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Heat Wave in Kansas City- Your Landscaping Needs Extra Water!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Kansas City Local | 0 comments

Watering instructions for your landscaping during this Kansas City heat wave.

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Great Landscaping in Kansas City

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Kansas City Local | 0 comments

The Kansas City area has some really impressive architecture, parks, and landscaping. KC locals know how good we have it, but sometimes it’s difficult to convince people from outside the area that Kansas City landscaping is actually quite lovely. In this blog post, we want to highlight just a few examples of great landscaping in Kansas City. We’d love to hear what your favorite spots are! The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Not only does the Nelson have an impressive collection of art from around the world, it’s also home to one...

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Selective Organic-ness: The Dirty Dozen

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Your Family's Health | Comments Off

When my daughter began to eat baby food, I worried about what I was feeding her. Should I make her baby food at home? Should I be buying organic? But as a first-time mom, the sheer number of “important, life-shaping” decisions overwhelmed me, so I eventually succumbed to what was easiest & most familiar. Shortly after my second child started eating regular food, I came across an article online that listed “The 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticide residue.” The article said that by buying the organic versions of...

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So I Married a Tree-Hugger

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in Environmental Issues, Your Family's Health | 0 comments

So I Married a Tree-Hugger

I will never claim to be an environmental expert. In fact, it’s my wife who has had the most influence on me in this area. She grew up in a household where NOTHING was ever wasted. The things that couldn’t be recycled (like the styrofoam trays that meat comes on) were thoroughly washed and sent to the local preschool so they could have one more life as paint trays. So from the moment my wife and I got a place of our own, a recycling bin has held a prominent place in our home. (And somehow, over the years, it became my “job” to take it to the...

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