Who We Are
KCCG is a non-profit membership organization that helps people grow vegetables and fruit from garden plots and orchards located in backyards, schoolyards, vacant lots and community sites.
What We Offer
KCCG offers low-cost seed and plant varieties chosen to thrive in the Kansas City climate along with garden resources, free educational workshops and technical assistance… all to help your garden and orchard thrive!
How We Help
Gardening is a sustainable way to stretch your grocery budget and eat more healthy, fresh foods. Our programs are here to make it affordable and accessible to anyone – from individual gardeners to schools and community groups – who is ready to roll up their sleeves and dig in!
Making Healthy Food Affordable
In 2022, KCCG provided low-cost resources and free technical support to:
3,179 home gardeners
315 community gardens, and
231 neighborhood orchards.
Creating spaces to grow!
Over the past year, we worked alongside partners to
Construct 31 new gardens
Plant 20 new orchards
And expand 38 successful sites
Inspiring Kids To Make Healthy Choices
KCCG now supports 223 school gardens and 58 school orchards that engage more than 19,000 students.
Our Beanstalk Children's Garden welcomed nearly 3,800 visitors for educational tours and scout badge workshops.
Equipping Gardeners with Low-Cost Resources & Knowledge
In 2022, KCCG staff and volunteers:
Cultivated 167,644 vegetable and herb transplants
Prepared 45,861 seed packets
Delivered 66 free educational workshops
The Bottom Line
In total, KCCG provided direct support to 42,438 households in 2022.
Our gardeners harvested an estimated 1.2 million pounds of fruits and vegetables.
Purchased at the grocery store, that produce would be worth more than $3 million!