2021 Spring Workshop Schedule

All workshops are FREE!

KCCG’s workshops are going virtual for 2021!

  • Click the “Register” link below to sign up. Once you are registered, you will receive a link on the day of the workshop via email.
  • Recordings of all workshops will be available to view later at your convenience on our Virtual Workshop page.
When Time Workshop
Feb 12th (Friday) 12:00pm Selecting and Planting Fruit Trees and Berry Bushes: Add fruit to your garden or learn more about the best fruit varieties for our area. We will discuss the fruit plant varieties offered by KCCG as well as basic fruit planting techniques.
February 26 (Friday) 12:00pm Fruit Tree Care and Maintenance: Fruit trees can be incredibly rewarding, but it takes work to get that reward year after year. Learn pruning and pest management techniques and timing for fruit trees and berries to insure a bountiful harvest.
March 5 (Friday) 12:00pm Hands-on Fruit Tree and Small Fruit Pruning: All fruit plants require some sort of maintenance, from pruning to thinning to pest management. Learn what to do, why to do it and when to do it. Learn about spring pruning in the garden. Workshop will be held outside in the garden (weather permitting). Limited to 20 participants
March 9 (Tuesday) EVENING 5:30pm Vegetable Garden Basics: This workshop is helpful for beginning and experienced gardeners. Learn the fundamentals of successful vegetable gardening including: site selection, soil improvement and preparation, garden planning, planting techniques, variety selection, garden maintenance and harvesting.
March 19 (Friday) 12:00pm Kick-Start Your Garden: Planting Early Spring Crops: Give in to your spring gardening fever and get outside to plant a spring vegetable garden. Learn about selecting, planting and caring for vegetables that thrive in the cool spring weather.
April 2 (Friday) 12:00pm Garden Soils 101: Good soil is obviously the foundation to a good garden but understanding soils can seem mysterious and overwhelming. Come and learn about what makes a good soil and how can you improve difficult soil. Discussion will also include managing your garden to keep your soil in good shape.
April 16 (Friday) 12:00pm Tomatoes, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes: Are you overwhelmed by the number of tomato varieties available? Are you confused about heirloom tomatoes? Do your pepper plants not produce as many peppers as you would like? Are you disappointed when you dig up your sweet potatoes? Come learn how to select, plant and care for tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes.
April 27 (Tuesday) EVENING 5:30 pm Raised Bed Gardening: Discover the many benefits of raised bed gardening. Learn which crops grow best in raised beds and how to plant and grow vegetables in them for maxi-mum efficiency. Discussion will also include building materials and techniques.
May 7 (Friday) 12pm Cooking with Spring Veggies: You’ve planted, maintained, and harvested, but how are you going to cook those beautiful spring vegetables from your garden? Join us and learn how to prepare simple, delicious recipes inspired by Spring. Popular Spring veggies include: spinach, kale, green onions, radishes, potatoes, and more! (This workshop will be pre-recorded and will debut on the KCCG Website May 7 to watch at your convenience - no registration required)
May 18 (Tuesday) EVENING 5:30pm What’s Really Bugging You? Insects in the Garden: Do you ever wonder whether the insects in your garden are helping or harming your plants? Learn about the common insects found in our area so that you can identify garden pests as well as the beneficial insects. We will also discuss how to control problem insects safely and effectively.

Giving Grove Workshops

For KCCG Stewards Only

All workshops are free for Giving Grove stewards and apprentices. Click here to RSVP.

PLEASE NOTE - We will be offering more Dormant Season Pruning Workshops throughout February and March. Stay up to date by joining our KC Stewards Facebook Group.

When Time Where Workshop
Feb 9th (Tuesday) 6-8pm Zoom INSECTS & FUNGUS IN YOUR ORCHARD - What is that leaf spot? Who made holes in my leaves? Find out about many of the insects, fungi and diseases that can plague your trees and what you can do about it. This workshop is appropriate for all orchards.
Feb 12th (Saturday) 10am-12pm Zoom HOLISTIC SPRAY IN PEST MANAGEMENT - This class explains how to utilize Michael Phillips’ Holistic Spray method in your orchard. Recommended for All Orchards Installed in 2018 and Earlier
Feb 20th (Saturday) 10am-12pm KCCG DORMANT SEASON PRUNING - Many trees and shrubs of varying ages. Locations will be determined and announced in January 2021. All sessions will be in-person. Times and dates are weather dependent. Some workshops will be in-person and outdoors. Masks are required. Please Bring Hand Pruners! Attend a site that is similar in age and species to your orchard.
Feb 23rd (Tuesday) 1pm-3pm TBD DORMANT SEASON PRUNING - Many trees and shrubs of varying ages. Locations will be determined and announced in January 2021. All sessions will be in-person. Times and dates are weather dependent. Some workshops will be in-person and outdoors. Masks are required. Please Bring Hand Pruners! Attend a site that is similar in age and species to your orchard.
Mar 3rd (Wednesday) 1pm-3pm TBD DORMANT SEASON PRUNING - Many trees and shrubs of varying ages. Locations will be determined and announced in January 2021. All sessions will be in-person. Times and dates are weather dependent. Some workshops will be in-person and outdoors. Masks are required. Please Bring Hand Pruners! Attend a site that is similar in age and species to your orchard.
Mar 9th (Tuesday) 6pm-8pm Zoom NEW STEWARD TRAINING (SPRING PLANTING PREPARATION) - This is an introduction to The Giving Grove workshop series. Learn the basics you will need to prepare for planting day including site preparation, the planting process, and basic tree maintenance. Please Note: This is a mandatory workshop for all new 2021 orchard sites (and newly adopted sites or stewards who have not attended). Each steward must attend prior to their scheduled planting date. If these dates and times are not conducive to your schedule, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Mary Jane at maryjane@kccg.org.
Mar 13th (Saturday) 9am-11am Zoom NEW STEWARD TRAINING (SPRING PLANTING PREPARATION) - This is an introduction to The Giving Grove workshop series. Learn the basics you will need to prepare for planting day including site preparation, the planting process, and basic tree maintenance. Please Note: This is a mandatory workshop for all new 2021 orchard sites (and newly adopted sites or stewards who have not attended). Each steward must attend prior to their scheduled planting date. If these dates and times are not conducive to your schedule, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Mary Jane at maryjane@kccg.org.
May 8th (Tuesday) 6pm-8pm KCCG ORCHARD BASICS - This is great for the new orchardist to understand tree growth, proper tree structure, fungus and pests. Bring your questions! This workshop will be in-person and outdoors. Masks are required. This class is mainly for orchards installed in 2020 and 2021 and any Stewards new to the Giving Grove program. All are welcome!
June 10th (Thursday) 6pm-8pm KCCG ORCHARD BASICS - This is great for the new orchardist to understand tree growth, proper tree structure, fungus and pests. Bring your questions! This workshop will be in-person and outdoors. Masks are required. This class is mainly for orchards installed in 2020 and 2021 and any Stewards new to the Giving Grove program. All are welcome!
June 15th (Tuesday) 6pm-8pm Zoom PREPARING FOR HARVEST - How do you engage your neighbors around the orchard and fresh fruit? How do you keep the trees from getting picked too soon? How do you tell if the fruit is ripe? What do you do with the harvest? These important questions and more will be answered. Important for orchards installed in 2018 and earlier, and all sites with berries.
June 19th (Saturday) 9am-11am Zoom PREPARING FOR HARVEST - How do you engage your neighbors around the orchard and fresh fruit? How do you keep the trees from getting picked too soon? How do you tell if the fruit is ripe? What do you do with the harvest? These important questions and more will be answered. Important for orchards installed in 2018 and earlier, and all sites with berries.
July 8th (Thursday) 6pm-8pm Zoom ORCHARD DIVERSITY - Help manage pests and add fertility to the orchard floor. Learn about insectary gardens, beneficial insects and groundcovers, nitrogen fixers, pest deterrents, dynamic accumulators, and more. Appropriate for all orrchards (especially those with a large stewardship team).
Oct 5th (Tuesday) 6pm-8pm TBD NEW STEWARD TRAINING (FALL PLANTING PREPARATION) - This is an introduction to The Giving Grove workshop series. Learn the basics you will need to prepare for planting day including site preparation, the planting process, and basic tree maintenance. Please Note: This is a mandatory workshop for all new 2021 orchard sites (and newly adopted sites or stewards who have not attended). Each steward must attend prior to their scheduled planting date. If these dates and times are not conducive to your schedule, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Mary Jane at maryjane@kccg.org.
Oct 9th (Saturday) 9am-11am TBD NEW STEWARD TRAINING (FALL PLANTING PREPARATION) - This is an introduction to The Giving Grove workshop series. Learn the basics you will need to prepare for planting day including site preparation, the planting process, and basic tree maintenance. Please Note: This is a mandatory workshop for all new 2021 orchard sites (and newly adopted sites or stewards who have not attended). Each steward must attend prior to their scheduled planting date. If these dates and times are not conducive to your schedule, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Mary Jane at maryjane@kccg.org.
TBD TBD Zoom N.E.S.T. Curriculum For School Orchards Only - Incorporate our Primary and Secondary Curriculum, NEST: Nutrition, Environmental Science, Soils, Trees. Attend to learn how to engage your students and hear from the teachers who have piloted this program in the classroom.

En Español

Calendario De Talleres En Español De KCCG, 2021
  • Los talleres en español de KCCG serán virtuales (transmisión en directo)
  • Deberá registrarse para poder atender a los talleres virtuales. Puede registrarse hasta un día antes del taller. Recibirá un link para acceder al taller virtual por correo electrónico en el día del taller.
  • Si no puede registrarse a un taller virtual durante su transmisión en directo, podrá acceder a la grabación de dicho taller cuando quiera, a través de la página web de KCCG (kccg.org/how-to-videos/).
  • Todos los talleres presentados por KCCG son GRATUITOS.
  • Para registrarse a cualquiera de nuestros talleres en español, por favor contáctenos via email gabriel{at}kccg.org o por teléfono 816-931-3877 Ext. 317.
When Time Workshop
Marzo 4 (Jueves) 5:30pm Taller Básico de Horticultura Vegetal: Aprenda los conceptos fundamentales para tener un huerto exitoso. Repasaremos conceptos como: selección de sitio, preparación y mejoramiento del suelo, planificación del huerto, selección de variedades, y mantenimiento y cosecha de cultivos.
Marzo 23 (Martes) 5:30pm Cultivos de Primavera: ¿Ya te cansaste de estar encerrado en la casa? ¡Sal afuera y empieza tu cultivo de primavera! Aprende como seleccionar, plantar y cuidar los cultivos que prosperan en el clima fresco de la primavera.
Abril 22 (Jueves) 5:30pm Tomates (Jitomates), Chiles y Camote! ¿Te confunde la enorme variedad de (ji)tomates y no sabes cuál elegir? ¿Sientes que tus plantas de chiles no producen lo que deberían?¿Te sientes decepcionado con el tamaño de los camotes que has desenterrado? ¡Ven y aprende como seleccionar, plantar y cuidar tus cultivos de tomates, chiles, y camotes!
Mayo 20 (Jueves) 5:30pm Insectos en el Jardín: Aprenda más sobre los insectos que habitan comúnmente en el jardín y como diferenciar los buenos de los malos. También discutiremos las maneras seguras y efectivas de lidiar con dichas pestes.
Julio 22 (Jueves) 5:30pm Cultivos de Otoños: Pasó la primavera y no pudiste cultivar vegetales de temporada fresca porque llovió demasiado. Afortunadamente, hay una segunda chance de cultivar la mayoría de los mismo vegetales. ¡Ven y aprende como tomar ventaja de esta segunda oportunidad y cultiva exitosamente en el otoño!