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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-325-7320 to make arrangements to come in another time.
In partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens, the Independence Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is sponsoring a gardening class free to the public. This class will discuss and answer questions about basic garden bed planting so you can have a prosperous garden.
Location: Roger T. Sermon Center, 2nd Floor (South Room)
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Cool Season Plants
Thursday, March 28, 2019: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Warm Season Plants
Thursday, May 2, 2019: 4:00 PM-5:00PM
*Both will be held at the Roger T. Sermon Center, Second Floor (South Room)
KCCG is a garden membership organization. Home gardeners can purchase memberships from $2-$25 depending on household income. Each membership includes 10 packs of seeds for free and a subscription to our gardening newsletter. Additional seeds, vegetable plants, fertilizer and other garden supplies are available at a low cost to members. KCCG membership applications are completed annually and are good from October 1-September 30 of each year.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact the KCCG at 816-931-3877. Or you may visit their website at kccg.org.
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.