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Reserve native trees now for spring planting

You can start planning now for spring planting by ordering native tree and shrub seedlings for as little as 22 cents each from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Here’s how you can tap this resource or find more resources in your state.

The MDC George O. White State Nursery grows three-million tree seedlings each year and […]

Here’s how to harvest sweet potatoes

If this is the first year you’ve grown sweet potatoes, you may be wondering how and when you should harvest these orange beauties, since they are hidden underground.

In most midwestern climates, it’s time to harvest when the leaves start to turn yellow or brown and before the first frost or freeze of the season.

Start by […]

See how your city ranks on clean energy efforts

The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard ranks the top 100 U.S. cities for clean energy efforts to tackle climate change.

New York, NY tops the list followed by Boston, MA and Seattle, WA, which are tied for second place. Kansas City, MO ranks 25th and St. Louis, MO was listed as the second-most-improved city at 28th.

The […]

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Explore 29 farms at Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Load up the family and pick a route to visit 29 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visit local farmers, pumpkin patches, bee ranches and wineries and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 15th annual farm tour includes farms along […]

Walk, run or ride a trail during Walktober

Discover some of autumn’s most colorful, fall landscapes and get some exercise on a different trail every Sunday in October as part of a community Walktober event.

Kansas City Parks & Recreation has teamed up with BikeWalkKC and Jackson County Parks and Recreation to encourage walking, running and bicycling trails this October, while honoring COVID-19 precautions […]