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MG Events

The upcoming events, presented by the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, will be listed on this page. Check back often.

Saturday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Healing the Universe One Plant at a Time
St. Teresa’s Academy, Windmoor Center 5600 Main St. Kansas City, MO
Want to enjoy beautiful butterflies, delicious vegetables, fabulous flowers all in your backyard…and help protect the universe as well? Then join us as Sister Amy Hereford shares how, through caring for creation, we can heal our universe—one plant at a time. In addition to being a practicing canon and civil lawyer, Sister Amy is a founding member of the Dogtown Ecovillage in St. Louis, and author of Dogtown Ecovillage Green Book which illustrates a multitude of earth saving tips from gardening, composting, and seed-saving, to home-energy-audits, and bee keeping. In addition to being available on Amazon, copies of Dogtown Ecovillage Green Book will be available at the breakfast. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Program 9-11 a.m. $15 per session, breakfast included. Register at www.csjsl.org/events

Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:30-8PM- “Gardening with Compassion: Capturing Biodiversity for the Future”
Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. Open to the public.
In what ways do gardens help wildlife in a time of mass extinction and climate change? How can wilder urban landscapes foster health and equality for all species? What strategies from psychology, science, and environmental philosophy can we use to rewire our ethical codes and advocate for wildness at home, work, and school? Author and garden designer Benjamin Vogt will address how to practice defiant compassion as we stand up for the rights of nature and the places we call home.
Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life’s language and learn from other species?
Author Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives, lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political; it is social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow.
By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another.

Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2019- Annual Plant Sale
TENT at Independence Center,East 39th St S, Independence, MO
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City began the Annual Plant Sale in 2010 and it has “grown” every year. If you have attended one of the sales in the past, you know that we have built a solid reputation for offering great plants at reasonable prices. If you have not attended in the past, you will want to make it a point to come this year. In either case, come early for best selection as quantities are limited.

Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8, 2019- Garden Tour
Tour unique and beautiful gardens South of the Country Club Plaza.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:30-8PM-Gardeners’ Gathering
“Horticulture at the Zoo”, Presentation and tour at the Kansas City Zoo

Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:30-8PM -Gardeners’ Gathering
Katie Kingery-Page “The Healing Garden”

Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:30-8PM – Gardeners’ Gathering
Theresa and Nik Hiremath “Gardening for the Birds and Bats”

 



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