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Why should everyone plant milkweed?

Milkweed is a beautiful native plant in the garden, but more importantly it is the only larval host plant of the monarch butterfly. So, when the milkweed disappears, so do the monarchs.

There is a complex range of issues leading to the decreased number of monarchs. Having just one food source is a critical one. Milkweed […]

KC passes Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan

Kansas City set a roadmap for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions with approval of a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.

City leaders, city staff, professional consultants and the KC Climate Protection Steering Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and regional leaders developed the 133-page plan which was approved by the KC City Council on August 25.

“Climate action cannot […]

Advocate for KC Climate Protection & Resiliency Plan

There’s still time to voice your support for Kansas City’s proposed new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan as it heads to the City Council for a potential vote on Thursday, August 25.

If passed, the plan recommends numerous climate measures to help the metro reach its’ greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of climate neutrality for city operations by 2030 […]

Start your fall veggie garden at plant sale

As you begin planning your fall garden plantings, you can find cool-season vegetable plants at the Kansas City Community Gardens Fall Sale beginning this week.

The garden will have broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards and kale plants for sale in three-packs for prices ranging from $0.50 to $1.50 each. The sale will continue until plants are sold.

For […]

Control garden pests with these 7 organic ideas

Are pests eating up your plants or is disease spreading through your garden? Try these seven easy strategies for chemical-free control of pests, weeds and disease.

As we move into summer, the environmental conditions that contribute to peak production of our favorite fruit and vegetable crops will also cater to a rise in garden pests, weeds […]