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Community Partner Spotlight: Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City

This October, during a check-in at Grandview High School I had the opportunity to meet with the Water Gardens Society of Greater Kansas City and learn more about their mission.   Water Gardens Society of Greater Kansas City is a  not-for-profit organization that supports the construction, preservation, and appreciation of water gardens throughout the Kansas […]

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School Spotlight: East High School

For our last school spotlight of the season, I wanted to shine light on East High School (KCMO) for their award-winning agriculture program!  In 2015, science teachers Andrew Killen and Zac McCullough revitalized the program with the help of the East High students. This meant long hours of organizing greenhouses, classroom spaces, rebuilding garden beds […]

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School Spotlight: Olathe East High School

The Olathe East High School Interpersonal Skills (IPS) class sees gardening as an integral part of their curriculum. The IPS program combines students with disabilities with peer mentors to learn social and other real-life skills. Hands-on gardening can provide lessons in science, math, cooking, communication and more. The school partnered with the Kansas City Community […]