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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 […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 6 greener ideas

This year, skip the imported roses and treat your loved one to an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day with a locally crafted gift from a pop-up shop, a cupid cooking class, Kiss & Tail at the K.C. Zoo or a homemade, heart-shaped meal.

1. Valentine Pop-Up

Take your honey to the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair Valentine Pop-Up to […]

How do you find green, non-toxic carpeting?

Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor air quality, but the chemicals used to produce it are typically far from natural.

According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most carpeting is made from synthetic fibers derived from non-renewable petroleum-based sources and emits harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

Additionally, carpet backing […]

Volunteer to help track birds in winter

In unusual sightings last year, the snowy owl was seen throughout the Midwest as food shortages in its natural Arctic habitat pushed them further south.

What birds will be spotted this winter? The maps on eBird, a non-profit, cooperative online effort by birders and researchers to track sightings for all species, shows where you might spot […]