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Observations from a Monarch waystation

Explore notes and sightings from our Monarch waystation habitat.

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Quilting outside of the block

Most of us think of quilts as cozy blankets that Grandma used to make, but there’s a whole new world of quilting techniques and materials out there!

Dryland Gardens and No-Mow Yards

We’ve all grown used to the ideal of a lush green lawn surrounding our homes, but there are exciting new landscaping alternatives.

Artists and Crafters Unite!

We are fortunate to have many creative people in our community – so we have a wonderful variety of arts and crafts groups that meet regularly! Joining an art or craft group might provide just the creative outlet you need.

Love Your Mother (Earth)

These days, more and more folks are making a conscious choice to protect the environment – including the good people of Topeka.