2019 Spring 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
Feb 22nd 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.
March 1st 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 9th 10:00am-12:00pm 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 dis-cussed. We will also highlight ideas for fun garden activities and demonstrate garden-based lessons.
March 15th 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 26th 6:00pm Vegetable Garden Basics: This workshop is helpful for beginning and experienced gar-deners. Learn the fundamentals of successful vegetable gardening including: site se-lection, soil improvement and preparation, garden planning, planting techniques, va-riety selection, garden maintenance and harvesting.
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.

Sermon Center

201 North Dodgion Independence, MO 64050
When Time Workshop
March 14th 4:30pm 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.

Ivanhoe Community Center:

3700 Woodland, KCMO 64109
When Time Workshop
Feb 12th 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 12th 5:30pm Kick-Start Your Garden: Planting Early Spring Crops: Give in to your spring gardening fever and get outside to plant a spring vegetable garden. Learn about selecting, plant-ing and caring for vegetables that thrive in the cool spring weather.
May 7th 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 in-sects. We will also discuss how to control problem insects.
June 11th 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. Come 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 deli-cious foods.

Satellite Seed and Plant Sales

Independence, MO

Sermon Center (South Room):  201 N. Dodgion, Independence, MO 64050

  • Spring, Cool Season Plants: Thursday, March 28 @ 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Summer, Warm Season Plants: Thursday, May 2 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

For more information contact Suzanne Meyer at smeyer@indepmo.org or 816-325-7320

Kansas City, KS

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

  • Spring, Cool Season Plants: Monday, March 25 @ 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Summer, Warm Season Plants: Tuesday, April 30 @ 5:00-6:30 pm

 

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

  • Summer, Warm Season Plants: Saturday, May 4@ 11:00 am-1:00 pm