Transform a vacant lot into an edible garden

Green Drinks KC will host Vacant Lots: From Eyesore to Success with an evening of stories and strategies for transforming vacant urban lots into engaging, edible gardens.

There are currently more than 2,700 vacant lots in the Kansas City area that are available for sale, according to The Land Bank of Kansas City, MO.

The monthly Green Drinks KC […]

Learn the best ways to prune a tree

Get basic, hands-on training for tree pruning techniques of shade and ornamental trees in this two-hour workshop hosted by Heartland Tree Alliance.

Participants in Pruning for Beginners will receive the U.S. Forest Service’s How to Prune Trees and learn about proper pruning tools, basic tree biology and types of pruning cuts.

The class is offered four times […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Children can taste the ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plant science at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with a curriculum […]

Discover 5 ways to save water

Even on the hottest days of summer, there are still ways to save water and cut your water bills. Here are five tips for reducing your water use.

Update water fixtures  Use less water by installing aerators on all household faucets and low-flow showerheads in the bathrooms and save 2,300 to 7,000 gallons of water […]

Let the kids cook at Powell Gardens’ camp

Give the kids a culinary experience at a hands-on, seed-to-plate, Eat Your Vegetables Day Camp at Powell Gardens.

This interactive, learning experience begins in the Heartland Harvest Garden, where kids ages 9 to 12, will explore Powell Gardens’ 12 acres of vegetables, herbs and fruits during a five-day camp from 9 a.m. – 4 pm., Monday, July […]