Lawn & Garden

/Lawn & Garden

Volunteer to plant trees in the Northland

Help the Heartland Tree Alliance plant more trees in the Northland by becoming a volunteer this spring.

Volunteers are needed to help plant trees in these neighborhoods:

• 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 16

Northbrook Neighborhood, 7432 N. March Road, near Shoal Creek Parkway and I-435 in Kansas City, MO

• 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23

Amber […]

Get native tree seedlings for spring gardens

Just in time for spring planting, the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering native tree seedlings to residents for as little as 22 cents each. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find a program in your state.

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

Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be frigid outside, but it’s not too early to start planning your native plant garden. Get the basics at an Introduction to Native Landscaping workshop designed for beginning gardeners, new homeowners and those curious about native plants.

The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Stephen Van Rhein […]

Discover the secrets of growing fruit

Learn all about fruit trees, how to care for them and how they provide food security to communities at this OrchardKeeper course.

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance and the Giving Grove are partnering on this three-day class that delves into tree care and biology, soil and basic fruit biology, site suitability, species selection, proper planting […]

Volunteer to help track birds in winter

In unusual sightings last year, the snowy owl was seen throughout the Midwest as food shortages in its natural Arctic habitat pushed them further south.

What birds will be spotted this winter? The maps on eBird, a non-profit, cooperative online effort by birders and researchers to track sightings for all species, shows where you might spot […]