Things are growing here in the Midwest and it is a great time to seek out locally grown foods. This week’s episode will provide you with up-to-date information about where you can go to get fresh, sustainably grown food. We will feature an audio tour from Sacred Sun Cooperative Farm in Perry, Kansas by the Johannes family: Jake, Jess and their daughters Nora and Aster. Learn about how small, organic growers can affordably produce and market a diversity of crops ranging from grains, to dry beans to herbs in our area. It’s a fun, educational trip to the country without having to do all the driving.
Here’s the calendar of events for the week of 5/27/19:
- Tuesday, May 28, Reception: 6 PM Program: 6:30 PM Plaza branch of KCMO library – Susan Rademacher, a leader in the parks conservancy movement, examines strategies for keeping Kansas City’s signature system of parks and boulevards relevant and sustainable. No cost, open to all, go to kclibrary.org to RSVP
- Wednesday, May 29, 9:00 AM KKFI will broadcast Alternative Radio featuring Bill McKibben, a leading environmentalist
- Thursday, May 30, 6:00 – 7:00 PM How to attract pollinators and add native plants to your garden is a no cost, open to all Pollinator and Native Plant Gardening Workshop which will be at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS. To reserve a spot, register at Bridging the Gap.org
- Friday, 5/31 Hike the Night:8:30 PM Baker Wetlands, 1365 N 1250 Rd. Lawrence KS Here’s your chance to find out what the Wetlands are like at night! No cost and open for all ages of the public. To register, email [email protected] or call 785-594-4703. Bring a flashlight!
- Saturday, June 1, at 9 AM – 1 PM Prairie Block Party! On National Prairie and National Trails Day there will be a no cost open to the public party at Burroughs Creek Park, 900 E 15th St, Lawrence, Kansas Party includes live music, great eats from a variety of food trucks, hands-on nature and art activities, and trail and creek exploring.
- Also on June 1st 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Experience the health and wellness benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of “forest bathing” at a no cost class. Discover Nature: Forest Therapy, Nature and Wellness in a 2.5 hour relaxing walk around the grounds of the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO. Program will take place rain or shine. Registration is required check Anita Gorman center on line
- Oakwood Farm Wildflower Walk with Courtney Masterson
Saturday, June 1st, 10 AM – Noon
2391 NE 31st Street, Topeka, KS Please wear clothes and shoes for hiking. Please bring along your own water. For more information see the Facebook event. Please RSVP with Jerry Jost at [email protected]to be personally notified if the walk is cancelled in case of inclement weather.
- Hidden Valley Trails Day Saturday, June 1st, 9 AM – Noon
3420 Bob Billings Pkwy Lawrence, KS
Enjoy a once-a-year opportunity to visit this private camp for local Scouts and other youth. Hidden Valley Camp is a jewel of urban wilderness and green space in the middle of Lawrence and includes over two miles of trails to explore. The camp is offering a variety of themed tours on National Trails Day, including a bird hike, nature photography and a walk with a naturalist. For more information about the activities planned see the Facebook event
|Finally, on Saturday, June 1, 9 AM – 2:30 PM Douglas County Master Gardeners Native Plant Sale at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Lawrence KS|