Spring Workshop Schedule

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

To see the schedule for satellite plant and seed sales, click here.

KCCG Office in Swope Park

6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132
When Time Workshop
FEB 9th 12:00pm SELECTING AND PLATNING FRUIT TREES AND BERRY BUSHES: Add fruit to your garden or learn more about the best fruit varieties for our area. We will discuss the fruit plant varieties offered by KCCG as well as basic fruit planting techniques.
FEB 23rd 12:00pm HANDS-ON FRUIT TREE AND SMALL FRUIT MAINTENANCE: All fruit plants require some sort of maintenance, from pruning to thinning to pest management. Learn what to do, why to do it and when to do it. Learn about spring pruning in the garden. Hands-on outside in the garden. Weather permitting.
FEB 26th 6:00pm 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.
MARCH 2nd 12:00pm FRUIT TREE CARE AND MAINTENANCE: Fruit trees can be incredibly rewarding, but it takes work to get that reward year after year. Learn pruning and pest management techniques and timing for fruit trees and berries to insure a bountiful harvest.
MARCH 10th 10am - 12pm PLANNING AND PLANTING YOUR SCHOOLYARD GARDEN: Designed for teachers or school staff who have or are planning to start a school garden, this workshop will cover the basic gardening knowledge needed for planning and planting your spring and summer school garden. Plant selection, tips for planting and garden management will all be discussed. We will also highlight ideas for fun garden activities and demonstrate garden-based lessons.
MARCH 16th 12:00pm GROWING GREAT GROUND PLOTS: Tilling up a sunny space in your yard is the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to start a garden. Come learn the benefits of planting a garden directly into the ground.
MARCH 27th 5:00pm HANDS-ON SERIES #1 - SPRING PLANTING IN THE GARDEN: Outside in the demo garden. Weather permitting.
April 6th 12:00pm PLANNING YOUR PLOT FOR GARDEN SUCCESS: Find out how creating a planting plan for your garden plot can help you maximize garden space, get more of the vegetables that you love and save you time and money. KCCG has developed some great new tools to help you create a garden plan and shopping list for spring, summer and fall
APRIL 20th 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.
APRIL 24th 6:00 pm HANDS-ON SERIES #2 - SUMMER PLANTING IN THE GARDEN: Outside in the demo garden. Weather permitting.
MAY 4th 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 18th 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.
MAY 29th 6:00pm HANDS-ON SERIES #3 - WATERING IN THE GARDEN: Outside in the demo garden. Weather permitting.
JUNE 1st 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 15th 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.
JUNE 26th 6:00pm HANDS-ON SERIES #4 - INSECTS IN THE GARDEN: Outside in the demo garden. Weather permitting.

Independence Health Department:

515 S. Liberty St. Independence, MO 64050
When Time Workshop
March 12th 6:00pm 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.
April 9th 6:00pm 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 14th 6:00pm 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.

Ivanhoe Community Center:

3700 Woodland, KCMO 64109
When Time Workshop
Feb 13th 5:30pm KCCG Membership Sign-ups & Planning Your Plot for Garden Success: Find out how creating a planting plan for your garden plot can help you maximize garden space, get more of the vegetables that you love and save you time and money. KCCG has developed some great tools to help you create a garden plan and seed/plant list for spring, summer and fall.
March 13th 5:30pm KICK-START YOUR GARDEN: PLANTING EARLY SEASON CROPS: Give in to your spring gardening fever and get outside to plant a spring vegetable garden. Learn about selecting, planting and caring for vegetables that thrive in the cool spring weather.
May 8th 5:30pm 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 beneficial insects. We will also discuss how to control problem insects.
June 12th 5:30pm 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.

Rosedale Development Association

1403 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103
When Time Workshop
March 8th 6:00 PM KCCG Membership Sign-ups & Planning Your Plot for Garden Success: Find out how creating a planting plan for your garden can help you maximize garden space, get more of the vegetables that you love and save you time and money. KCCG has developed some great tools to help you create a garden plan and seed/plant list for spring, summer and fall.

Satellite Seed and Plant Sale

Independence, MO

Independence Health Department:  515 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050

  • Spring, Cool Season Plants: Thursday, March 29 @ 4-5:30pm
  • Summer, Warm Season Plants: Thursday, May 3 @ 4-5:30pm

For more information contact Selena Good at sgoo{at}indepmo.org or 816-325-7187

Kansas City, KS

Northrup Park Community Garden:  939 Barnett, Kansas City, KS 66101

  • Spring, Cool Season Plants: Monday, March 26 @5-6:30pm
  • Summer, Warm Season Plants: Monday, April 30 @5-6:30pm

La Placita Market: 11th and Central, Kansas City, KS 66102

  • Summer, Warm Season Plants: Saturday, May 12@ 11am-1pm