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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!

Thursday, January 19th 2017, Mingle, MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
River Market Extension Office, 105 E 5th St (next to Planters) 6 – 8 PM
There isn’t much we can do in our gardens in January, but we can plan. Cory Creed, Horticulture Specialist from Platte County will talk about Fruit Trees and what we should be doing with them as we move into Spring. Receive 2 hours continuing education.

Thursday, February 16, 2017, Gardeners’ Gathering “Best Garden Practices for Water Quality and Conservation”
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Best Garden Practices for Water Quality and Conservation” Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 pm at Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO. John Dunn, a Biologist and Environmental Engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency will talk about the many aspects of water quality and conservation and explore the current issues of concern. He will discuss how gardeners can be good stewards and protect our valuable water resources. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Door Prizes. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website @ mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 1:30 – 4:00 PM River Market Extension Office, MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
Annual Business Meeting followed by 2016 Recognition Event. 
Please join fellow master gardeners,  the master garden board and MU extension staff for our 2nd annual business meeting.  Following the meeting, the 2016 recognition event will take place and refreshments will be served.   

Saturday, March 11, 2017 Master Gardener Spring Annual Seminar
Highly regarded and expert speakers present topics covering all aspects of plant growth and current interests related to gardening.  A keynote speaker begins the morning followed by a choice of twelve sessions on a variety of topics at this all day event.  Open to the public.  The 2017 event will be held March 11, 2017 at Rockhurst University.

Thursday, April 13, 2017, Gardeners’ Gathering, “Why Prairie Matters-New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape”
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Why Prairie Matters –New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape”, Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm at Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO. Carol Davit, Executive Director of Missouri Prairie Foundation. For 50 years, the Missouri Prairie Foundation has been conserving Missouri’s prairies and other native grasslands, some of the most imperiled habitats on the planet. Carol will talk about Missouri’s tall grass prairie which once covered 15 million acres in the state. Today, less than one-tenth of one percent remains. These fragments of a mighty ecosystem continue to provide benefits we cannot afford to lose. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Door Prizes. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website @ mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

Friday, April 28th from 2-6 PM and Saturday, April 29th, beginning at 8 AM. Master Gardener Plant Sale
The 2017 sale will be at the Bass Pro Shops in Independence.  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.

Thursday, May 18th 2017,  Mingle, MASTER GARDENERS ONLY, Harvesters, 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO, 6 – 8 PM

Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30pm The 2017 Master Gardener Garden Tour.  The tour will feature 6 beautiful gardens located in southern Platte County. Tickets will be available May 8 at various sites in the Kansas City area. A listing of these sites will be available on the website at that time.

Thursday, June 15, 2017, Gardeners’ Gathering, “Garden and Pioneer Home Tour of Atkins-Johnson Farm in Gladstone”
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will guide you through a “Garden and Pioneer Home Tour of Atkins-Johnson Farm” in Gladstone, Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 pm. The farm is located at 6607 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119. Once home to many people from 1824-2004, this small family farm stands as a wonderful reminder that farms of the past are still present and will always have stories to share. Discover a home that began as a single-room log cabin with a half-story sleeping loft. Enjoy the beautiful acres of preserved farmland, walk the trail to the historic Big Shoal Cemetery and look for wildlife along the way. Explore what’s growing as you visit the heirloom garden, apple orchard, or pumpkin patch. Free and open to the public. No registration required. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website @ mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

Thursday, July 20th 2017, Mingle, MASTER GARDENERS ONLY, Harvesters, 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO, 6 – 8 PM

Thursday, August 17, 2017, Gardeners’ Gathering
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Gardening for Bees and Butterflies “presented by Heather Holm, Author of “Pollinators of Native Plants”. Learn how to attract, observe and identify pollinator and beneficial insects with native plants. The top native plant species for different habitats will also be highlighted for both bees and butterflies including butterfly host plants. Heather Holm is a landscape designer and consultant specializing in pollinator landscapes and native landscape restorations. She studied horticulture and biology at the University of Guelph in Canada, and for the past 20 years she has worked as a horticulturist and landscape designer in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. She is a passionate advocate for the use of native plants to attract and support pollinators, beneficial insects, and wildlife. Heather is an environmental educator and frequent presenter at conferences in the Midwest and Northeast. Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Door Prizes. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website @ mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

Thursday, September 21st, Mingle, MASTER GARDENERS ONLY, Harvesters, 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO, 6 – 8 PM

Thursday, October 19, 2017, Gardeners’ Gathering, “Invasives – Plants Gone Wild”
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Invasives-Plants Gone Wild” Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:30 pm at Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO. Lynn Loughary, Horticulture Extension Agent for Kansas State Extension and Research will discuss invasive non-native plants that consume wildlife habitat and compete with crops. Participants will learn the characteristics of the most common invasive plants in Missouri and why their management or control is important.  Free and open to the public. No registration required. Door Prizes. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website @ mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

 

 

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