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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 […]

Which produce is on “Dirty Dozen” list this year?

Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce is contaminated with pesticides, but some foods are dangerously worse than others, especially for children. Find the top “Dirty Dozen” ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in its annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Here is the 2018 Dirty Dozen list:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
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See sheep, bison, cows, goats & pigs on farm tour

Venture out to the Miami County Farm Tour to see a slice of farm life and get a chance to walk a goat and meet alpacas, cows, chickens, sheep and pigs on this free, self-guided, tour in eastern Kansas.

Fifteen farms will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 […]

Learn how to cook leafy, spring greens

Get a quick course in cooking healthy greens at these free, one-hour Cooking with Spring Greens classes hosted by Kansas City Community Gardens.

Whether you grow them or buy them at a farmer’s market or grocery story, spring greens like kale and collard are healthy choices that can be eaten raw or cooked. Learn some easy […]