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Why should you plant milkweed?

Milkweed is a beautiful native plant in the garden, but more importantly it is the only larval host plant of the monarch butterfly. So, when the milkweed disappears, so do the monarchs.

There is a complex range of issues leading to the decreased number of monarchs. Having just one food source is a critical one. Milkweed […]

Take precautions on ozone alert days

Today, Kansas City will experience its first ozone alert day of the season. Here’s what you need to know to protect your health and help reduce pollution.

When ozone pollution is high, the air is unhealthy. Ozone pollution is formed when emissions from vehicles, lawn and garden equipment and other sources react in heat and sunlight. […]

Go biking & hiking for Father’s Day fun

For many, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a new or renewed interest in outdoor activities. This Father’s Day, you can keep the fun going with these family hike or biking adventures in Kansas City or one of hundreds of parks nationwide.

In the Kansas City metro area, here are 11 trails that range from four to 25 miles along […]

Learn how to build your own composter

Explore a new way of composting and help build a Johnson-Su compost bioreactor at these free Hands-On Compost Workshops.

Marty Kraft will lead workshops two workshops this weekend from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at The Light Center, 1542 Woodson Road, Baldwin City, KS and from 12 – 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13 at the Antioch […]

Help national effort to plant for pollinators

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 21-27.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]