Kansas City Community Gardens

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Environment/AnimalsBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

About Us

Mission:

The mission of Kansas City Community Gardens is to assist low-income households and community groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area to produce vegetables and fruit from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, and at community sites. KCCG supports Kansas City’s gardeners as they work to transform the food system, along with their nutritional habits, in backyard and community garden spaces throughout the metropolitan area.

History:

For over thirty years, KCCG staff have assisted community and backyard gardeners throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to improve nutrition, reduce food costs, combat obesity, increase physical activity, encourage neighborhood leadership, and promote locally grown and sustainable food. KCCG began in 1979 as the Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry’s “Community Garden Project,” an initiative started to help low-income families save money on grocery bills. In 1985, the organization became incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

In 2003 KCCG moved from its original location at the former Old Ballpark Community Garden located at 22nd and Brooklyn to their current location in Swope Park. The Swope Park location allowed for larger administrative offices and the building of our Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

Jobs

Kansas City Community Gardens: Giving Grove Horticulture Assistant
Category: Environmental Services
Kansas City Community Gardens, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has an opening for a Giving Grove Horticulture Assistant.  The Giving Grove program mission is to improve local food security and strengthen communities by bringing together the resources to develop edible tree gardens. These gardens include fruit trees, berries and nuts, and represent a sustainable, healthy food system for ...read more
Contact: Jennifer Meyer
Phone:(816) 912-3699