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Try “winter sowing” to start your garden now

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 method of starting seeds early in homemade, mini greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces […]

Explore 12 city park trails this winter

The weather may be chilly, but there are still lots of ways to get outside and enjoy a local trail.

So bundle up, and explore these 12 Kansas City Parks trails. Click on the links to see videos of each location.

Anita Gorman Park Trail, NE 46th Terrace & N Davidson Ave.
Bannister Park Trail, 9800 […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

Give your natural holiday tree, wreaths and garland a second life by recycling them at one of many locations that will reuse them for landscaping mulch, fish habitat and

erosion control.

Most of the services listed below are in or near the Kansas City metropolitan area and can be found on Mid-America Regional Councils’ RecycleSpot.org. To find tree recycling […]

Try 5 easy ideas to reduce holiday waste

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Consider these five easy ways to give the gift of a cleaner environment to all.

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

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

Which superheroes are eco-friendly?

Superhero fans often argue about who is the strongest and even the best looking, but who are the best at teaching kids about protecting the environment?

SaveOnEnergy, a UK energy company, created a ranking system based on several eco-factors for 30 of the top superheroes. With the highest score of 127 out of 210, Spider-Man ranked at […]