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5 Senses in the Garden

Since joining the Schoolyard Gardens team as an AmeriCorps service member, I’ve had the opportunity to garden with so many curious and hard-working students. We’ve shared in abundant summer harvests, planted fall crops, carefully thinned and weeded garden beds, watered plants with care, and carried armloads of mulch to spread around our plants. Tending our […]

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What’s Eating My Plants?

Have you noticed holes in the leaves of your broccoli, cabbage, kale, and/or collard plants? Are you wondering what could be eating your veggies? The culprits are likely caterpillars! These caterpillars, also known as loopers, are big fans of vegetables in the brassica family (that includes your broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower) […]

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Empowering More than a Decade of Self-sustaining, Organic Gardening

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. Forty-two years ago, a young Korean girl arrived in Kansas City, Kansas and began putting down roots that bound her to the community for decades. The St. Joseph’s […]

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Germination 101

One of the most exciting things about gardening is watching tiny seeds grow into plants and eventually healthy food. To help our little seeds make this happen, we encourage schoolyard gardens to: Plant in the correct season and timeframe for each seed type. Some seeds prefer cooler temperatures while others like it warm. Water freshly […]

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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 […]