This week we’ve asked our Multimedia Developer, Rob, to give us a recap of this year’s Gardens at Sunset event. As you’ll read in the following account, we had to make a few pivots throughout the rainy night, but a little rain can’t scare a way a bunch of gardeners! Without exception, the guests, staff […]
A Big “Thank You” To Our Volunteers
As a gardener, you may know that amending soil with compost yields a healthier– more productive harvest. Here at Kansas City Community Gardens, we believe (as funny as this sounds) that “our volunteers are like compost to a garden”. With the help of our volunteers, KCCG’s mission is strengthened and continues to grow, reaching out […]
KCCG Celebrates Volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
Introducing KCCG’s 2020 Volunteers of the Year!
At the beginning of the growing season and when COVID-19 emerged as a critical concern to the country, many people were unsure what the next few months would bring. As a surge of new and recurring members looked to our organization for access to healthy food, and to mentally and emotionally cope with the uncertain reality ahead, […]
Partners Key in Gardening’s Exponential Reach and Impact
This story was contributed by Martha Walker, retired newspaper and United Press International wire service reporter who also worked 22 years in corporate communications and market research. Back in 2005 when Kansas City Community Gardens collaborated with Harvesters Community Food Network and Kansas City Master Gardeners to create an inspiring “demonstration” garden near 39th Street […]
Schoolyard Gardens Celebrates 10 Years!
Greetings Gardeners, Did you know that KCCG’s Schoolyard Gardens is celebrating its 10th year!? What better way to celebrate this landmark than share some of our history and how Schoolyards has grown. The Schoolyard Gardens program began back in 2008 after schools began seeking information from Kansas City Community Gardens about starting a garden […]
KCCG Volunteer Spotlight – Roger Shelton Harvests & Donates 16,838 Green Beans
KCCG would not be nearly as successful or productive without the help of volunteers. In 2017, 386 volunteers put in 2387 hours this year, which helped KCCG save approximately $19,000 – $23,000 in labor costs. One of these volunteers is Roger Shelton, who does more than just volunteer. Shelton, an avid gardener, also donates his […]