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The Giving Grove & Boulevard Brewing collab on pear cider

Cider celebrates little orchards making a big difference
Boulevard Brewing Company recently released the Westside Wilds Pear Cider to support The Giving Grove. The small-batch, mixed fermentation cider is the celebration of a local food collaboration five years in the making. A portion of the proceeds benefit Kansas City Community Garden’s Giving Grove program. 

The Giving Grove […]

Dream up a resilient, local food system at Farmers & Friends Meeting

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the local farmers and food systems working together to build a healthy, climate-resilient foodshed.

The Cultivate KC’s Annual Farmers & Friends Meeting will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 11 at the Westport Plexpod Commons. 

The event brings together local farmers and foodies to provide information, start conversations, and […]

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 […]