Often people will comment on how fun my job at Kansas City Community Gardens sounds, and I will agree. I love working towards our SYG mission of building gardens with students who then get to grow their very own veggies. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of the Schoolyard Gardens program for […]
Thanks for a Great Construction Season!
As we near the end of February, it’s time to say goodbye to the winter construction season (November 1st – February 28th) and hello to spring planting (March 15th – April 8th)! Before we close it out, we’d like to take a minute to say a few thank you’s. To the teachers, students and school […]
SYG 2021 Wrapped
Because we know you’ve been waiting on the edge of your seat, SYG is ready to share our 2021 Wrapped! We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of the teachers and students we partner with. As a team of 3, the work we do would not be possible without all your hard […]
End of the School Year Reflection (& Survey!)
This year I’ve been wildly impressed with and grateful for the dedication of our school garden coordinators. Despite pandemic times, we had 131 schools plant a garden during the 2020-2021 school year. Those gardens were planted abundantly with 10,836 plants and 1,986 packs of seeds at schools throughout Kansas City. We also packed and distributed […]
SYG Thanks Seasonal Volunteers!
When Schoolyard Gardens first started in 2008, there were 20 schools listed in the program. Today, SYG has grown into a program that now provides low-cost seeds, plants and garden education to 210 schools! With this amazing growth, we are always looking for volunteers to help schools that might need some extra support. We […]