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Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Let the kids taste ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden in Kansas City.

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 […]

Why do energy codes matter to all of us?

Yup, this is about new building energy codes. Don’t look away: it will be relevant to you – both home and business owners. Right now this conversation is very relevant because Kansas City, MO is in the middle of debating updates to city building energy codes.

Why does this matter? If we adopt updated energy codes, […]

Launch the school year with 9 eco-friendly tips

As the kids get ready to head back to school, here are nine ways to start the year with more environmentally friendly school supplies, clothes and lunches.

Before you head out to the store or online to buy new supplies, take stock of what is still usable from last year. Donate items you can’t use […]

Let kids plug in to new nature story time

A new online Nature Stories Around the World launches today with videos of children’s nature stories being read by a biologist and environmental expert.

Margo Farnsworth, author and biomimicry expert and educator, started the new online experience for children and their parents with the help of Sami Aaron, executive director of the non-profit, the Resilient Activist. […]

Start seeds now for an edible fall garden

As many of us have experienced firsthand, summer gardening can be grueling. So, here are some ideas for starting over with an edible fall garden that’s ready to plant when temperatures cool and pests die back.

Even the most energetic growers, some who’ve been active since the beginning of the year, can feel a little worn […]