With spring planting season fast approaching for some cool season vegetables, Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) will begin selling seeds on March 1 at its newly renovated headquarters in Swope Park at 6917 Kensington.
KCCG is a non-profit organization that helps people and groups successfully grow vegetables, fruit and berries in community, school and home gardens and orchards. It also rents garden plots at its headquarters and other garden sites it manages, conducts free public workshops at its headquarters and hosts field trips at the adjacent Beanstalk Children’s Garden. More information is available at www.kccg.org.
Persons must have a 2018 membership to purchase low-cost seeds, plants, berry bushes, fruit trees and gardening supplies from KCCG, but annual membership is only $2 or $12 depending on income and includes 10 free seed packets and a free bag of organic fertilizer.
Orders for fruit trees, berry bushes and asparagus must be received and paid for by March 9.
Onion sets and seed potatoes will be available starting March 12. Onion and leek plants will be available starting March 19. Cool season plants including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale and lettuce will be available beginning March 23.
Upcoming workshops include Hands-on Fruit Tree and Small Fruit Maintenance at noon Friday, February 23, and Vegetable Garden Basics at 6 p.m. Monday, February 26. Persons are asked to make reservations at www.kccg.org/workshops or by calling 816-931-3877.
KCCG is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and also is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from March 24 through May 12.