KC Community Gardens Cool Season Plants Sale Starts Thursday March 24th & March 25th
Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to plant some seeds in the ground! Seasoned and aspiring gardeners will find all they need to kick off the gardening season at Kansas City Community Gardens’ Cool Season Plant Sale. On March 24 and 25, KCCG will host a parking lot sale at their headquarters at 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, Missouri.
A variety of spring garden plants will be available from KCCG’s greenhouse – asparagus, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, lettuce and Swiss chard. Onion, leek and scallion plants and seed potatoes are also available.
KCCG makes nearly 50,000 seed packets, from arugula to watermelon, and more than 160,000 greenhouse seedlings available to home and community gardeners each year. The organization places a special emphasis on helping low-income households and groups to cultivate food-producing gardens.
- KCCG is a membership organization, with annual fees ranging from $2 - $25, based on income. Members receive 10 free packets of seeds, a 10-pound bag of fertilizer and discounted member pricing on additional seeds, plants and supplies (a 3-pack of veggie transplants starts at just $.50!). Memberships may be purchased online here or in person at KCCG’s office.
- The first day of the sale, Thursday, March 24, is reserved exclusively for Green Card (low-income) clients. All may purchase plants and seeds beginning on Friday, March 25. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 26.
- A satellite sale will be offered on Monday, March 28 from 5-6 p.m., at the Jersey Creek Community Garden at Heathwood Park at 11th Street and Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas.
- Cool season plants and seeds will continue to be available at the KCCG office for several weeks following the sale. Regular business hours are 9-5, M-F, with extended hours on Tuesday evenings until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-noon through the spring planting season.
- Warm season plants, including herbs, will be available on April 28 for Green Card members and April 29 for all members.
KCCG also offers a series of free workshops and library of educational resources for those new to gardening. Find out more about these online resources here.
In 2021, more than 42,000 households – 1 in every 20 in the KC metro area – harvested food from a KCCG- supported garden or orchard. KCCG is proud to support a network of more than 750 school and community gardens and orchards and nearly 3,000 home gardeners in their efforts to grow affordable, healthy food.
As a non-profit organization, we focus our efforts on making gardening affordable for all KC residents. We offer plants, seeds and supplies to low-income clients at prices significantly lower than you’ll find at retail stores. With an investment of around $25 over the course of the year and a little practice, families can grow nearly $500 of organic produce!
Come be a part of the KCCG family and let us help you grow your own nutritious food!