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Kansas City Community Gardens helps city dwellers grow home gardens

Whether you have a green thumb or you’re just getting your hands dirty, this nonprofit will get your garden growing.


Look at that massive haul of cherry tomotoes. These students grew them them with the help of Kansas City Community Gardens.

Photo by Kanssas City Community Gardens

Editor Charmaine here. I decided to turn part of my backyard and porch into a garden since I love cooking with freshly-grown foods. As I researched how to get started, I stumbled across this amazing resource and wanted to share it with y’all.

Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is a non-profit that helps you grow a garden — founded to help low income Kansas Citians with grocery bills. KCCG currently supports 670 community gardens + orchards and 2,500+ home gardeners.

Annual memberships are $2-$25 (prorated based on income level). Each membership includes:

  • 10 packs of seeds
  • 10 pounds of organic fertilizer
  • Low cost vegetable plants, berry plants, fruit trees, and gardening tools available for purchase
  • Ability to rent a plot
  • Workshops
  • An online knowledge bank
  • Low cost tiller services — they’ll even come to your home.

How cool is that? Let me know if you have any more great gardening resources.

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