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Julia Laughlin poses for a photo at Prairie Earth Gardens, Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Popular local radio host also dedicates her time to sustainable farming

Julia Laughlin co-host The Garden Party 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on News Radio 1000 KTOK.

Waste not

“We just didn’t have any recycling options out at the festival,” said Angela Cozby, the festival’s director. For the past six years, festival officials have worked to create a completely trash-free event. This year, that goal will be reached. “The carbon footprint at [the Festival of the Arts] is pretty large and negative, so we

Urban education

“If we’re going to operate as a fully functional 24-hour downtown, we need more than an elementary school. We need a middle school and a high school,” said Russell Claus, city planning director, about John W. Rex Elementary School, under construction at Sheridan and Walker avenues. The $14 million charter school is the result of

Green screen

A day of community celebration to usher in the newly renovated Myriad Gardens will include the release of thousands of monarch butterflies. Saturday’s Festival on the Green begins at 8:30 a.m. with Zumba on the lawn, a 10 a.m. dedication ceremony, and various other activities until 7:30 p.m., when Grammy-nominated red-dirt musician Pat Green kicks

Myriad questions

As the process of completing renovations continues — and the city moves forward with an incomegenerating strategy to deal with the increased cost of park upkeep — one council member is questioning aspects of the situation. While the City Council approved a contact with the nonprofit Myriad Gardens Foundation to take over management of the

Double park

As the Myriad Botanical Gardens renovations unfold, questions are being raised about the fate of one of the centerpieces of the MAPS 3 program: the 70-acre central park. Under a MAPS 3 timeline that has yet to receive the City Council’s stamp of approval, the $130 million park, located between what will be the future

Make it rain

With native grasses and trees, homeowners aren’t just landscaping their yards — they’re cleaning the stormwater that flows into the water system. That runoff is caused when rain and melted snow flow over land or paved surfaces and do not percolate into the ground. “It’s a concern to us because that runoff goes into Lake

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