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Earth Day goes big & virtual for its 50th

Earth Day 2020 will be bigger than ever on its 50th anniversary this year, offering participants the rare opportunity to join events around the world as it all goes virtual in response to COVID-19.

Here’s how you can participate. Earth Day will be live, interactive events in Kansas City and worldwide so participants can safely attend from home for […]

Order native plants online & get delivery

Even with the cancellation of native plant sales, you can still start a native garden this spring with plants from local growers and free delivery or curbside pick-up services.

Here are a few options:

City Roots Nursery

Order plants online for home delivery or pickup at the Brookside Farmers Market on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 6321 […]

Take a hike in the urban wildlands

While limiting social contact, look for all the places close to home where you can get outside for exercise and to enjoy beautiful, springtime weather.

You can find free, public trails in every U.S. city around the country at All Trails. Locally, here are a few favorites suggested by Kansas City Wildlands:

Blue River Parkway
Kansas City, […]

What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

When we all are looking for ways to live safely and eat healthy, it can help to know which produce also has the smallest risk from pesticides. Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” and a dried fruit ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in its annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Nearly […]

Now, more than ever, it’s time to plant edibles

Spring is finally here, and while we all are social distancing and home schooling, it’s a great time to put seeds in the ground for a bounty of organic spring greens, radishes, peas and carrots.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, or thinking about starting your first lettuce bed, we have lots of resources to get you […]