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Pick a date to help pick some produce

If you would like to help glean farm fields to provide fresh, nutritious vegetables and fruits to area food pantries for hungry families, you can volunteer at area farms during September.

Since the pandemic, more than 433,470 people have become food insecure in the Kansas City area. From April through July, volunteers with the non-profit organization, […]

Learn how to turn your lawn into a meadow

Are you looking for an alternative to your water-thirsty, chemical-dependent lawn? Or just trying to avoid fossil fuel intensive mowing?

Learn how to create a regenerative, natural ecosystem at this free Green America webinar with Owen Wormser, author of a new book, Lawns into Meadows: Growing a regenerative landscape.

Wormser will explain how to plant an organic […]

Try these 5 ways to reduce water use

Even in the heat of summer and a pandemic, there are still safe ways to reduce water use and save money. Here are five tips for reducing water use.

Turn it off outside

A lawn and garden can consume up to 70 percent of a household water bill during warm summer months. But there are […]

Save 50% on native plants, rain barrels & more

Plant a rain garden, install a rain barrel or add native plants to your landscape, and you can receive up to a 50-percent refund through a Contain the Rain program in Johnson County, KS.

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County Stormwater Management Program offers the refunds to homeowners and businesses […]

Take the Pollinator Garden Challenge

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 22-28.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]