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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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Summer Harvest Recipes

  Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Peppers oh my! Do you have tomatoes galore? Zucchini for days? Peppers that just won’t stop? First, congratulations! Second, don’t let those veggies and all your hard work go to waste. Start harvesting now and then use these simple recipes to create a beautiful summer feast! Harvest each of the below […]

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July 2019 Newsletter

 Garden Spotlight Paseo West Community Garden Party On Saturday, July 7th, the Paseo West Community Garden welcomed neighbors to its 7th annual Community Garden Party. The afternoon featured live music, a tasty vegetarian lunch, and a bountiful harvest of cabbage, kale, collards, and other greens shared with guests. Gardens at Sunset Early Bird Tickets Available […]

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Are You Mulching?

I think it’s safe to say that Summer is officially here! With temperatures in the 90s most weeks, the plants in your garden are likely feeling the heat. Watering is of course one of the most important practices for a thriving garden, especially in the heat and in case you need a quick how-to on […]

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June 2019 Newsletter

The Joy Garden to Serve Special Needs Groups and More! On Friday, May 31st, KCCG’s Community Partner Gardens program led a group of volunteers from the St. Luke Presbyterian Joy Church to build 10 raised beds on the church grounds in North Kansas City. The Joy Garden will serve as a community garden for several […]

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Harvest Party Time!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Harvest Party Time! While planting the seeds and transplants and watching them grow is half the fun (and a worthy educational endeavor), the other half of the fun is eating all of the fresh veggies! Throughout the growing season, we recommend that schools and students taste the […]

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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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May 2019 Newsletter

Orchard Spotlight Neighborhood Orchard at World Harvest Ministries On Saturday, May 4th, KCCG’s Giving Grove team planted a new orchard at Memphis Park with World Harvest Ministries. The orchard and soon to be community garden was planted to honor two young individuals, Memphis and Memoree, that tragically passed away in a house fire. We can’t […]