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Load up on native plants at sales this weekend

Create a beautiful landscape, rain garden or bioswale with locally grown native wildflowers, grasses and more on sale at two native plant sales this weekend.

Native wildflowers and grasses can be easy to grow and the perennials will return every year. Because they grow naturally in the Midwest landscape, they are acclimated to the climate and […]

Be part of the City Nature Challenge

Join an international challenge to help your city discover and document the most plants and wildlife in an urban area with the City Nature Challenge from April 29 – May 2.

The City Nature Challenge is a family-friendly, global competition among metro areas to see whose residents can spot and identify the most wildlife. Residents can […]

Score native plants at spring sales

It’s time to start digging in the garden, and here’s where you can find the largest variety of native plant flowers, vines, shrubs, grasses and trees.

To find native plant sales and resources in your city, check Plant Native and search by location. In the Kansas City area, here are three native plants sales in April.

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Explore local food, climate resilience & equity

Get a behind-the-scenes look at urban and indigenous food systems and how farmers are working to grow local food that is resilient to climate change, taps the wisdom of elders and looks at regenerative agricultural design for the future.

The Cultivate KC Annual Farmers & Friends event includes 10 speakers in this virtual program from 1 […]

Start your garden now with “winter sowing”

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 tiny greenhouses made from empty milk jugs. The process is inexpensive, uses recycled materials, requires no electricity, produces healthier […]