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Trek to Prairie Festival for weekend fun

If you want to learn about agricultural innovations and taste the world’s first perennial grain, head to Salina, KS for the 40th annual, three-day Prairie Festival at The Land Institute.

Since 1979, the festival has drawn thousands from around the world who are interested in the sustainable agriculture research being done at The Land Institute. The […]

Take 10 easy steps 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get inspired at Maker Faire

This weekend, local creators and makers will display their repurposing ideas, artistic creativity and electronic ingenuity at the Maker Faire Kansas City.

This family-friendly festival brings together the makers, crafters, inventors, hackers, scientists and artists to inspire creativity. Exhibits and demonstrations include repurposed creations, electric bikes, electronics, artisan foods, woodworking, arts and crafts, a car show, makerspaces, […]