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Entrepreneur offers greener option to pet cremation

When the final day comes for a beloved pet, there is now a gentler option to cremation that is also easier on the environment, using less energy for a smaller, aftercare carbon footprint.

In August, Jarrod Hammond opened Heartland Pet Aquamation in Kansas City to offer pet aquamation, an alternative to cremation. Instead of using fire, […]

Teens fight food deserts as Urban Chicken Whisperers

When 15-year-olds Tabitha Burt and Elise Collins discovered that they were living in a “food desert,” they wondered if their experience raising chickens could help others in Wyandotte County, KS.

Nearly a year later, the self-proclaimed Urban Chicken Whisperers have created public displays, educational videos and chicken coops made from recycled and repurposed materials. They’ve presented their Fight […]

Get a free app to find state park activities

If you’re looking for a place to camp, fish, hike or enjoy the water, you can download a free app that will help you find outdoor activities in Missouri state parks.

MO Outdoors will also help you find the best birdwatching and picnic areas and connect you to area regulations, seasonal information and interactive maps that […]

Farmers’ markets are opening for the season

With new safety protocols in place, farmers’ markets are opening with locally raised vegetables, fruit, herbs, meat, eggs and flowers. Find a market near you in Kansas City and beyond.

To locate farmers’ markets throughout the United States, go to the USDA Local Food Directory and search by city and state.

In the Kansas City metro area, farmers’ markets have adjusted […]

Make a difference while you distance

The next time you and your family head to the park, pick up a few free supplies and help beautify Kansas City, MO Parks and Trails.

Beginning on Earth Day, the KCMO Parks is offering free supplies to residents willing to pick up litter and recyclables in city parks through its Make a Difference While You […]