Did you know if you rub the leaves of the Senna Didymobotrya plant it smells like buttered popcorn? Or that the African Eggplant looks like miniature pumpkins on a stick? You can find these two fascinating plants and hundreds of many other unique plants growing in the curiosity garden in The Leanna Flandermeyer Children’s Beanstalk […]
SYG Happy Hour in the Garden! August 24th
Happy back to school everyone! We hope the schoolyear is off to a great start for you and your students. We are excited for fall gardening over here at KCCG. Some of our fall favorites include collards, broccoli, kale, lettuce, beets, radishes and spinach! Fall Gardens are great for schools because many cool season veggies […]
Visit the Beanstalk Garden!
We interrupt the regularly programmed schoolyard garden updates to highlight Kansas City Community Garden’s Beanstalk Children’s Garden! Does your school already have a garden? Are you thinking about a garden? Do your students just like being outside or experiencing new things? If you answered yes to any of these questions then keep reading! The Beanstalk […]
Grandview High School Garden Design Contest
Andie Conn, Youth Gardens Assistant – Americorps, contributed to this article. On January 31st, the Beanstalk Garden staff took a trip to Grandview High School for a two day garden design project-based learning experience. The Health and Nutrition instructor, Cassie Dolinar, invited the Beanstalk staff to lead a discussion on nutrition, garden design, and gardening career […]
Grandview High School Students Seek Healthy Alternatives
Last May and September, Grandview High School health students visited the Beanstalk Children’s Garden to learn more about the nutritional benefits of growing a garden. They were so inspired by their visit that they decided to explore healthy alternatives for food at their own school. Ms. Dolinar, health teacher at Grandview High School, invited the […]
Seniors Visit the Beanstalk Garden
Nikki Schaper, Beanstalk Garden Assistant, contributed to this article. Even though the Beanstalk Garden is referred to as a “children’s” garden, anybody can come take a tour. This week, we had some special guests from The Groves retirement community take a tour of the garden. We also had a group of kindergartners scheduled to take […]
Leanna Flandermeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden Now Open!
Last week Kansas City Community Gardens’ Beanstalk Children’s Garden opened for the season. In the first two weeks alone over 800 children have toured through the garden. Throughout the summer and early fall, over 4,000 children, teachers and parents will visit the garden, allowing children to become inspired to make healthy food choices as they […]