ages 7 to 18 can sign up to be a Keeper for a Day and learn what it takes to care for the zoo’s animals and habitats.

Participants will do everything from cleaning exhibits and preparing animal diets to learning the basics of animal handling and conservation.

Mini Zookeeper is designed […]

November 14th, 2017|Children, Conservation, Education, Event, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments