Community projects are the hands-on programs of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City. Our volunteers reach out to the community through on site gardening that involves planning, maintenance, harvesting and education. Teaching classes based on research-based practices, working along side community gardeners, and teaching by example in demonstration gardens all promote the mission of the Master Gardener program.
Community projects include three types of gardens, demonstration, partnership and affiliate. Demonstration gardens have a contractual or verbal relationship with an organization that gives Master Gardeners control of all of the processes in the garden. Master Gardeners begin with the development of a plan and carry that through planting, maintenance and harvesting. In a partnership garden, the partner organization and Master Gardeners work together to develop and implement a plan that meets the needs of the partner organization. Affiliate gardens are well-recognized established gardens with volunteers from many sources. Master Gardeners volunteer at these gardens under their official volunteer program. Often these volunteer activities become learning opportunities for Master Gardeners.
- Demonstration Garden at 18Broadway
- Demonstration Garden at Blue Springs Community Garden
- Demonstration Garden at Pendleton Heights Community Garden
- Demonstration Garden at Platte County Community Gardens
- Demonstration Vegetable Garden at Kansas City Community Gardens
- Harvesters Demonstration Garden
- Ivanhoe Demonstration Garden
- Swope Park Community Center Demonstration Garden