There’s something bittersweet about covering Schoolyard Garden beds at the end of the fall into winter season. The Schoolyard Gardens team uses landscape fabric or burlap to cover garden beds after they’ve been cleared of garden debris to ensure that they’ll be ready for planting come springtime. The fabric suppresses any pesky weeds that inevitably […]
Missouri Healthy Food AmeriCorps: Adventures in St. Louis
It’s hard to believe that I’m in my fourth month of service with the KCCG Schoolyard Gardens team. These past few months have been fulfilling and fun, and I feel incredibly fortunate to serve alongside fellow KCCG AmeriCorps members: Abby Ewert (Beanstalk Children’s Garden), Colleen Freeman (Family Gardens), Priest Hughes (Community Partner Gardens), and Sarah […]
Schoolyard Gardens Welcomes Taylor!
Hello everyone! My name is Taylor and I am the new Missouri Healthy Foods AmeriCorps member serving with Schoolyard Gardens here at KCCG. I started volunteering with Schoolyard Gardens a few months ago and I enjoyed my time with kids in the garden so much that when this position popped up, I had to jump on […]
Farewell Josh! Thanks For Your Service
Hello friends of Schoolyard Gardens! As crazy as this is for me to think about, this is my last week at Kansas City Community Gardens! My year of AmeriCorps service is finishing up at the end of July, and I am moving into a new season of life to explore different opportunities and options. It […]