Pollinators

/Pollinators

Start planning your native plant garden now

It may still be frigid outside, but it’s not too early to start planning your native plant garden. Get the basics at an Introduction to Native Landscaping workshop designed for beginning gardeners, new homeowners and those curious about native plants.

The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) and Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Stephen Van Rhein […]

Discover the secrets of growing fruit

Learn all about fruit trees, how to care for them and how they provide food security to communities at this OrchardKeeper course.

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance and the Giving Grove are partnering on this three-day class that delves into tree care and biology, soil and basic fruit biology, site suitability, species selection, proper planting […]

Explore 100 ways to reverse global warming

Learn what international researchers have identified as the 100 most important strategies to reverse climate change at free Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming workshops.

The Environmental Action Committee of Village Church and Earthkeepers of Heartland Presbytery are co-sponsoring an event from 9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, February 9 at Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS. The Heartland Renewable Energy Society […]

Train to be a volunteer Master Naturalist

Apply to be a Master Naturalist and learn how to protect and preserve natural resources by training with the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension.

The Master Naturalist program focuses on education, outreach and service to manage local natural areas and resources. It includes: land stewardship to eradicate invasive species and restore natural habitats; bluebird stewardship […]

Get reimbursed for rain gardens, barrels & more

If you own property in Johnson County, you can receive up to a 50-percent refund for all Contain the Rain projects you install in your landscape to help improve water quality.

Sustainable landscape projects that qualify for the refund include:

Rain barrels
Rain gardens
Native plants

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County […]