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Nominate neighbors for KC Green Award

Is your Kansas City neighborhood working on a community garden, a recycling initiative, an energy-efficiency project, vacant lot repurposing or other Earth-friendly idea?

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 […]

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 […]

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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Redesign your home for healthier, resilient living

After another year of working from home and sheltering against more extreme weathers, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their dwellings more climate resilient, energy efficient and healthy.

So, what once might have been a basic remodeling project, can now be an opportunity to prepare homes for climate challenges.

“It’s time to bring more awareness […]

Rebuild KC offers neighborhood grants

Could your neighborhood benefit from new trees, a community garden, solar installation or an affordable housing project?

The city of Kansas City just announced a new Rebuild KC Neighborhood Grand program to encourage better neighborhoods with projects that promote affordable housing, sustainable streetscapes, blight elimination, violence prevention, energy efficiency, solar and renewable energy and overall healthy […]