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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.

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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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