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Plant a pollinator garden to attract bees

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 17-23.

“One thing is clear, Americans love pollinators and their efforts are paying off. Research in recent studies have shown that even small gardens can make a difference for pollinators by […]

Nominate neighbors for a green award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working on a community garden, recycling projects, energy efficiency, repurposing vacant lots or other Earth-friendly projects?

The city of Kansas City, MO is calling for nominations for its KC Green Neighborhood Recognition Program. As part of the city’s KC Green initiative, this program recognizes neighborhoods that have implemented sustainable practices.

Registered neighborhoods can […]

Find a farmers’ market near you

Farmers’ markets are opening all over offering locally raised vegetables, fruit, herbs, meat, eggs and flowers. Find a market near your home or work in Kansas City and beyond.

To locate farmers’ markets throughout the United States, go to the USDA Local Food Directory and search by city and state.

If you find a market that’s not listed here, email editor@greenabilitymagazine.com with […]

Get native plants at these local sales

Native perennials are hardy, drought tolerant and come back year after year in the garden. Find a wide variety of flowers and grasses for sale at these four plant events.

Burroughs Audubon Native Plant Sale

Thursday, May 4: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Backyard Bird Center, 6212 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City MO

Missouri Prairie Foundation Native Plant Sale

Saturday, […]

Look what’s happening for Earth Day!

This Earth Day, celebrate 49 years of eco-advocacy by volunteering to plant trees, recycle glass, learn about climate change or enjoy an Earth Day happy hour.

Each year more than one-billion people in 192 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22 as a commitment to protect ecosystems, fight climate change and live greener lifestyles every day, according […]