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Start planting now with ‘winter sowing’

Even in the bitter cold months of winter, you can start planting your spring garden outside using these ideas for homemade, mini greenhouses made from recycled containers.

Winter sowing is a popular method of starting seeds early in tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces […]

Find local food for a Thanksgiving feast

Celebrate this Thanksgiving with locally grown food and drinks. Here are some quick resources to find farmers, markets and wineries near you.

Bringing locally raised or grown food to the table during the season is not only healthier for you, but also supports local farmers, restaurants, bakeries, wineries and more. Plus, compared to store-bought food, local […]

Create gardener’s “gold” from falling leaves

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how to take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold,” get free fertilizer for next year’s garden, and help slow climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil.

“This leaf season offers an opportunity to take action to slow global warming in our own yards,” says […]

It’s time to plant garlic for spring harvest

As most gardeners are cleaning up their vegetable garden beds, there’s one savory edible that can be planted now for an early summer harvest. It’s time to plant garlic.

Planting garlic (Allium sativum), a crop native to Central Asia and grown for more than 5,000 years, is a quintessential fall garden activity. There are so many […]

Explore 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Take a day trip to explore family-owned farms, bee ranches, pumpkin patches and vineyards, and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown on 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

The 18th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 1 and […]