The Independence Community Garden Association (ICGA) provides a forum for all gardeners in Independence to network with each other and share ideas, resources, and expertise.
The vision of ICGA is a community coming together for better health and better living through gardening.
The mission of ICGA is to encourage and nurture the development of community gardens and gardeners to grow and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. The ICGA supports community gardens that foster self-sufficiency, recreation, education, sustainability and social harmony.
In partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens, the Independence Health Department is sponsoring gardening classes free to the public. All classes will be held at the Independence Health Department at 6:00 p.m. unless noted.
To see the flyer for classes, click here.
All distributions from 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM at the Independence Health Department.
The Independence Health Department will be hosting seed distribution in 2017. To participate in this program, you must be a member of Kansas City Community Garden. Membership is $2 for those who qualify for low- or no-income. Membership for all others is $12. All members are entitled to receive 10 packets of seeds (your choice), a five-pound bag of fertilizer, a community garden newsletter, discounts on additional seeds, and loan of a tiller.
The Independence Health Department is located at 515 S. Liberty St. For more information, contact Selena Good at 325-7187.
To see the flyer for seed and plant distribution, click here.
Independence has three gardens open to the public where you can rent garden beds. These include:
There are also several gardens that are available for residents. These include:
The White Oak community garden was opened in 2014, using land owned by the city. The garden is open to all Independence residents who wish to garden. For more information or to reserve a bed, contact the Independence Health Department at 325-7185.