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Help national effort to plant for pollinators

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 21-27.

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 […]

What’s best for you: Rain garden or bioswale?

Reusable bag or plastic bag? Rain garden or bioswale? The answer may be obvious on the first choice, but when it comes to managing water, it can be confusing.

Rain gardens and bioswales have similar results, but vary in how they are designed and work. Let’s look at what might be best for your situation.

Both a […]

Explore organic & regenerative farms on free tour

Venture out to the Miami County Farm Tour to see a slice of farm life and explore an organic lavender farm and a regenerative farmstead. Play with goats and meet alpacas, cows, chickens, sheep, bison and pigs on this free, self-guided, tour in eastern Kansas.

Fourteen farms will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

Attract native bees with a free house

Help The Bee Conservancy save the bees by adding a native bee house to a local school garden, community garden or nature center.

The organization will give away 500 bee houses to groups that can offer a native plant habitat and help communities support local food systems through its Sponsor-A-Hive Program. Two hundred bee houses were given […]

Start your prep now for native plant gardens

Are you thinking about converting a lawn or garden area to native plants to attract pollinators and birds into your landscape?

This time of year, questions about preparing a garden for native plants are at an all-time high. Gardeners are learning that native plants attract pollinators, butterflies and birds to their gardens, and once established, their […]