For our show on August 15th host Brent Ragsdale speaks to Frankie Foster-Davis about tiny houses being built to assist youth aging out of foster care in Kansas.   Frankie works with Homeworks USA which is affiliated with the Bassuk Center.

Home Works USA is piloting a new housing model for emerging adults leaving foster care. This intentional community will provide stable, affordable housing along with health and mental health services, and supports for education, job training, and employment to allow them to imagine and realize their dreams.The pilot project – sited on a 25-acre private parcel in Lawrence, Kansas – will integrate solar power, onsite food gardens, and a public walking trail to create an environmentally conscious community.

We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!  We hope you can tune in!

George Carlin said “we (meaning people in general) are arrogant to think we (usually meaning they) are a threat to the planet. This planet put up with dinosaurs for 165 million years then waited another 65 million before putting up with people. Do any of you think people, humans, can last 165 million years?”

calendar of events for the week of 8-15-22:

  • Community Garden work days and farmers market info is available at
  • As you begin planning your fall garden plantings, you can find cool-season vegetable plants at the Kansas City Community Gardens Fall Sale. For more information, contact KCCG at 816-931-3877 or KCCG. The garden is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, and until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from August 2 – 30. It is located at 6917 Kensington Ave., Kansas City, MO.
  • You can request that free trees be planted in front of your house on your street parkway. Residents of Kansas City and Liberty, MO and Prairie Village, KS are eligible to receive a free street tree planted in the public parkway in front of their home. The Heartland Tree Alliance handles all tree requests, plants the trees and provides a watering bag to make it easier for residents. To get more details and apply for your tree, visit

In separate programs, the city of Overland Park, KS will cover 50 percent of the cost of residential approved native tree plantings as a part of its Stormwater Cost Share Program. Apply online at

  • A new online Nature Stories Around the World has launched with videos of children’s nature stories being read by biologist and environmental expert Margo Farnsworth with the help of Sami Aaron, executive director of the Resilient Activist. The books are geared for children ages 4 to 10, and the site offers a reading list and nature activities to help kids connect with nature. Find story videos, nature reading lists and nature-inspired activities at The Resilient Activist.
  • WED, August 16th, 6:30 PM, Nature Art: Solar Print Workshop Enjoy a short nature hike to collect plant leaves, grasses and flowers, and learn how to create a solar nature print worthy of framing.The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free Nature Art: Solar Prints workshop for adults to learn how to use nature to make cyanotypes. This photographic printing process uses the sun, plants and water to create cyan-blue prints from nature.The workshop will be held at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO. Register at MDC.
  • FRI, August 18th 9 AM thru SAT August 19th 8:30 PM Wetlands & Streams Tour & Symposium 2022 is at Abe & Jakes Landing, 8 E 6th St, Lawrence KS. You can tour area wetland and stream projects and learn about the importance to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands and streams through habitat and recreation projects. More info at
  • SAT, August 20th, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kansas City Electronics/ Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is at Winnetonka High School, 5815 N.E. 48th St., Kansas City, MO

Thanks for listening to EcoRadio KC on 90.1 FM, KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.


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