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Kansas City's Giving Groves | Planning Your Pandemic Winter

Segment 1 beginning at 3:57: Since its launch in 2013, a Kansas City-based nonprofit has planted 241 orchards that provide free, holistically-grown fruits, nuts and berries for communities with high rates of food insecurity.

The Giving Grove organization seeks to provide fresh food, build communities, and offer sustainable food infrastructure by planting assorted fruit trees. Picking the pears, apples, and peaches can begin in as little as three years and The Giving Grove trains community stewards in how to maintain their new orchards.


Segment 2 beginning at 31:39: Cold weather approaches and even if you're not a fan of cold weather, these enthusiasts have plenty of ideas for winter activities during the pandemic.

This has been a year of staying inside and staying safe, but that doesn't mean winter has to be miserable. Whether it means redesigning the interior of your home or going out skiing, there are plenty of options to occupy you this season.

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Chris Young