KCCG Would Like To Welcome Our New Director of Development & Marketing, Madeline Marak!
KCCG would like to introduce our new Director of Development & Marketing, Madeline Marak!
Madeline was hired at the beginning of 2024 to fill the position after the previous DoDM, Jennifer Meyer, moved into the Executive Director role. Madeline will lead the Development team to reach new fundraising goals for 2024 and we're excited to have her on the KCCG team!
Hi, I’m Madeline. I came to Kansas City only 2 years ago with my partner, Josh, to escape the heat of my home town of Shreveport, Louisiana and live in a thriving, artsy, foody city.
I have explored different career paths as an artist with a MFU (WashU in St. Louis) and BFA (Tulane in New Orleans) focused in painting. I have taught community college, worked in after school programs, been an Executive Director for a small arts non-profit in Ruston, LA, and worked at Hallmark's Kaleidoscope.
I was drawn to KCCG and its mission by way of my involvement with non-profit organizations as an artist/arts administrator and as a long-time volunteer at my hometown food bank in Louisiana. I am excited to be joining KCCG alongside a great team of staff, volunteers, and gardeners that give back to the community every day!
Important Upcoming Dates
Even though it's still just February, it's time to start planning your gardening season, beginning with fruit trees!
Online fruit tree orders began on February 1st and will continue until March 8th. Several varieties have already sold out but there are still some great selections if you're looking to plant a fruit tree this season.
Please note: Berry bushes go on sale at our Cool Season Plant Sale on March 21st-22nd.
And make sure to mark your calendars on March 4th. Seeds, onion sets, and seed potatoes will officially go on sale to KCCG members that day.
Upcoming Free Virtual Workshops at KCCG and KC Public Libraries!
KCCG is pleased to announce a partnership with Kansas City Public Libraries to host free satellite workshops at several KC Metro Libraries!
To view the list of public library workshops, visit our workshop webpage and scroll down to the KC Library Workshop section.
Upcoming Workshops at KCCG:
Fruit Tree Care & Maintenance
Friday, February 9th @ 12pm
Fruit trees can be incredibly rewarding, but it takes work to get that reward year after year. Learn pruning and pest management techniques and timing for fruit trees and berries to insure a bountiful harvest.
Cool Season Vegetable Crops
Friday, February 16th @ 12pm
Give in to your spring gardening fever and get outside to plant a spring vegetable garden. Learn about selecting, planting and caring for vegetables that thrive in the cool spring weather.
Vegetable Garden Basics
Friday, March 1st @ 12pm
This workshop is helpful for beginning and experienced gardeners. Learn the fundamentals of successful vegetable gardening including: site selection, soil improvement and preparation, garden planning, planting techniques, variety selection, garden maintenance and harvesting.
To register for these workshops, click the button below.
In Case You Missed It
If you missed the live presentations of any our our workshops, you can view the recordings on our Virtual Workshop webpage by clicking the following button: