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.
We will post Spring 2019 garden bed rental, gardening classes, and plant distribution on this page and on the City of Independence, MO, Government Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CityofIndependence/). The information will be posted in the Event Section on Facebook.
Kansas City Community Garden memberships will be available for purchase ($2 low-to-no income and $12 for everyone else, cash only)*
In partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens, the Independence Health Department is sponsoring gardening classes free to the public.
Members are entitled to receive 10 packets of seeds (your choice), a five-pound bag of fertilizer, a community gardening newsletter, discount on additional seeds and fertilizer, a discount on vegetable plants and tiller loan privileges.
Find additional resources for community, home gardening, and resources for children on the NRPA website:
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.