August Newsletter

Garden Spotlight Quindaro Rally Garden – Inspiring Visionaries and KCK’s Quindaro Community   Growing from a start of three raised beds to several thousand square feet of tilled garden beds, the Quindaro Rally Garden celebrates its third anniversary of giving free berries, potatoes, greens and fresh vegetables to anyone in the neighborhood who needs to […]

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Quindaro Rally Garden – Inspiring Visionaries and KCK’s Quindaro Community

This story was contributed by Martha Walker, retired newspaper and United Press International wire service reporter who also worked 22 years in corporate communications and market research. Growing from a start of three raised beds to several thousand square feet of tilled garden beds, the Quindaro Rally Garden celebrates its third anniversary of giving free […]

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Grandview High Schoolers Excel at Garden Design and Vegetable Production

This story was contributed by Martha Walker, retired newspaper and United Press International wire service reporter who also worked 22 years in corporate communications and market research. What began as collaborative brainstorming between a Grandview High School teacher and a retired teacher who develops educational initiatives for Kansas City Community Gardens has introduced another generation […]

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Partners Key in Gardening’s Exponential Reach and Impact

This story was contributed by Martha Walker, retired newspaper and United Press International wire service reporter who also worked 22 years in corporate communications and market research. Back in 2005 when Kansas City Community Gardens collaborated with Harvesters Community Food Network and Kansas City Master Gardeners to create an inspiring “demonstration” garden near 39th Street […]

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Grandview High School Students Harvest Their Garden Designs

Back in January, the Grandview High School Health and Nutrition Instructor, Cassie Dolinar, reached out to KCCG to figure out a way to get her students more involved in gardening and to teach them more about the process of growing, harvesting, and consuming healthy vegetables straight from the garden. KCCG’s Beanstalk Children’s Garden staff took […]

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Grandview High School Garden Design Contest

Andie Conn, Youth Gardens Assistant – Americorps, contributed to this article. On January 31st, the Beanstalk Garden staff took a trip to Grandview High School for a two day garden design project-based learning experience.  The Health and Nutrition instructor, Cassie Dolinar, invited the Beanstalk staff to lead a discussion on nutrition, garden design, and gardening career […]

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Grandview High School Welcomes Beanstalk Garden Staff To Help Design Garden

Nikki Schaper, KCCG’s Beanstalk Garden Assistant, contributed to this article. Grandview High School and KCCG have developed a unique relationship over the past year. It started with a field trip last spring when Grandview’s Health and Nutrition teacher, Cassie Dolinar, brought her class to the Beanstalk Garden to tour the garden and sample some fresh […]