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Here’s how to harvest sweet potatoes

If this is the first year you’ve grown sweet potatoes, you may be wondering how and when you should harvest these orange beauties, since they are hidden underground.

In most midwestern climates, it’s time to harvest when the leaves start to turn yellow or brown and before the first frost or freeze of the season.

Start by […]

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the family and pick a route to visit 29 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches, bee ranches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 15th annual farm tour includes farms along […]

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 […]