Fifth graders at John Fiske Elementary in Kansas City, Kansas were eager to get their fall garden planted! On only their second day of the school year, three classrooms came out to weed their garden and prepare the soil for new plants and seeds. Built in 2012 through Kansas City Community Gardens, the garden produces […]
With most schools back in session this month, it’s time to start thinking about your fall garden! KCCG’s Schoolyard Garden staff are here to assist you with your garden in any way that we can, but for teachers and garden coordinators working independently, here are some helpful tips for getting your garden started. Decide what […]
The Kansas City Public School District held its Convocation for the 2016-2017 school year on Aug. 10, ushering in the new academic year. Over 2,500 teachers and staff members from every school in the district were in attendance. The theme for this year’s convocation: “Game On!” Teachers and principal representatives from each of the district […]
My friends from Ms. Anderson’s Kiddie Kollege in Kansas City, Kansas were great garden helpers today! While watering and weeding they were pleased to find a few tomatoes, potatoes and a large cucumber! They’re so excited to try a bite and taste how fresh and tasty vegetables are from their garden!
Our Schoolyard Gardens team partners with a number of school districts and agencies throughout the Kansas City area. It is our hope and goal to make schoolyard gardens as common as playgrounds and libraries at every school in the metro. With each school we work with we seek to expose the students to new and […]
Summer, a time when gardens are their most productive, is also vacation time for many students. While most students are on summer break, school gardens are growing and producing lots of fruits and vegetables. Schools throughout Kansas City that held summer sessions were able to take advantage of their garden’s bounty, like at Academie Lafayette, […]
Gordon Parks second graders harvest their first garden salad The end of the school year is an exciting time for students. The sun is out, temperatures are on the rise and summer vacation is just around the corner. For students involved in Kansas City Community Gardens’ Schoolyard Gardens program, the end of the spring semester […]
Welcome to the Schoolyard Gardens blog page! The Schoolyard Gardens program of Kansas City Community Gardens helps support raised bed vegetable gardens at schools throughout the metro area. Our staff help support teachers, after school coordinators and parent volunteers establish vegetable gardens for their students on school grounds. With gardens at over 200 schools throughout […]