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Celebrate Earth Day at Lawrence parade & festival

Enjoy a day of fun activities and learn about sustainability, waste reduction, composting, electric vehicles, energy conservation and more at the 18th Annual Lawrence Earth Day Parade & Celebration on Saturday, April 21.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 8th and Massachusetts streets and will process along Massachusetts to South Park. The celebration will open from […]

Get 2 free native plants at Healthy Yards Expo

Find “greener” ideas for your lawn and garden at the Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo, and receive two free native plants, a tree seedling and chances to win a compost bin or rain barrel.

The free expo will be held Saturday, April 7 and will feature businesses and non-profit organizations that can help Johnson County and surrounding […]

Watch peregrine falcon chicks hatch

Get a live view of two peregrine falcon nests with eggs getting ready to hatch. The Missouri Department of Conservation is live streaming nests that were set up to help this endangered bird.

The falcons that are viewable online began tending eggs in recent days at the American Century Investments building and at the Iatan Power Plant, […]

April 3rd, 2018|Animals, Birds, Conservation, Education, Nature, Wildlife|0 Comments

Meet local farmers at Eat Local & Organic Expo

Snatch up early seedlings, fresh greens, free-range meat and eggs, and connect with local farmers at the Kansas City Food Circle’s Eat Local & Organic Expo on Saturday, March 31.

Farmers will be offering seasonal community supported agriculture (CSA) memberships that provide weekly shares of their harvests. There will also be pop-up 15-minute workshops on How […]

Make your own biochar as a garden soil amendment

Learn how to convert garden waste into a soil enhancer with the 2,000-year-old practice of making biochar at this free workshop with the Great Plains Biochar Institute on Thursday, March 29.

Biochar is produced by thermal decomposition of organic material such as wood, manure or leaves. According to the International Biochar Initiative, biochar is a soil enhancer […]