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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

Explore the Pope’s encyclical on ecology

Village Presbyterian Church will host a four-session course on Caring for Our Common Home: Exploring the Wisdom of Pope Francis on his encyclical about climate change and the environment.

The classes will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS.

Father Bob Hagan, S.J. of Guardian […]

Green Prom Movement offers free, repurposed dresses

High school girls who want to make an environmental statement, and get a free repurposed dress, can attend an upcoming fashion show and select a dress from The Green Prom Movement.

The average prom dress has a big petroleum footprint, is only worn once and is an expensive “must have” for high school girls on this […]