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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 […]

Preview 12 urban hiking trails in KC

If you’re looking for a great winter hike, but want to preview the terrain first, check out these 12 videos of urban hiking trails in Kansas City.

Click on the links to see videos of each location. Then bundle up, and explore these 12 Kansas City, MO Parks trails.

Anita Gorman Park Trail, NE 46th Terrace […]

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

When the pine needles start to drop, it’s time to give your holiday trees, wreaths and garland a second life as landscape mulch, fish habitat or erosion control.

Like yard waste, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri and are discouraged from being deposited into Kansas landfills. Area communities offer residents a number of ways […]

Cook up a locally grown Thanksgiving feast

Kick off the holiday season with a celebration that puts locally grown food at the center of your table. Here are quick resources for finding local farmers, markets, wineries and more near you.

Bringing locally raised or grown food to the table during the season is not only healthier for you, but also supports local farmers, […]

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 […]