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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 […]

Veggie plant sale offers “car hop” service

To keep customers and employees safe from coronavirus, the Kansas City Community Garden annual veggie plant sale will offer “car hop” pickup service.

While Kansas City is under a mandated, citywide “stay at home” order, residents are allowed to go out only for “essential” services. As a source of food, KCCG is allowed to continue with […]

Earth Day Festival moves to online events

This year, Americans will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, and in Kansas City the 2020 Earth Festival will be transformed into live and interactive online events in response to the threat of COFID-19.

Organizers decided to change Earth Festival to a new EF20Online event to provide a safe way for participants […]

Get native tree seedlings for spring gardens

Just in time for spring planting, you can order native tree seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Even residents of other states can get seedlings shipped.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with sizes varying […]

Is it greener to load a dishwasher or hand wash?

When you’re trying to reduce household energy and water use, what are the greenest ways to tackle the daily task of dishwashing?

A new study shows that it is actually best to use an energy-efficient dishwasher, but there is a hand-wash technique that can be resource efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a typical household washes 215 […]