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Here’s how to harvest sweet potatoes

If this is the first year you’ve grown sweet potatoes, you may be wondering how and when you should harvest these orange beauties, since they are hidden underground.

In most midwestern climates, it’s time to harvest when the leaves start to turn yellow or brown and before the first frost or freeze of the season.

Start by […]

Order native plants now for fall pick up

You can find a wide variety of native plants at three sales in the metro area this fall. Each sale is accepting pre-orders from several nurseries that specialize in growing local native flowers, grasses, bushes and trees.

As a COVID-19 safety precaution, all sales will be a pre-paid/pickup format. No extra plants will be available for purchase […]

Score free native plants at Monarch Mania

Discover how you can attract monarch butterflies to your landscape, and get free native plants at a drive-thru event at Monarch Mania.

Plants will be distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., or until they are gone, on Saturday, September 12 at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 […]

Meet landscape experts at virtual Plan it Native 

Get expert advice on landscaping with native plants, attracting pollinators to your garden and planting prairies at this year’s virtual Plan It Native conference on September 16 – 18.

Deep Roots KC and its partners will host this second annual event featuring keynote speakers:

Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer and MacArthur Fellow and […]

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 […]