Friday Links: Dwell’s Modern Collection at Target, Wonderscope Gets a New Home, and a Master Gardener Spring Seminar

My attention is usually focused on home design, kid stuff, and gardening so this week’s link roundup is right up my alley.

Target and Dwell Magazine Team Up on a Modern Home Furnishing Line

First up, Dwell Magazine designed a modern home collection that is currently available at Target online. The pieces are sleek, modern, and affordable. We are due for a patio furniture upgrade, and I’m thinking about partnering these outdoor dining chairs with a rustic wood table on my screened porch. Waddaya think?

A New Home in Kansas City for Wonderscope Children’s Museum

This week, Wonderscope Children’s Museum announced plans to build a brand new $12 million facility in the Red Bridge Shopping area in south Kansas City (near 112th and Holmes Rd). According to an article in the Kansas City Star, Wonderscope, which is currently operating in a former elementary school building in downtown Shawnee, will plan to break ground next year with estimated completion in 2019 or 2020. Plans are to share the building with the Red Bridge location of the Mid-Continent Public Library; the buildings will share a 300-seat auditorium. On a personal note, I think this is great news for both local kids and parents and for family tourism. Wonderscope has great leaders, intentions, and exhibits, but they are greatly limited by the small, outdated, repurposed building.

Master Gardeners of Kansas City 2017 Spring Seminar

On Saturday, March 11, the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will host the annual Spring Gardening Seminar. According to the event’s website, highly regarded and expert speakers will cover all aspects of plant growth and current interests related to gardening. A keynote speaker begins in the morning followed by your choice of three sessions from a variety of twelve topics at this all-day event. The event is open to the public, but you must register by March 3.
*Sarah’s pick for the Seminar*
Do you love tomatoes and long to learn more about growing them in Kansas City? One of the presenters is the “Tomato Whisperer” himself, James Worley! James has become a local tomato celebrity, and I can’t wait to hear all of his secrets. I love to follow James’ blog, and I always get my super secret, rare heirloom varieties from him every year.

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Sarah Snodgrass is a residential real estate agent specializing in Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and enclaves.

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