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Help harvest produce so others can eat

You can help get fresh, nutritious food to area food pantries for hungry families by volunteering to glean fruits and vegetables at area farms.

After the Harvest needs volunteers for gleaning on several days a week from August through November at farms, orchards and gardens. Drivers are also needed to pick up excess food from farmers markets.

Since […]

Launch the school year with 12 eco-friendly ideas

As the kids head back to school, here are 12 tips for more environmentally friendly school supplies, computers, clothes, lunches and another round of face masks to protect students from COVID-19.

If you need a new supply of washable face masks for kids attending in-person classes, there are several options for reusable cloth masks that are […]

Find fall veggie plants at KCCG sale

As you start planting your fall garden, you can find cool season vegetable plants at the Kansas City Community Gardens Fall Plant Sale going on now.

The garden has broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, chard and kale plants for sale in three-packs for prices ranging from $0.50 to $1.50 each. Five or six varieties of lettuce will […]

KC Chiefs connect teams to sustainable solutions

While Kansas City Chiefs’ fans are gearing up for a new season, management is working behind the scenes on partnerships for energy efficiency, waste reduction and social justice issues.

The Chiefs and the Green Sports Alliance are hosting the Kansas City Sports & Sustainability Symposium on Tuesday, August 17 for teams from across the region. This one-day event […]

Start seeds now for an edible fall garden

As many of us have experienced firsthand, summer gardening can be grueling. So, here are some ideas for starting over with an edible fall garden that’s ready to plant when temperatures cool and pests die back.

Even the most energetic growers, some who’ve been active since the beginning of the year, can feel a little worn […]