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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 […]

Why should everyone plant milkweed?

Milkweed is a beautiful native plant in the garden, but more importantly it is the only larval host plant of the monarch butterfly. So, when the milkweed disappears, so do the monarchs.

There is a complex range of issues leading to the decreased number of monarchs. Having just one food source is a critical one. Milkweed […]

KC passes Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan

Kansas City set a roadmap for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions with approval of a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.

City leaders, city staff, professional consultants and the KC Climate Protection Steering Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and regional leaders developed the 133-page plan which was approved by the KC City Council on August 25.

“Climate action cannot […]

Advocate for KC Climate Protection & Resiliency Plan

There’s still time to voice your support for Kansas City’s proposed new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan as it heads to the City Council for a potential vote on Thursday, August 25.

If passed, the plan recommends numerous climate measures to help the metro reach its’ greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of climate neutrality for city operations by 2030 […]

Tour the Beanstalk Children’s Garden

Let the kids taste ripe fruits and vegetables and learn about healthy food, nutrition, insects and plants at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden in Kansas City.

The 14,500-square foot garden contains more than 300 plant varieties that grow in themed gardens to encourage learning. As part of Kansas City Community Gardens, the children’s garden was developed with […]