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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, […]

Protect your family from disease-carrying insects

It’s August, and the bugs are biting. With more outside activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts offer simple precautions to avoid disease spread by mosquito, tick and flea bites.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cases of bug-borne diseases more than tripled in the U.S. from 2004 […]

Get a free app to find state park activities

If you’re looking for a place to camp, fish, hike or enjoy the water, you can download a free app that will help you find outdoor activities in Missouri state parks.

MO Outdoors will also help you find the best birdwatching and picnic areas and connect you to area regulations, seasonal information and interactive maps that […]

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 […]

Learn how to preserve summer’s bounty

Have you always wanted to try canning your summer veggies, but needed to know how to begin? Here are two online and virtual options to get you started.

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a free virtual Q&A on food preservation from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on July 16, August 20, September 17 and October […]