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Schoolyard Gardens Grow 31 Types of Fall Vegetables

This fall we gardened with over 6,400 students. Over 100 schools in the KC Metro area planted a fall garden. Schools grew over 31 different varieties of cool season vegetables. The most popular vegetables this fall were broccoli, carrots, collards, kale and radishes! We still have a little bit of hardneck garlic left, contact syg@kccg.org if interested! […]

Barstow Schoolyard Garden Creates Pop Up Farmers’ Market and Donates the Proceeds to KCCG

The Barstow School has worked with Kansas City Community Gardens for over 8 years. They started with a bang by building 24 raised beds right off the bat! Mrs. Sarah Holmes’s science students have helped plant and maintain the vegetable garden over the years. Earlier this year, I sat down with Mrs. Holmes and Barstow’s […]

Summer School Students are Working Hard to Maintain their Schoolyard Gardens During These Hot Months

Summer school programs throughout Kansas City began last week, and many of these students have been tasked with maintaining their vegetable gardens during these hot months. Many of the 200 plus schoolyard gardens that we work with planted vegetables like peppers, tomatoes and sweet potatoes in May, which are perfect for schools that aren’t in […]

With the End of the School Year, Students Celebrate #IGrewThis

It’s been a busy spring for Schoolyard Gardens!  In March, over 160 schools planted spring crops. While the first day of planting the garden is exciting and full of hope, the real joys—and sometimes frustrations—happens during the following eight weeks. Students, teachers and even our Schoolyards Gardens staff watch as our tending and hard work […]