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Children’s Programs


Garden ‘N Grow is a program for youth ages 9 – 13 and is sponsored and conducted by University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City.  This educational program blends horticulture training with academic learning and community service.  Participants plan, plant and maintain their own garden plots.  This is a 10 week course beginning the first week in June.  Classes are conducted 2 days per week on Monday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (20 sessions). 

Volunteer opportunities start in February, and include planning, communication, garden prep, teaching and assisting in the gardens and with classes.

Throughout the year Children’s Programs participates in fairs and expos at community gardens, farmers markets and elementary schools.  Fun educational activities are provided for youth to learn about gardening.  Volunteer opportunities include planning and helping children with activities.

Contact Cathy Bylinowski, Horticulture Educator at for information on Children’s Programs.


Eating From the Garden (EFTG) is a University of Missouri extension nutrition and gardening program for fourth and fifth grade students.  Eating From the Garden provides research-based information through nutrition and gardening activities to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and to promote healthier food choices and physical activity.In Kansas City the 13-lesson curriculum is taught by teachers, program partners and volunteers.  Many of the Nutrition Garden Volunteers come from the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City Program.
To find out more about the program, visit the Eating from the Garden website at


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University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Program