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What savory edible can you plant now?

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 […]

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 nutrients 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 […]

Escape to 31 farms on tour this weekend 

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 31 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

The 17th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 2 and […]

Tell Kansas City how to fight climate change

The city of Kansas City, MO wants to know how climate change is and will impact you and what actions the city should take now to become carbon neutral, equity focused and resilient by 2040.

In 2020, the K.C. City Council passed Resolution 200005 directing the city to update the 2008 Climate Protection Plan to include […]

Launch the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

As the kids head back to school, here are 12 tips for more environmentally friendly school supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and another round of face masks to protect students from COVID-19.

If you need a new supply of washable face masks for kids attending in-person classes, there are several options for reusable cloth masks that are […]