Creating a Food Forest
May 30, 2023
A food forest is a gardening and food production strategy designed to provide edible yields while limiting maintenance and reducing the environmental impact of food production. This is done by creating diverse plantings of native and wildlife friendly plants coupled with edible plants and herbs. A food forest might also contain animals that...
Creating an Oasis: Tips for an Inviting Outdoor Space
May 30, 2023
When it comes to designing your dream outdoor space, the possibilities are endless! With a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can transform your boring backyard into a cozy oasis that you’ll never want to leave.
Herbs: Growing & Cooking
May 8, 2023
Fresh herbs will add extra flavor to your cooking and transform your recipes into food that is delicious and nutritious. Properly grown herbs are packed with valuable nutrients and antioxidants. We will discuss how to grow herbs and how to preserve them for future use. How to Grow Herbs Growing nutrient and antioxidant rich herbs starts with...
Fun in the Sun with Annuals
May 6, 2023
If you’re anything like most home gardeners, you love to soak up the sun’s warm rays. Guess what? –Many annual flowers adore the sunshine, too. Sunlight helps flowers produce the carbohydrate energy that they need to bloom, grow, and beautify your yard or home! Annual flowers are divided into groups by the amount of light they require to...
Gardening with Kids
April 26, 2023
Is there anything better than teaching kids how to do something you love? The delight on their faces for being included and brought into a special moment with you is wonderful, but with gardening there is more: a valuable seed of knowledge gets buried…and it will continue to sprout forever. Working with plants is one of the top skills that can...
April 12, 2023
Gardening and landscaping are fun, healthy, fulfilling hobbies that benefit our own wellbeing as well as our community and our planet. Here are tips on creating a beautiful landscape. My number one advice to new gardeners is to be creative and have fun. Use colors, styles, & plants that appeal to you - Use garden art, structures, and seating...
April 1, 2023
What is a gourd? Gourds, along with cucumbers, squash and melons are in the cucurbitaceae family. Gourds are one of the most diverse and unusual fruits in the world. The gourd vine is robust, easy to grow and productive. When properly cured and prepared, the fruit from the gourd plant have many practical and artistic uses. There are hundreds...
Bare Root Tree Care
March 30, 2023
Bare-root trees are a Godsend for people looking to start their own Orchard, Food Forest or simply beautifying their landscape! Much more cost effective than container or field grown trees, and with a very good survival rate there are many benefits in keeping with this time-honored tradition! We’re going to take a quick dive into them and...
March 27, 2023
Composting kitchen and yard waste is beneficial to the environment and it also supplies our gardens with nutrient rich organic matter that is essential to plant health. Starting a compost pile is easy to do and doesn't require a significant investment. By following a few simple guidelines, you can turn your kitchen and yard waste into an...
Fruit Trees: Planting & Maintenance
March 20, 2023
There is a wide variety of fruit trees that can be grown in the Kansas City area. Cherries, plums, peaches, apples, pears, nectarines, along with our native Pawpaw, Quince, and Serviceberry can provide a bountiful harvest throughout the seasons. We will discuss the site requirements and the planting process for fruit trees.