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Area Events

Throughout the year, we will post events of interest to gardeners that are presented by other organizations in the metropolitan area.

If you are looking for events presented by the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, just click on MG Event

Kansas City Garden Club Plant Sale
Fri, May 5, 9am-5pm; Sat, May 6, 9am-3pm; at 400 W 119th Terr, Kansas City, MO 64145. This is our annual sale of annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants.

Overland Park Arboretum Spring Plant Sale
Fri, May 5, 9am-7pm, and Sat, May 6, 9am-3pm. Preview sale for Friends of the Arboretum members on Thurs, May 4, from 3-7pm. Special emphasis on native, butterfly, and pollinator plants, with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. Support the Arboretum as you choose the perfect plants for your 2017 garden. The Arboretum is located a half mile west of Hwy 69 at 179th and Antioch. For more information visit the FOTA website at www.opabg.org or call 913-685-3604.

Annual Plant Sale
Fri, May 5, 9am-5pm and Sat, May 6, 9am-2pm; in the Wildcat Room, Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1200 North 79th St, Kansas City, KS. Sponsored by Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. The plant sale features vegetables, herbs, perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses, and native plants. The Master Gardeners, who have grown most of the plants available for sale, will be available to assist you with your needs and to answer your horticulture questions. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

Vegetable Garden Basics
Fri, May 5, noon; at Kansas City Community Gardens Office in Swope Park, 6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132. This workshop is helpful for beginning and experienced gardeners. Learn the fundamentals of successful vegetable gardening including: site selection, soil improvement and preparation, garden planning, planting techniques, variety selection, garden maintenance and harvesting. FREE! We do ask that you let us know you are coming. Reserve your seat at www.kccg.org/workshops or 816-931-3877.

Central Missouri Master Gardeners 20th Annual Plant Sale
Sat, May 6, 7am-noon; at Jaycee Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Rd, Jefferson City. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralmissourimastergardenersplantsale, or on our website: www.centralmissourimastergardeners.org. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions about the sale, contact Yolanda at 573-619-5368.

Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sat, May 13, 9:30am-2:30pm; *New Location*** First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Rd, Mission Hills, KS. Sponsored by Heartland Hosta & Shade Plant Society. Great collection of newer hostas and other shade perennials, including Bergenia, Heucheras, Heucherellas and Cimicifuga (Actaea), plus, mini-hostas, so wonderful for your troughs and Fairy Gardens. Children older than 4 years, accompanied by a parent or guardian, will receive their very own hosta, free! You won’t want to miss this sale! Some quantities are limited, so you will want to arrive early. The public is welcome. Bring a friend! For info – Gwen 816-213-0598

Central Missouri Master Gardeners 20th Annual Plant Sale
Sat, May 6, 7am-noon; at Jaycee Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Rd, Jefferson City. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centralmissourimastergardenersplantsale, or on our website: www.centralmissourimastergardeners.org. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions about the sale, contact Yolanda at 573-619-5368.

What’s going on with bees?
Thurs, May 11, 11:30am; the Sunflower Room of the Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 North 79th St, Kansas City, KS. Honey bees and native bees are important pollinators for food crops, but their populations have been negatively affected by human activities. This appears to be due to a combination of factors including pesticide usage and farming/gardening practices. The good news is that there are some things we can do to protect our bees. Elisabeth Kasckow, an Associate Professor of Biology at Kansas City Kansas Community College, will present this class sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. She raises bees to help with pollination at her local community garden. Fee: $5.00 payable at the door (waived for active certified Master Gardeners). No registration is necessary. For more information, call 913-299-9300.

Fairy Gardens and Fairies in the Garden (Ages 7 & up)
Sat, May 13, 1-3pm. Enjoy a program of everything Fairies – learn Fairy lore, history and traditions, learn about the Fairies’ favorite plants, see a fairy garden demonstration, and gain inspiration for creating your own Fairy garden at home. Our Fairy party will feature Flower mints, Fancy Fairy Cakes, Fruit Magic Wands, Lavender Cookies, & Flower Petal Fairy Punch. Who makes a Fairy Garden and why? How is it done? What attracts the Fairies to a garden? Bring a friend and have some Fairy fun together! ($18) www.GoodEarthGatherings.com

Easy to Grow “Super Foods”
Sat, May 13, 9am-12pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Growing your own “superfoods”, those considered to be powerhouses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals, can offer you super health benefits. Discover which plants are the easiest and hardiest to grow in our midwest climate. Learn which garden choices are highly nutrient dense and even medicinal. Discuss methods to preserve them for year-round health benefits. Fee: $39. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323 and provide CRN 50892.

Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sat, May 13, 9:30am-2:30pm; First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Rd, Mission Hills, KS. Sponsored by Heartland Hosta & Shade Plant Society. There will be a great collection of newer hostas and other shade perennials, including, Bergenia, Heucheras, Heucherellas and Cimicifuga (Actaea), plus, mini-hostas, so wonderful for your troughs and Fairy Gardens. Children older than 4 years, accompanied by a Parent or Guardian, will receive their very own hosta, free! Some quantities are limited, so you will want to arrive early. For info – Gwen 816-213-0598

Rare One Day Garden Tour
Sat, May 13, 10am-3pm; rain or shine. Westport Garden Club invites you to an opportunity to tour 4 gorgeous private gardens, in Fairway and Mission Hills, each dressed up for a party, and peek into a 5th at the charming Garden Boutique. More info and tickets at www.thewestportgardenclub.org.

Cooking with Spring’s Greens
Fri, May 19, noon; at Kansas City Community Gardens Office in Swope Park, 6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132. Everyone is talking about super foods—kale, collards and other leafy greens—but not everyone knows how to prepare them. Learn some easy and delicious recipes as well as how to put together simple salad dressings. We will focus on whatever produce is ready to harvest. Come ready to sample some delicious foods. FREE! Let us know you are coming. Reserve your seat at www.kccg.org/workshops or 816-931-3877.

Prairie Restoration in Johnson County
Sat, May 20; at Prairie Village Community Center, 7700 Mission Rd 66208; 5:30pm Pot-luck Dinner and 6:45pm Presentation. Presented by Idalia Butterfly Society. Prior to European contact, the Kansas City region was dominated by vast expanses of tallgrass prairie dissected by wooded riparian corridors and sheltered mesic slopes. Now, a fraction of a percent of the original prairie remains. While protecting and managing our remnants should always be our number one priority, restoring the prairies we’ve lost is very important, especially for our native butterflies, bees and moths. This presentation will cover the importance and benefits of prairie restoration projects currently happening in our own community, the challenges that we face, and the inherent difficulty of rebuilding complex ecological systems. Brett Budach is a recent graduate of K-State University with a major in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. Brett currently works for the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department and Kansas City WildLands doing fieldwork ranging from managing volunteers to burning prairies. Free to the public. Questions? Contact lenora.longlips@gmail.com

Keep Out!
Fri, Jun 2, noon; at Kansas City Community Gardens Office in Swope Park, 6917 Kensington, KCMO 64132. Best Practices for Deterring Animal Pests: How do I keep the squirrels out of my tomatoes? Voles out of my sweet potatoes? Although there are no sure-fire solutions to keeping pesky pests out of your garden, this workshop will discuss best practices for deterring animal pests. FREE! We do ask that you let us know you are coming. Reserve your seat at www.kccg.org/workshops or 816-931-3877.

23rd Annual Garden Tour, Plant Sale & Garden Art Flea Market
Jun 3-4, 9am-5pm, Hermann, MO. Two Tours in 2017. Visit the Hermann Garden Tours website at www.hermanngardentours.com for up-to-date events, ticket prices, contact numbers and photographs of past tour gardens. Visit the FAQS page on the website for answers to all your questions. “Like” us on Facebook at “Hermann Garden Club Tours.” Call Hermann Welcome Center at (800) 932-8687 for questions about lodging/restaurants or go to www.visithermann.com.

Loch Lloyd Home & Garden Tour
Save the date! The 2017 LLH&GC Tour is Jun 8, rain or shine. Details to follow.

Beekeeping 101 – Grades 8-12
Fri, Jun 9 & 16, 8am-noon; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. You will be introduced to the fun and exciting world of beekeeping. In today’s world, there are many beekeeping opportunities and challenges. Gain a good understanding about beekeeping and learn about the many products that come from bees, like honey, pollen and wax. You will also visit the JCCC Bee Yard and explore a working hive. Identify the honey, baby bees, pollen and find the Queen! This course is for students entering grades 8-12 fall 2017. Class held Fee: $99. To enroll or to get more info, call 913-469-2323 and provide CRN 51167.

Garden Sampler Tour
Sat, Jun 10, 9am-5pm. Presented by the Garden Club of Shawnee, rain or shine. Featuring 6 beautiful and unique gardens, all located in Shawnee. Proceeds fund our grant program which supports gardening projects in the community. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Shawnee Family Tree Nursery, Wild Birds Unlimited, from club members, and at the Healthy Yards Expo, Sat, Apr 1, at the Shawnee Civic Center. They can also be purchased the day of the tour at any of the gardens. Visit gardenclubofshawnee.org for more information and photos.

Cooking with Spring’s Greens
Tues, Jun 13, 5:30pm; at Ivanhoe Community Center, 3700 Woodland, KCMO 64109. Everyone is talking about super foods—kale, collards and other leafy greens—but not everyone knows how to prepare them. Come learn some easy and delicious recipes as well as how to put together simple salad dressings. We will focus on whatever produce is ready to harvest. Come ready to sample some delicious foods.

Fruit Tree and Small Fruit Maintenance
Thurs, Jun 15, 6pm; at Blue Hills Community Services, 5008 Prospect, KCMO 64130. All fruit plants require some sort of maintenance, from pruning to thinning to pest management. Learn what to do, why to do it and when to do it. The site features peaches, apples, pears, Asian pears, bush cherries, raspberries and blackberries all planted in 2013. The workshop is recommended for those with young fruit trees. This workshop will take place in Prospect Community Garden and Orchard on the west side of BHCS. Please park on Wabash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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