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.
The White Oak Community Garden bed rental will take place on March 14, 2019 from 3:30-4:30 PM at the Roger T Sermon Center (201 N Dodgion St.). Cost is $10 (exact cash only) for a garden bed. Limit one garden bed per person. If you are unable to attend this date, or have any other questions, please contact Suzanne Meyer at email@example.com or call 816-325-7320 to make arrangements to come in another time.
Location: Palmer Center
Thursday, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m
Ruth Farrand-Cox from The Wild Ones will share which wild plants in your yard or meadow might be great for soups, salads, or other dishes. She will also share with you some that have been used for decades for medicinal reasons by our ancestors.
Getting Healthy Through Gardening
Location: Palmer Center
May 16th - Aug 22nd from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This class will be taught by the University of Missouri Extension.
When you garden, you are harvesting health! Gardening improves your health in many ways. It's great exercise and provides you a chance to eat more fresh produce! Join us for this interactive class while you learn ways to grow your own vegetables
If you have questions about the above events, please contact the Palmer Center at 816-325-6200.
The Palmer Center is located at:
218 North Pleasant Street
Find additional resources for community, home gardening, and resources for children on the NRPA website.
For horticultural information and training using information that is specific to the local climate, soils, and plants, check out Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City.
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:
Questions: Sara Scheil (816) 356-6986
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.