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Transform a vacant lot into an edible garden

Green Drinks KC will host Vacant Lots: From Eyesore to Success with an evening of stories and strategies for transforming vacant urban lots into engaging, edible gardens.

There are currently more than 2,700 vacant lots in the Kansas City area that are available for sale, according to The Land Bank of Kansas City, MO.

The monthly Green Drinks KC […]

Learn the best ways to prune a tree

Get basic, hands-on training for tree pruning techniques of shade and ornamental trees in this two-hour workshop hosted by Heartland Tree Alliance.

Participants in Pruning for Beginners will receive the U.S. Forest Service’s How to Prune Trees and learn about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology and types of pruning cuts.

The class is offered four times […]

Explore 12 ideas for eco-friendly & off-grid vacations

If you’re looking for eco-friendly ways to travel, here are a dozen ideas ranging from simple energy-saving tips to an off-grid vacation rental that will minimize your environmental impact.

Ecotourism is among the fastest-growing segments of the global tourism trade. While travel uses resources, and can harm the environment, it can also assist the environment, benefit local economies, educate […]

See KC initiative on Bike Share for All

A new Bike Share for All pilot program is being launched in Kansas City to give inexpensive access to bike sharing for low-income residents who live in underserved areas.

Bike Share for All: Creating Equity for Cycling in Kansas City will offer bike sharing for those who need transportation to employment, school and other community services. It […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Children can taste the ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plant science at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with a curriculum […]