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Monthly Event Hosted at the KC Community Gardens
August 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For more than 35 years, Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) has worked to increase food access, reduce hunger and promote healthy eating by empowering families to grow their own fresh vegetables and fruit.
The organization’s work is driven by a simple idea: more than 300,000 people in Kansas City don’t have enough to eat. Beyond that, 1/3 of our urban residents live in neighborhoods where they are more likely to buy their food at a gas station than a grocery store. KCCG’s programs meet individuals and families where they are and give them the tools and knowledge they need to successfully grow their own healthy foods, through an expansive network of backyard, community and school gardens and orchards.
Join us for an evening in the Beanstalk Children’s Garden, located at KCCG’s Swope Park Headquarters. As you make your way through this beautiful urban oasis, you’ll learn how KCCG empowered more than 32,000 households to grow over a million pounds of produce last year.
Parking is available in KCCG’s main lot (enter through the black iron gates) and on the street along Kensington Avenue. Additional parking is available behind the site, off of Elmwood Avenue (from Gregory & Elmwood, turn North on Elmwood and park at the baseball diamonds, then walk across the diamonds and enter through KCCG’s back gate).
Gardening is Empowerment!
The KCCG Mission: To empower and inspire low-income households, community groups, and schools in the Kansas City Metropolitan area to grow their own vegetables and fruit.