2021 Summer & Fall 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
June 25th (Friday) 12:00pm Container Gardening: Learn how to grow vegetables and herbs in containers. Container gardening can be a useful solution when space is limited. Discussion will include types of soil mix and containers along with planting and fertilizing techniques.
July 9th (Friday) 12:00pm Cooking with Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs are a tasty and healthy way to enhance your cooking. Learn the best ways to prepare and cook with the most popular varieties of herbs. We will cook with several easy-to-grow herbs.
July 16th (Friday) 12:00pm How to Have a Successful Fall Garden: Gardening doesn’t end with tomatoes and zucchini. Don’t miss Kansas City’s bountiful third gardening season. You can plant cool season vegetables in July and August for a long and delicious fall garden harvest in September, October and November! Learn the details of what and when to plant for best results.
August 6th (Friday) 12:00pm Protecting Your Garden From Animal Pests: How do I keep the squirrels out of my tomatoes? Voles out of my sweet potatoes? Although there are no guaranteed solutions to keep pesky pests out of your garden, this workshop will discuss best practices for deterring animal pests.
August 20th (Friday) 12:00pm Cooking with Summer’s Bounty: Learn how to prepare the beautiful, fresh produce that you have harvested from your garden. Is your kitchen counter covered with tomatoes? Have zucchini coming out of your ears? No problem. Come learn about creative and healthy veggie recipes featuring summer produce.
October 8th (Friday) 12:00pm Growing Great Garlic and Onions: Garlic and onions are the foundation of many recipes where they add so much flavor. They are some of the best crops to grow for eating year- round from your garden because they store well. Join us to learn how to grow them successfully and increase your harvest.
October 22 (Friday) 12:00pm Botany and Plant Science in the Garden: There are many things we learned about in science class that are useful to know when we are growing a vegetable garden. Discussion will include plant pollination, plant names, plant families, plant responses to light and temperature and more.

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!