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Save on Energy Star appliances during Earth Week

If all this extra time at home has worn out an essential appliance, take advantage of the Missouri Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday and pay no sales tax from April 19-25 on a qualifying Energy Star® appliance.

Since 2009, the sales tax holiday has been scheduled each year to promote energy efficiency during the week of […]

Order native plants online & get delivery

Even with the cancellation of native plant sales, you can still start a native garden this spring with plants from local growers and free delivery or curbside pick-up services.

Here are a few options:

City Roots Nursery

Order plants online for home delivery or pickup at the Brookside Farmers Market on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., 6321 […]

Take a hike in the urban wildlands

While limiting social contact, look for all the places close to home where you can get outside for exercise and to enjoy beautiful, springtime weather.

You can find free, public trails in every U.S. city around the country at All Trails. Locally, here are a few favorites suggested by Kansas City Wildlands:

Blue River Parkway
Kansas City, […]

What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

When we all are looking for ways to live safely and eat healthy, it can help to know which produce also has the smallest risk from pesticides. Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” and a dried fruit ranked by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in its annual Dirty Dozen Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

Nearly […]

Get set to garden with virtual workshops

Deep Roots is going virtual with a new, free workshop series to help gardeners with everything from basic spring planting to stress-relieving, garden meditations.

Each week during the duration of the coronavirus #StayHomeKC, Deep Roots will host 20-30 minute live webinars beginning at 4 p.m. (CDT) every Tuesday and Thursday. Garden experts will offer bite-size information […]