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Save 50% on native plants, rain barrels & more

Plant a rain garden, install a rain barrel or add native plants to your landscape, and you can receive up to a 50-percent refund through a Contain the Rain program in Johnson County, KS.

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County Stormwater Management Program offers the refunds to homeowners and businesses […]

Take the Pollinator Garden Challenge

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 22-28.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]

Find online native plant sales & curbside pickup

It’s time to plant natives, and despite spring sale event cancellations, you can still order your favorite native flowers, shrubs and trees online or by phone for curbside pickup.

To find a native plant nursery or sale anywhere in the U.S., visit the Plant Native Directory or  Choose Natives for options by city, county and state.

Here […]

Discover tips for native plant gardening

Tap into the gardening wisdom of local experts at these free virtual workshops on native plants.

Deep Roots is offering a free workshop series to help gardeners with everything from how to plant native seeds to selecting the best native plants to attract butterflies and birds.

Upcoming workshops include:

• Thursday, April 30: Recognizing and Removing Invasive Species

• Tuesday, May […]

50 ways to celebrate Earth Day, beginning today

Even when we can’t celebrate together, local Earth Day organizers have found 50 ways to take big and small actions for the planet on this 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Thanks to Bridging the Gap, City of Kansas City, MO Office of Environmental Quality, KCMO Parks & Recreation, Heartland Conservation Alliance, Kansas Chapter of Sierra Club, […]