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Care for urban trees as a Treekeeper

Tap into the world of trees and learn from arborists and urban foresters about their care. The Heartland Tree Alliance TreeKeepers will host a series of classes beginning Thursday, September 9.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead […]

Help harvest produce so others can eat

You can help get fresh, nutritious food to area food pantries for hungry families by volunteering to glean fruits and vegetables at area farms.

After the Harvest needs volunteers for gleaning on several days a week from August through November at farms, orchards and gardens. Drivers are also needed to pick up excess food from farmers markets.

Since […]

Launch the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

As the kids head back to school, here are 12 tips for more environmentally friendly school supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and another round of face masks to protect students from COVID-19.

If you need a new supply of washable face masks for kids attending in-person classes, there are several options for reusable cloth masks that are […]

Go biking & hiking for Father’s Day fun

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a new or renewed interest in outdoor activities. This Father’s Day, you can keep the fun going with these family hike or biking adventures in Kansas City or one of hundreds of parks nationwide.

In the Kansas City metro area, here are 11 trails that range from four to 25 miles along […]

Shop native plant sales this weekend

Create a beautiful landscape, rain garden or bioswale with locally grown native wildflowers, grasses and more on sale at two native plant sales this weekend.

Missouri Prairie Foundation Native Plant Sale

Nine growers will sell native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, […]