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Start seeds now for an edible fall garden

As many of us have experienced firsthand, summer gardening can be grueling. So, here are some ideas for starting over with an edible fall garden that’s ready to plant when temperatures cool and pests die back.

Even the most energetic growers, some who’ve been active since the beginning of the year, can feel a little worn […]

Take the Plastic Free Challenge in July

This month join a global movement to reduce plastic waste on our streets, in our oceans and in landfills by taking the Plastic Free Challenge.

More than 120-million people worldwide have already committed to reducing their disposable plastic use during July and beyond. To join in, find local events in your city, and get plastic-free tips, […]

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 […]

Learn how to build your own composter

Explore a new way of composting and help build a Johnson-Su compost bioreactor at these free Hands-On Compost Workshops.

Marty Kraft will lead workshops two workshops this weekend from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at The Light Center, 1542 Woodson Road, Baldwin City, KS and from 12 – 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13 at the Antioch […]

Help national effort to plant for pollinators

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 21-27.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]