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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

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May 31st, 2023|Trees|6 Comments

What’s best for you: Rain garden or bioswale?

By Dennis Patton,  Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

Reusable bag or plastic bag? Rain garden or bioswale? The answer may be obvious on the first choice, but when it comes to managing water, it can be confusing.

Rain gardens and bioswales have similar results, but vary in how they are designed and work. Let’s look at […]

Pedal into Summer: 3 Scenic Bike Routes for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s time to embrace the warm weather and enjoy the great outdoors. What better way to celebrate the long weekend than embarking on a biking adventure? Here are three local bike trails to kick off your summer.
1.Rock Island Trail, Missouri – 13.5 miles
The Rock Island Trail is a popular gravel trail through picturesque landscapes including […]

May 24th, 2023|Biking, Nature, Parks, Recreation|0 Comments

Sign up for summer camp at the farm

Are you looking for summer camp? Look no further than Jr. Growers Summer Farm Camp, a program that empowers young minds to engage in regenerative agriculture alongside farmers and community leaders.

Kansas City Farm School at Gibbs Road hosts the 5-day farm camp for ages 9-12 in June and July.

The summer camp offers an array of engaging […]

StoneLion Puppet Theatre’s new handmade parade celebrates the planet

Join StoneLion Puppet Theatre in a creative new spectacle for our amazing planet. The first-ever handmade parade invites the community to take to the streets in costume and masks alongside its famous giant puppets with street bands, hand-pulled floats, and art. The event culminates in a vibrant dance party and water festival that celebrates our only […]