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Refresh your garden at native plant sales

Start your fall garden with perennial native plants that are drought and flood tolerant and return every year. Check out these local, native plant sales and more native plant nurseries nationwide.

A variety of native wildflowers, sedges, grasses, trees and shrubs suitable for shade, partial shade, sun, dry or moist conditions are good options for fall planting. To […]

Learn about tree care from the experts

Tap into the world of trees and learn from arborists and urban foresters about planting, pruning, diseases and more at workshops with Heartland Tree Alliance TreeKeepers beginning Thursday, September 8.

The goal of TreeKeepers is to provide a corps of trained volunteers as a resource for local municipalities, school districts and neighborhood associations to lead tree […]

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 […]