Schoolyard Gardens

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Schoolyard Gardens Impact

Sites: 220

Annual Harvest: 22,000 lbs

Students Served: 17,255

A Garden For Every School
Schoolyard Garden Seasons
Spring-SYG
  • Planting: March 15th - April 15th
  • Vegetables: Onions, potatoes, greens, sugar snap peas, spinach and lettuce
  • Continually harvest before the last week of school
Summer-Green
  • Planting: May 1st - May 31st
  • Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, zucchini, beans
  • Continually harvest before first frost
Fall
  • Planting: August 1st - August 21st
  • Vegetables: Greens (lettuce, kale, collards, mustard greens), carrots, beets, broccoli, and cabbage
  • Continually harvest before first frost
Fruit-SYG
  • SYG accepts fruit orders in February (first come first serve basis)
  • Fruit varieties include: Bush Cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Liberty Apple, Pristine Apple
  • Fruit gets planted in late March through early April
Construction-SYG4
  • Working with students ages 3rd grade and up, we help schools build new gardens.
  • Winter Constructions: October 15th - March 1st
  • Summer Constructions: June 1st - July 31st
Garlic-SYG
  • Garlic varieties include both hard & soft neck varieties
  • Plant and mulch garlic November through December
Who We Are

Our Mission

To support schools in growing their own vegetable gardens that increase students’ access to healthy food, hands-on learning, and community building. We do this by providing new garden site consultations, low-cost plants and seeds for schools, free workshops and training for teachers, and other resources as needed.

Schoolyard Gardens Staff
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Hannah Ebling-Artz

Schoolyard Gardens Director
Email: hannah{at}kccg.org
Phone: 816.931.3877 - Ext 319

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Crystal Fritz

Schoolyard Gardens K-12 Coordinator
Email: crystal{at}kccg.org
Phone: 816.931.3877 - Ext 316

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Claire Sinovic

Preschool Gardens Coordinator
Email: claire{at}kccg.org
Phone: 816.931.3877 - Ext 307