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See what happens if we stop “shopping”

Join a virtual discussion with the author of The Day the World Stops Shopping, and see how ending excessive buying could save the planet and ourselves.

The Kansas City Public Library will host this free, live virtual event at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21. To register, go to Kansas City Public Library. After the event, the interview […]

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 […]

Explore organic & regenerative farms on free tour

Venture out to the Miami County Farm Tour to see a slice of farm life and explore an organic lavender farm and a regenerative farmstead. Play with goats and meet alpacas, cows, chickens, sheep, bison and pigs on this free, self-guided, tour in eastern Kansas.

Fourteen farms will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

Find farmers’ markets opening near you

Farmers’ markets are opening across the country with locally raised vegetables, fruit, herbs, meat, eggs and flowers. Find a market near you in Kansas City and beyond.

To locate farmers’ markets throughout the United States, go to the USDA Local Food Directory and search by city and state.

In the Kansas City metro area, farmers’ markets have adjusted opening dates and […]

What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

Which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides? Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” that experts recommend swapping for organic options, especially for children.

The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” lists together make up the Environmental Working Group (EWG) annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list analyzes Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]