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Load up on native plants at sales this weekend

Create a beautiful landscape, rain garden or bioswale with locally grown native wildflowers, grasses and more on sale at two native plant sales this weekend.

Native wildflowers and grasses can be easy to grow and the perennials will return every year. Because they grow naturally in the Midwest landscape, they are acclimated to the climate and […]

Take a day trip & explore 13 farms on free tour

This Mother’s Day weekend, venture out to see a slice of farm life and explore a vineyard, sip local wine, meet a Tibetan yak, see a regenerative farmstead and find home grown treats at the Miami County Farm Tour.

Thirteen farms and the Wildwood Outdoor Education Center will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

Be part of the City Nature Challenge

Join an international challenge to help your city discover and document the most plants and wildlife in an urban area with the City Nature Challenge from April 29 – May 2.

The City Nature Challenge is a family-friendly, global competition among metro areas to see whose residents can spot and identify the most wildlife. Residents can […]

Score native plants at spring sales

It’s time to start digging in the garden, and here’s where you can find the largest variety of native plant flowers, vines, shrubs, grasses and trees.

To find native plant sales and resources in your city, check Plant Native and search by location. In the Kansas City area, here are three native plants sales in April.

Missouri […]

Start your garden now with “winter sowing”

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces healthier […]