A 14-year-old’s dream to reforest the city

Local 14-year-old Dael Umanzor dreams of planting 150 trees in Kansas City. This spring, Dael took the first step by planting a Giving Grove orchard with the support of Kansas City Community Gardens, Adrianna Franch, goalkeeper for the Kansas City Current, and Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation. 
Story by Dael Umanzor, contributed by The Giving Grove

My name […]

May 31st, 2023|Trees|6 Comments

Chop down a Callery pear, get a free replacement tree

With their white blooms, Callery pear trees are most obvious this time of year. This highly invasive tree threatens native wildlife and causes difficulties for private and public landowners.

Homeowners are invited to cut down their Callery pears and receive a free, non-invasive tree at upcoming buy-back events in the Kansas City & Northeast Kansas areas.

Deep […]

April 9th, 2023|Conservation, Trees|0 Comments

Spring into action: Your ultimate guide to tree planting

Bridging the Gap’s Heartland Tree Alliance program educates people about all the critically important benefits created by urban trees, why these trees need extra care, and the proper ways to give them that care. Here’s expert advice on planting trees in Kansas City.
By Bridging the Gap

It’s finally tree planting season! We must continue to plant trees in […]

March 28th, 2023|Green Tip, Lawn & Garden, Nature, Trees|1 Comment

The Giving Grove & Boulevard Brewing collab on pear cider

Cider celebrates little orchards making a big difference
Boulevard Brewing Company recently released the Westside Wilds Pear Cider to support The Giving Grove. The small-batch, mixed fermentation cider is the celebration of a local food collaboration five years in the making. A portion of the proceeds benefit Kansas City Community Garden’s Giving Grove program. 

The Giving Grove […]

Meet the Girl Scout who is inspiring Kansas City to take a hike

With over 80 local hiking trail recommendations and 11,000 followers on social media, Take a Hike, KC has become one of Kansas City’s most popular trail guides. Girl Scout Lizzie Place started the Take a Hike, KC website to create a comprehensive guide to trails across Kansas City with the goal of making hiking destinations […]

January 11th, 2023|Get involved, Hiking, Nature, Prairie, Trees, Walking, Wildlife|0 Comments