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Mulch, compost & recycle your yard waste

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how you can take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold” and get free nutrients for next year’s lawn and garden.

Growing piles of leaves are “gold” for gardeners who take advantage of the free nutrients that can be mulched or composted to replenish lawns and gardens.

Replenish […]

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, […]

Take a farm tour & more at Let’s Grow!

Join farmers, artists, chefs and musicians at a three-day Let’s Grow! conference of virtual and on-farm events at the KC Farm School at Gibbs Road this weekend.

The schedule includes:

Friday, November 6: An on-farm event will feature live music from KC Bear Fighters, a raku demonstration from KC Clay Guild and local treats from Vietnamese […]

Discover best places for peak fall foliage & wildlife

Escape to the best locations in nature to see peak fall foliage, restored elk herds and tallgrass prairies on driving and hiking adventures throughout the Midwest and beyond.

In Missouri, find the best locations for catching the brilliant colors of fall maples, oaks, hickory and ash trees in the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fall Colors: Latest […]

Reserve native trees now for spring planting

You can start planning now for spring planting by ordering native tree and shrub seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find more resources in your state.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and […]