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June 2019 Newsletter

The Joy Garden to Serve Special Needs Groups and More! On Friday, May 31st, KCCG’s Community Partner Gardens program led a group of volunteers from the St. Luke Presbyterian Joy Church to build 10 raised beds on the church grounds in North Kansas City. The Joy Garden will serve as a community garden for several […]

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Grandview High Schoolers Excel at Garden Design and Vegetable Production

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. What began as collaborative brainstorming between a Grandview High School teacher and a retired teacher who develops educational initiatives for Kansas City Community Gardens has introduced another generation […]

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May 2019 Newsletter

Orchard Spotlight Neighborhood Orchard at World Harvest Ministries On Saturday, May 4th, KCCG’s Giving Grove team planted a new orchard at Memphis Park with World Harvest Ministries. The orchard and soon to be community garden was planted to honor two young individuals, Memphis and Memoree, that tragically passed away in a house fire. We can’t […]

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Adopt a KCCG Garden!

Dear friends, This spring, in Kansas City, A child who is growing up in a neighborhood with more gas stations than grocery stores will discover the joy and wonder of growing and tasting a radish for the first time. Teenagers will gather in a neighborhood garden, where they’ll learn valuable skills and take pride in […]

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April 2019 Newsletter

APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER Important Upcoming Dates Spring is in full swing and KCCG is here to help you get your garden growing! Check out these important upcoming dates below.     Tomato Day – April 26th Warm Season Plants and Seeds Available Includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, tomatillos, ground cherries and herbs.      Sweet Potatoes – […]

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March 2019 Newsletter

    MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER Important March Dates For Seed and Plant Availability March is here and that means Spring is right around the corner! Thanks to our amazing and reliable volunteers who have been busy packing seeds and planting seedlings for the greenhouse, we’re excited to announce these important dates for seed and plant […]

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Successful Garden Underpins Community Revitalization and New Development

In an overgrown, empty lot at 37th and Woodlawn in one of Kansas City’s long-identified “food deserts,” the Ivanhoe Community Garden took root in the spring of 2011 ─ a collaboration of University of Missouri Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council and Kansas City Community Gardens. “The garden has grown from […]

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Two Schools + Two Gardens = Immeasurable Success for At-Risk Kids

Perhaps the adage gardening heals is no more evident than at Kansas City’s Cornerstones of Care Gillis and Ozanam gardens where day therapy and residential foster care kids tend two cultivated acres of vegetables, two orchards plus a large greenhouse built in partnership with Cultivate KC, Kansas City Community Gardens and Giving Grove orchards. “We […]

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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 […]