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Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations, and even though the gatherings may be smaller this year, you can still find sources for tasty, locally grown food.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps your community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared to store bought food, […]

A community remembers an environmental leader

Dennis Murphey, retired chief environmental officer for Kansas City, MO, led the city’s effort to fight climate change for 13 years, putting Kansas City on the map for its 40-percent reduction in municipal greenhouse gas emissions. He died of COVID-19 on October 27.

Murphey joined the city in 2006 and retired in June 2019. During his tenure, […]

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 […]

Walk, run or ride a trail during Walktober

Discover some of autumn’s most colorful, fall landscapes and get some exercise on a different trail every Sunday in October as part of a community Walktober event.

Kansas City Parks & Recreation has teamed up with BikeWalkKC and Jackson County Parks and Recreation to encourage walking, running and bicycling trails this October, while honoring COVID-19 precautions […]

Score free native plants at Monarch Mania

Discover how you can attract monarch butterflies to your landscape, and get free native plants at a drive-thru event at Monarch Mania.

Plants will be distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., or until they are gone, on Saturday, September 12 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 […]