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Shop local & handcrafted at 12 holiday pop-ups

This holiday season shop for local, handcrafted, eco-friendly and fair-trade gifts at a dozen pop-up sales, holiday fairs and farmers’ markets throughout the Kansas City / Lawrence area.

Here are some great options:

KC CLAY GUILD HOLIDAY SALE POTTERY TOUR

Friday, December 2, 5 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 11 a.m. – […]

What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?

Before the Thanksgiving turkey heads into the oven, many of you will be thinking about putting up a Christmas tree. To be eco-friendly — should it be real, artificial or something else?

Most experts agree a real Christmas tree is more eco-friendly than artificial, but both come with environmental impacts.

Choose zero-waste

For a truly zero-waste option, […]

Find local food for a Thanksgiving feast

Celebrate this Thanksgiving with locally grown food and drinks. Here are some quick resources to find farmers, markets and wineries 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, restaurants, bakeries, wineries and more. Plus, compared to store-bought food, local […]

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 fertilizer 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 yards,” says […]

Volunteer to plant trees on city streets

Help plant trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City area this fall as a volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance. Or request a free tree for your street.

Heartland Tree Alliance will be planting free trees along the right-of-way of city streets. Neighborhoods can receive trees, the planting, mulch and water bags for free. Residents are then asked to […]