Upcoming Events
HHITG-Sept-Web2

Happy Hour in the Garden

Sept 27th @5:30-8pm

Beanstalk Children's Garden @ KCCG
6917 Kensington Ave
Kansas City, MO 64132

Join us in the Leanna Flandermeyer Beanstalk Garden on September 27th @5:30-8pm for our last Happy Hour in the Garden of the season! This happy hour will feature local craft beer by Stockyard Brewery, yard games, a raffle, and garden tours. The first 75 guests will also receive a complimentary pretzel from Pretzel Boys!

Tickets are $17 advance and $20 at the door for a bottomless cup and $10 for alcohol-free attendees. Kids are welcome and free!

The 2019 Happy Hour in the Garden series is hosted by KCCG’s Young Professionals Board. Proceeds benefit the Beanstalk Children’s Garden, a unique learning destination that inspires children to make healthy choices, as they see, smell, touch and taste growing plants.

Gardening-Trends-WS-Web

Popular Garden Trends

Oct 4th @12pm

KCCG Headquarters
6917 Kensington Ave
Kansas City, MO 64132

What gardening methods are best? Should I or shouldn’t I be tilling my garden? Is square foot gardening best for raised beds? With the rising popularity of vegetable gardening, comes a tide of different garden trends. In this workshop we will discuss the merits and limitations of several different gardening trends as well as many age-old gardening myths.

2019 Workshop Schedule

All workshops are free! Please note the location of the workshops at the top of each schedule.

KCCG Office in Swope Park

6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132
When Time Workshop
April 5th 12:00pm Container Gardening – How to Grow Food Plants in Containers: it’s not the easiest way to garden but, if you don’t have a good place for a regular garden – container gardening is a good option. Learn how to grow vegetables, herbs and fruits in containers using proper soil mix in good containers using the best plant varieties and growing techniques.
April 19th 12:00pm Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes - Oh My! Are you overwhelmed by the number of tomato varieties available? Are you confused about heirloom tomatoes? Do your pepper plants not produce as many peppers as you would like? Are you disappointed when you dig up your sweet potatoes? Come learn how to select, plant and care for tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes.
May 3rd 12:00pm Vegetable Garden Basics: This workshop is helpful for beginning and experienced gardeners. Learn the fundamentals of successful vegetable gardening including: site selection, soil improvement and preparation, garden planning, planting techniques, variety selection, garden maintenance and harvesting.
May 17th 12:00pm Cooking with Spring’s Greens: Everyone is talking about super foods - kale, collards and other leafy greens - but not everyone knows how to prepare them. Learn some easy and delicious recipes as well as how to put together simple salad dressings. We will focus on whatever produce is ready to harvest. Come ready to sample some delicious foods.
June 7th 12:00pm What’s Really Bugging You? Insects in the Garden: Do you ever wonder whether the insects in your garden are helping or harming your plants? Learn about the common insects found in our area so that you can identify garden pests as well as the beneficial insects. We will also discuss how to control problem insects.
June 21st 12:00pm Fermenting 101: Curious about how to ferment your garden vegetables to preserve them, create beneficial enzymes, probiotics and improve digestion? Join us for an introduction into fermentation including sauerkraut and other spring veggies.
July 12th 12:00pm Growing and Cooking with Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs are a tasty and healthy way to enhance your cooking. Learn the best ways to grow and preserve the most popular varieties of herbs. We will cook with several easy-to-grow herbs. Bring your appetite!
July 26th 12:00pm The Ins and Outs of Fall Gardening: Gardening doesn’t end with tomatoes and zucchini. Don’t miss Kansas City’s bountiful third gardening season. You can plant in July and August for a delicious fall garden harvest! Learn the details of what and when to plant for best results.
August 2nd 12:00pm Keep Out! Best Practices for Deterring Animal Pests: How do I keep the squirrels out of my tomatoes? Voles out of my sweet potatoes? Although there are no sure-fire solutions to keep pesky pests out of your garden, this workshop will discuss best practices for deterring animal pests.
August 16th 12:00pm Cooking with Summer’s Bounty: Learn how to prepare the beautiful, fresh produce that you have harvested from your garden. Don’t know what to do with Swiss chard? Have zucchini coming out of your ears? No problem. Come sample some creative and healthy veggie recipes featuring summer produce. Bring your appetite!
October 4th 12:00pm Popular Garden Trends: What gardening methods are best? Should I or shouldn’t I be tilling my garden? Is square foot gardening best for raised beds? With the rising popularity of vegetable gardening, comes a tide of different garden trends. In this workshop we will discuss the merits and limitations of several different gardening trends as well as many age-old gardening myths.
October 18th 12:00pm Growing Great Garlic and Onions: Garlic and onions are the foundation of many recipes. They are some of the best crops to grow to donate because they store well. Join us to learn more and increase your harvest.