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Protect your rain barrels from winter weather

Before the first freeze of the season, follow this simple advice to prevent your rain barrel from turning into a giant ice cube and to keep it low-maintenance year round.

Rain barrels have become increasingly popular in helping to conserve water use in the garden. They usually require very little care, but a few season-ending tasks will […]

What savory edible can you plant now?

As most gardeners are cleaning up their vegetable garden beds, there’s one savory edible that can be planted now for an early summer harvest. It’s time to plant garlic.

Planting garlic (Allium sativum), a crop native to Central Asia and grown for more than 5,000 years, is a quintessential fall garden activity. There are so many […]

Create gardener’s “gold” from falling leaves

Are you looking at a growing pile of fallen leaves? Here’s how to take advantage of this season’s gardener’s “gold,” get free nutrients for next year’s garden, and help slow climate change by sequestering carbon in the soil.

“This leaf season offers an opportunity to take action to slow global warming in our own […]

Escape to 31 farms on tour this weekend 

Take a day trip to explore family-owned farms, bee ranches, pumpkin patches and vineyards, and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown on 31 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

The 17th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 2 and […]

Tour solar homes across the country

The annual National Solar Tour will showcase the energy savings of hundreds of solar homes and businesses at onsite and virtual tours in 47 states on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3.

Since many of the tours are virtual, participants have the opportunity to see homes in many different locations. To find a list of homes […]