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It’s time for spring vegetable plant sales

Get ready to start planting your spring veggie garden with a visit to Kansas City Community Gardens’ outdoor plant sale this week.

You’ll find a variety of plants that were grown in the Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) greenhouse, including asparagus, berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and lettuce. Onion, leek and scallion plants […]

Try 12 easy ideas to reduce your food waste

Americans waste almost as much food as they eat.

More than 40 percent of food that is grown, processed, packaged and shipped ends up uneaten, and in many cases dumped in the landfill, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). That translates to $165 billion in wasted food per year in the United States. Additionally, […]

Get native tree seedlings for spring

Just in time for spring planting, you can order native tree and shrub seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Even residents of other states can get seedlings shipped.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and sells one-year-old, bare-root seedlings with […]

Looking for places to donate reusable items?

When you’re ready to start decluttering, connect with Re.Use.Full, a new free service that will help you find the best places to donate your reusable clothes, electronics, home decor, tools, toys and much more.

Re.Use.Full is an online service that will connect you with non-profit organizations that can use your reusable appliances, arts & craft supplies, baby […]

Prep for spring at Native Plant Expo & Sale

Meet the native plant experts who can help you get your garden started, and find the plants you need at the Native Plants: Ask the Experts Expo on Saturday, March 13.

This free outdoor event features educational stations with native plant and landscape design experts and a native plant sale. Naturalists at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation […]