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 and the Independence Garden Club, the Independence Health Department is sponsoring gardening classes free to the public. Please visit this page in the spring to view our 2016 class schedule. All classes will be held at the Independence Health Department at 6:00 p.m. unless noted.
All distributions from 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM at the Independence Health Department.
The Independence Health Department will be hosting seed distribution in 2016. Please check back in the spring for an updated list of dates.
Distributions will be held at the Independence Health Department. 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 $10. 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 Joanie Shover at 325-7185.
To see flyer for seed and plant distribution, click here.
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.