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Shop local & handcrafted at 12 holiday pop-ups

This holiday season shop for local, handcrafted, eco-friendly and fair-trade gifts at a dozen pop-up sales, holiday fairs and farmers’ markets throughout the Kansas City / Lawrence area.

Here are some great options:

KC CLAY GUILD HOLIDAY SALE POTTERY TOUR

Friday, December 2, 5 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 11 a.m. – […]

Promote your eco-events in Greenability

Greenability offers a free, online calendar listing to promote events that are environmentally sustainable, resilient and restorative.

Calendar listings can be related to organic food, energy-efficiency, recycling, renewable energy, zero-waste, native plant gardening, nature, resilient living and many other environmental topics. To be considered for a listing, in-person events should be held within a 100-mile radius […]

Try 9 easy ideas for zero-waste holidays

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Try these nine easy ideas for gifting, wrapping, partying and more

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

Using natural items from your yard or garden, such as flower heads, holly or pinecones, is […]

Skip big-box Black Friday & shop locally

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, here’s how you can skip the big-box frenzy on Black Friday and share a more eco-friendly day at local holiday events and shops with makers, artists, fair-trade vendors.

Across the country, local retailers will be celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 27. Shoppers can find local stores near […]

Escape to the Master Gardener tours

Explore rain gardens, native plant landscapes, local garden art, plant sales and more on two garden tours hosted by Master Gardeners in June.

Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour • June 5 – 6

The Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners Garden Tour begins in Lawrence, KS with a tour of 10  themed gardens at the Douglas County Extension […]