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2020 Spring Workshop Schedule

KCCG Office in Swope Park

6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132
When Time Workshop
Feb. 7th (Friday) 12:00pm Selecting and Planting 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. 21st (Friday) 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.
Mar 6th (Friday) 12:00pm Hands-on Fruit Tree and Small Fruit Pruning: 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 10th (Tuesday) EVENING 5:30pm 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.
March 20th (Friday) 12:00pm Raised Bed Gardening: Discover the many benefits of raised bed gardening. Learn which crops grow best in raised beds and how to plant and grow vegetables in them for maximum efficiency. Discussion will also include building materials and techniques.
April 3rd (Friday) 12:00pm Garden Soils 101: Good soil is obviously the foundation to a good garden but understanding soils can seem mysterious and overwhelming. Come and learn about what makes a good soil and how can you improve difficult soil. Discussion will also include managing your garden to keep your soil in good shape.
April 7th (Tuesday) EVENING 5:30pm Raised Bed Gardening: Discover the many benefits of raised bed gardening. Learn which crops grow best in raised beds and how to plant and grow vegetables in them for maximum efficiency. Discussion will also include building materials and techniques.
April 17th (Friday) 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 1st (Friday) 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 15th (Friday) 12:00pm Cooking with Spring Veggies: You’ve planted, maintained, and harvested, but how are you going to cook those beautiful spring vegetables from your garden? Join us and learn how to prepare simple, delicious recipes inspired by Spring. Popular Spring veggies in-clude, radishes, spinach, kale, green onions, potatoes, and more! We will focus on what-ever produce is ready to harvest. Come ready to sample!
May 19th (Tuesday) EVENING 6:00pm What’s Really Bugging You? Insects in the Garden: Do you ever wonder whether the in-sects 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 safely and effectively.
May 29th (Friday) 12:00pm Composting 101: Often called gardener’s gold, composting is a great way to reduce food waste, contribute to healthy soil, and growing a healthy garden. Join Craig Wood, Solid Waste Management Coordinator with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, to learn the do’s and don’ts of composting. This hands on workshop is great to beginner and experienced gardeners alike.
June 12th (Friday) 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 safely and effectively.
June 26th (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.
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Calendario de Talleres en Español de KCCG, Primavera 2020

KCCG, en colaboración con Las Promotoras de Salud de El Centro Inc., provee talleres de horticultura gratuitamente y para todo el público hispanohablante en la:

Sede Central de El Centro Inc.

650 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101
When Time Workshop
Febrero 25 (Martes) 10:00am Taller Básico de Horticultura Vegetal & Inscripción de Membresía: Aprenda los conceptos fundamentales para tener un huerto exitoso. Repasaremos conceptos como: selección de sitio, preparación y mejoramiento del suelo, planeamiento del huerto, selección de variedades, y mantenimiento y cosecha de cultivos. ¡También podrá inscribirse a la membresía de KCCG y llevar materiales educativos de horticultura!
Marzo 24 (Martes) 10:00am Cultivos de Primavera: ¿Ya te cansaste de estar encerrado en la casa? ¡Sal afuera y empieza tu cultivo de primavera! Aprende como seleccionar, plantar y cuidar los cultivos que prosperan en el clima fresco de la primavera.
Abril 28 (Martes) 10:00am Tomates (Jitomates), Chiles y Camote! ¿Te confunde la enorme variedad de (ji)tomates y no sabes cuál elegir? ¿Sientes que tus plantas de chiles no producen lo que deberían?¿Te sientes decepcionado con el tamaño de los camotes que has desenterrado? ¡Ven y aprende como seleccionar, plantar y cuidar tus cultivos de tomates, chiles, y camotes!