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Community Spotlight: LINC

This week, we’d like to spotlight our friends at The Local Investment Commission (LINC). LINC is a non-profit organization that works with state and local government, businesses, community organizations, and civic leaders to improve the lives of children and families in the Kansas City region. In 1992, LINC partnered with the Kansas City Public School […]


Schoolyard Gardens Spotlight: Troost Elementary LINC

I arrived to Troost Elementary LINC to plant fall veggies on an especially humid August afternoon, and was greeted by students who were ready to garden…In their pajamas (for school spirit week, of course!). My initial weeks of AmeriCorps service were filled with many firsts but until arriving at Troost Elementary, I would have never […]

Smoothies and Salads: Snacks from the Garden

The after-school LINC program at Gladstone Elementary School has been enjoying a bountiful fall harvest! Earlier this season children planted kale, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, collard greens, spinach, mustard greens, and beets in their raised bed garden plots and eagerly awaited picking the maturing crops. Two months later, students harvested enough lettuce, spinach, and radishes from […]