KCCG Workshops

There are no more KCCG workshops scheduled for 2022. Check back in January for our 2023 schedule.

Video recordings and powerpoint downloads of all 2021 & 2022 workshops can be viewed on our Virtual Workshop page.

Giving Grove 2023 Workshops

For KCCG Stewards Only

The Giving Grove workshops are available for registering. All workshops are free for Giving Grove stewards and apprentices. Click here to RSVP and click here to download the schedule.

When Time Where Workshop
Tuesday, January 26th 6pm-8pm KCCG Engage Your Community - Important for anyone looking to increase community involvement in orchard activities. Learn how to engage community through Asset-Based Community Development and Asset Mapping. Appropriate for all orchards.
Saturday, February 11th 10am-11:30am Zoom Holistic Spray in Pest Management - Class explains how to utilize Michael Phillips’ Holistic Spray method in your orchard. Recommended for all orchards installed in 2021 or earlier.
Tuesday, February 14th 12pm-1:30pm Zoom Pests and Pest Management In Your Orchard - Beginning pest management. This workshop will walk through the basics of pest management from spray equipment and how to spray to the different types of sprays you will be using in your orchard.
Thursday, Feb 16th 12pm-1:30pm Zoom Dormant Season Pruning - Learn the basics of pruning in the comfort of your own home.
Tuesday, February 21st 12pm-1:30pm Zoom Intermediate pest management. This workshop will focus mainly on fruit pests and spray timing for most Giving Grove crops.
Friday, Feb 25th 10am-2pm Anita B Gorman Discovery Center Includes 3 mini workshops on pruning, engaging your community, and “a year in the orchard” with a Q&A session. We will provide Bar-B-Que and a couple of sides but attendees are welcome to bring a dish to share. There will also be games and prizes! Address: 4750 Troost Parking Lot
Wednesday, March 1st 2:00pm-4:00pm KCCG Dormant Season Field Day - Many species of fruits with some in the ground for 10+ years and some planted in 2021. Please bring your hand pruners!
Thursday, March 2nd 12pm-1:30pm Zoom Advanced level pest management. Leaf spots, fruit rots, good bugs and bad, there are many reasons your fruits and trees might look happy or sad. This class will go in depth on multiple pests and other fruit tree maladies and how to address them.
Thursday, May 4th 6:00pm-8:00pm KCCG Engage Your Community - Important for anyone looking to increase community involvement in orchard activities. We will customize your engagement strategy based on your orchard’s location and identifying nearby resources within the surrounding community. Appropriate for all orchards.
Tuesday, May 9th 12pm-1:30pm Zoom Preparing For Harvest - Important for orhards installed prior to 2020 and all sites with berries. How to: engage your neighbors, maximize this season’s fruit production, keep the trees from getting picked too early, determine if the fruit is ripe, and more.
Saturday, May 13th 9am-11am Zoom Preparing For Harvest - Important for orhards installed prior to 2020 and all sites with berries. How to: engage your neighbors, maximize this season’s fruit production, keep the trees from getting picked too early, determine if the fruit is ripe, and more.
Tuesday, May 16th 12pm-1:30pm TBD Orchard Basics/New Tree Maintenance - Mainly for young orchards and/or new stewards but a great refresher for all orchards. Lots of tree varieties, young and old, planted from 2008-2021 6917 Kensington Thursday Ave., KCMO, 64132
Thursday, May 25th 6-8pm KCCG Orchard Basics/New Tree Maintenance - Mainly for young orchards and/or new stewards but a great refresher for all orchards. Lots of tree varieties, young and old, planted from 2008-2021 6917 Kensington Thursday Ave., KCMO, 64132
Thursday, July 13th 2:00pm-4:00pm KCCG Fruit Preservation - This session will cover harvest and storage tips for keeping garden produce in optimal condition and touch on food safety principles for freezing and dehydrating as simple methods for preserving surplus. Address: 6917 Kensington Ave., Kansas City MO, 64132. Appropriate for all orchards.
Tuesday, July 18th 12:00pm-1:30pm Zoom Orchard Biodiversity - Help manage pests and add fertility to the orchard floor. Learn about insectary gardens, beneficial insects and groundcovers, nitrogen fixers, pest deterrents, dynamic accumulators, and more. Appropriate for all orchards, especially those with a large stewardship team.
Tuesday, August 1st 10am-12pm KCCG Summer Pruning & Maintenance - Will focus on older pear, apple, and Asian pear. Please Bring Hand Pruners! Focus is on regulating excessive growth and topping trees. Highly Recommended for All Orchards Address: 6917 Kensington Ave., KCMO, 64132
Wednesday, August 9th 6:00pm-8:00pm TBD Summer Pruning & Maintenance - Will focus on older pear, apple, and Asian pear. Please Bring Hand Pruners! Focus is on regulating excessive growth and topping trees. Highly Recommended for All Orchards
Thursday, August 17th 10:00am-12:00pm TBD Summer Pruning & Maintenance - Will focus on older pear, apple, and Asian pear. Please Bring Hand Pruners! Focus is on regulating excessive growth and topping trees. Highly Recommended for All Orchards