Kansas City Community Gardens: Insects in the Garden

What’s Really Bugging You? Insects in the Garden: Do you ever wonder whether the insects in your garden are helping or harming your plants? Learn about the common insects found in our area so that you can identify garden pests as well as the beneficial insects. We will also discuss how to control...

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Kansas City Community Gardens: Cooking with Spring Veggies

Cooking with Spring Veggies: You’ve planted, maintained, and harvested, but how are you going to cook those beautiful spring vegetables from your garden? Join us and learn how to prepare simple, delicious recipes inspired by Spring. Popular Spring veggies include: spinach, kale, green onions,...

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Greater Kansas City City Nature Challenge

This year the Kansas City Zoo is teaming up with the city of Kansas City to participate in an international bio-blitz called The City Nature Challenge. The event occurs the week of April 30th through May 3rd 2021. Use citizen science and the iNaturalist platform to collect data on plants and...

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St. Louis City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is a fun competition that offers a terrific opportunity to connect with nearby nature. In addition to being fun, a reason to get outside, and a wonderful educational opportunity, the City of St. Louis uses the City Nature Challenge as a way to help build the City’s Urban...

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Kansas City Community Gardens: Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening: Discover the many benefits of raised bed gardening. Learn which crops grow best in raised beds and how to plant and grow vegetables in them for maxi-mum efficiency. Discussion will also include building materials and techniques. Register Here

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Kansas City Community Gardens: Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes: Are you overwhelmed by the number of tomato varieties available? Are you confused about heirloom tomatoes? Do your pepper plants not produce as many peppers as you would like? Are you disappointed when you dig up your sweet potatoes? Come learn how to select,...

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Water For All: A Virtual Community Listening Session

We all need water – at home, at work, at play. In Kansas City, we are working to ensure that all people have access to safe, reliable, and affordable water and wastewater systems. Please consider joining Heartland Conservation Alliance and the Blue River Urban Waters Federal Partnership to...

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Water For All: A Virtual Community Listening Session

We all need water – at home, at work, at play. In Kansas City, we are working to ensure that all people have access to safe, reliable, and affordable water and wastewater systems. Please consider joining Heartland Conservation Alliance and the Blue River Urban Waters Federal Partnership to...

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Collecting Data to Explore Plastic Pollution in Our Communities

The most democratic goal of education is to develop engaged citizens who are able to investigate compelling questions about their community and the world around them. National Geographic has developed the Geo-Inquiry Process as one way to achieve this goal by positioning students to develop the...

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Kansas City Community Gardens: Garden Soils 101

Garden Soils 101: Good soil is obviously the foundation to a good garden but understanding soils can seem mysterious and overwhelming. Come and learn about what makes a good soil and how can you improve difficult soil. Discussion will also include managing your garden to keep your soil in good...

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