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Spring is in the Air!

  Cold Kansas City temperatures have some our school districts scheduling their last day of school well into the first part of June! It feels like forever since we’ve been able to spend time gardening in the warm sun! But here at KCCG, spring is in the air, at least in our greenhouse! Since February, […]

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Hooray for Harvest Parties!

This fall, students in La Mariposa classroom at El Centro Early Learning Center participated in the “Sprout in the Garden” curriculum – a 9-week gardening program with Schoolyard Gardens! After planting their garden, students learned how to carefully water their delicate seedlings and seeds, so they didn’t wash away. They learned how to find and […]

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Heartland Childhood Obesity Summit, Reflections

Last week the Schoolyard Gardens Team participated in a two day conference, “The Heartland Childhood Obesity Summit,” hosted by Health Resources & Services Administration, Children’s Mercy Weighing In, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health Region 7. Health care professionals, policy makers, city planners and community partners gathered together to discuss how we […]

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4 Steps to Summer Garden Success

The temperature is rising! For a guaranteed successful summer harvest, it’s a good idea to prepare your gardens for the hot summer months ahead! Water, Water, Water Maintaining a consistent watering schedule will ensure that your tomatoes grow gradually rather than in spurts, preventing stretch marks or misshaped tomatoes. Stake your tomatoes Before your tomatoes […]