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2024 Educational Opportunities

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Helping You Learn to Grow…

June 1, 2024

Love Your Soil Celebration

What do you know about soil, how to care for it, and its importance to our daily lives?  Join Burr Oak Woods Naturalist, Jada Tressler, for a program on composting and vermiculture (composting with worms). Extension Master Gardeners from MGGKC will take your questions on soil and provide research-based information on how to care for the soil on your property. There will also be a children’s program table, educational table, and demonstrations on composting.

For more information contact Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City at

Free to the public.  Children welcome with adult supervision

Registration at the door on the day of event

June 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 Northwest Park Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015

June 2, 2024

Fox Hollow Festival

Fox Hollow Festival is an event to promote local trails.  Come out and enjoy guided hikes, make crafts, buy cool merchandise, try your luck with a raffle and listen to some live music!  There will be native plants for sale as well. Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City Children’s Programs will be presenting “Pollinators: Not Just Bees and Butterflies.” Children can learn about other living and non-living ways plants are pollinated, and discover these pollinators work by day and night. There will be an experiment using an insect to pollinate paper flowers and learn ways to help pollinators in their own home and community.

For more information visit

Free and family friendly

June 2, 11am – 3 pm

Lakeside Nature Center
4701 East Gregory Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132

The Union Hill 29th Annual Garden Tour

The tour begins downtown at 31st and Grand then follows a walking path through this charming, historic neighborhood. Attendees will receive a map and guide to the gardens on the tour. There will also be live music, two food trucks, two lectures by Extension Master Gardener Virginia Murray, as well as an activity map for the young and young of heart. Extension Master Gardeners will be at 3005 DeGroff Way to answer gardening questions and share information about Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour for $15. Advance purchase tickets are just $10 through the Union Hill Garden Tour Facebook page: @UnionHillGardenTour or by visiting All proceeds help with restoration of Union Hill Cemetery and to beautify the public spaces in the neighborhood.

June 2, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

31st and Grand
Union Hill Neighborhood
Kansas City, MO 64108

June 8, 2024

Water as a Resource

Join Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City and George Owens staff as we celebrate water! Did you know the Earth is made up of 70 % water, and our bodies are made up of 60 % water? For these and other reasons, we need to realize the importance of water and how we can conserve and protect it. George Owens naturalist, Jeremiah Coomes will present a program discussing how we utilize water as a resource, how water can be polluted, and where rainwater goes after a storm. Extension Master Gardeners will have information on how to collect water in rain barrels and rain garden landscaping.

June 8, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

George Owens Nature Park
1601 Speck Road
Independence, MO 64057

June 15, 2024

Lee’s Summit Pollinator Festival

In honor of Pollinator Week, The Cultural Arts Division of The City of Lee’s Summit is hosting an event to celebrate bees, bats, and other pollinators. Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City Children’s Programs will be presenting “Pollinators: Not Just Bees and Butterflies. There will also be Extension Master Gardeners available with information and resources on attracting and supporting pollinators in the home landscape setting.

Free to the public, family friendly

June 15, 10 am – 3 pm

Lowenstein Park
1901 Northwest Lowenstein Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

June 22, 2024

The Gardens at Unity Village Farmer’s Market

Experience a century of history and nostalgia in the barn and gardens at The Gardens of Unity Village Farmer’s Market. Three cultivated acres behind the 3-story barn provide freshly harvested vegetables and fruits. The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will have a composting display and demonstration. There will also be a fun children’s activity called “Composting Basics.”  Children will learn about the different phases of composting, and how non-living and living organisms work together to make it happen.

Free to the public, children welcome when accompanied by an adult

June 22, 8:00 am – noon

Unity Village
150B Northwest Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

June 29, 2024

Replacing Invasive Plants with Native Plants

Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will be hosting a clinic to help gardeners learn to recognize invasive plants in the Kansas City area, and how to safely and effectively remove them. Extension Master Gardeners will also discuss how to replace invasive plants with native plants and give details about what native plants require to thrive in the garden setting.

Free to the public, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

June 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Young School Community Garden
505 North Dodgion
Independence, Missouri 64050

September 27, 28 & 29, 2024

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