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Plant a pollinator garden to attract bees

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to reach one-million, bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 18-24.

Since 2015, more than 700,000 pollinator gardens have been designed, planted and registered with the National Pollinator Garden Network.

“One thing is clear, Americans love pollinators and their efforts are paying […]

Tour 24 urban farms and gardens this weekend

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the food journey from field to plate at 24 urban farms on the Cultivate Kansas City Urban Grown Farms & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

On this self-guided tour, visitors will be able to meet and talk to the farmers who grow food and raise animals […]

Plant to “Make America Green Again”

A national effort to fight climate change and high food bills is being organized by Green America to urge Americans to plant “Climate Victory Gardens” to reduce carbon emissions while growing safe, healthy and less expensive food.

Green America announced its new Climate Victory Gardens campaign to encourage Americans to follow the World War II lead […]

Compete in Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality this summer by competing in the Green Commute Challenge to reduce emissions. Ride a bus, streetcar, bike, carpool, or walk/telecommute to work.

This friendly competition helps improve air quality during the time of year that traditionally produces the highest ozone levels. Air quality is most vulnerable during the […]

Nominate a neighborhood for green award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working to be more sustainable with recycling, gardening, energy efficiency, repurposing of vacant lots or other Earth-friendly projects?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

Registered neighborhoods […]