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Help harvest produce so others can eat

You can help get fresh, nutritious food to area food pantries for hungry families by volunteering to glean fruits and vegetables at area farms.

After the Harvest needs volunteers for gleaning on several days a week from August through November at farms, orchards and gardens. Drivers are also needed to pick up excess food from farmers markets.

Since […]

Explore organic & regenerative farms on free tour

Venture out to the Miami County Farm Tour to see a slice of farm life and explore an organic lavender farm and a regenerative farmstead. Play with goats and meet alpacas, cows, chickens, sheep, bison and pigs on this free, self-guided, tour in eastern Kansas.

Fourteen farms will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

Which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides? Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” that experts recommend swapping for organic options, especially for children.

The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” lists together make up the Environmental Working Group (EWG) annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list analyzes Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Try 12 easy ideas to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat.

More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]

Get free tickets to One Earth Film Fest

Watch the latest films on environmental social justice, waste, recycling, clean energy and food, including Kiss the Ground, at the free virtual One Earth Film Festival from March 5 – 14.

The One Earth Film Festival will feature:

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Ages 3 to 10+), 11 a.m. CST, Saturday, March […]