Summer & Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

All workshops are free!

Please pay careful attention to the location of each workshop.

KCCG Office in Swope Park

6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132
When Time Workshop
June 23 (Friday) 12:00pm FREEZE! YOUR GARDEN PRODUCE: Freezing is one of the easiest, cheapest and safest ways to preserve many crops harvested from your garden, including beans, peppers, tomatoes, collards and corn. Find out which of your garden’s crops store well in the freezer. We will demonstrate best methods for some of the most popular and abundant crops.
June 29 (Thursday) 6:00pm Hands-on Series #4- Insects in the Garden
July 7 (Friday) 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 21 (Friday) 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.
July 27 (Thursday) 6:00pm Hands-on Series #5 – Fall Planting in the Garden
August 4 (Friday) 12:00pm EXTENDING THE GARDENING SEASON: Harvest from your garden through the fall and into the winter. This workshop will discuss season-extension techniques, such as row covers and cold frames. We will also discuss how to get your garden started earlier in the spring.
August 18 (Friday) 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!
August 31 (Thursday) 6:00pm Hands-on Series #6 – Harvesting from the Garden
October 6 (Friday) 12:00pm GROWING GREAT GARLIC & 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.
October 20 (Friday) 12:00pm RAISED BED GARDENING: Discover the many benefits of raised bed gardening. Learn how to construct your own raised beds and how to plant in them for maximum efficiency.

Independence Health Department:

515 S. Liberty St. Independence, MO 64050

Sign up for your 2017 KCCG membership from 4:30-6 pm before each of the following workshops:

When Time Workshop
July 31 (Monday) 6:00pm 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.

Blue Hills Community Services:

5008 Prospect, KCMO 64130
When Time Workshop
September 28 (Thursday) 6:00pm COOKING WITH SUMMER'S BOUNTY: Learn how to prepare the beautiful, fresh produce that you have harvested from your garden. We will also harvest fruit from the Prospect Community Orchard to take home and use in cooking demonstration. Come sample some creative and healthy recipes featuring garden produce. Bring your appetite!