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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, August 17, 2017 “Gardening for Bees and Butterflies”

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Gardening for Bees and Butterflies “ by our special guest, Heather Holm. She is the author of “Pollinators of Native Plants” and “ BEES: An identification and Native Plan Forage Guide”. There has been a lot of “buzz” about pollinators and native plants and as gardeners we need to become a part of the support system that will help our gardens become alive with activity. Pollinators are vital to the production of many food crops and provide a service essential to the survival of many native plants. Learn about the life cycles of bees and butterflies including where and when they nest, forage and seek shelter and food in our landscapes. Also hear about pollination and which native plants are specifically pollinated by bees or butterflies. 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 horticulturist and biologist, as well as a writer, designer, and publisher. In addition to taking part in native bee research projects, she informs and educates audiences nationwide, through her writing and many presentations, about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them. In her most recent research project, she assisted University of Minnesota Extension faculty in a two-year study to determine the types of native bees present in cultivated blueberry farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The study included developing customized plans to enhance and expand both forage crops and nesting sites for bees within the farms. Heather is an environmental educator and frequent presenter at conferences in the Midwest and Northeast.

Plan to attend this special event at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO at 6:30pm. It is free and open to the public with no registration required. Door Prizes will be copies of Heather’s books. We will have a book signing staring at 5:30 so come early and bring copies for Heather to sign. You can purchase her books on her website at http://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website www.mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

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.


MINGLES-MASTER GARDENERS ONLY

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

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


MASTER GARDENERS ONLY

Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 am, Master Gardener Kauffman Garden/Nelson Tour
This tour is now full.
Master Gardeners will gather on July 28 at 9:00 am on guided tours of the Kauffman Garden and botanical collections at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. If you have time, stay for an optional lunch in the Rozzelle Court Restaurant at the museum. The event is free except for parking at the museum and an optional lunch on your own after the tour ends at 11:30. Master Gardeners may bring one guest. For more information and to make your reservation by July 1 visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094fa4ab23a20-master

Friday, Sept 8 Tour, 8:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kansas City’s Urban Renaissance Trolley Tour
Board a San Francisco style trolley bus to explore the sites and meet the people behind nature-inspired urban renewal in Kansas City. Join other Master Gardens to visit Pendleton Heights Community Gardens, Cliff Drive Scenic Byway, an award-winning green manufacturing building with native plantings and Nile Valley Aquaponics. You’ll meet the trolley at 8:30 a.m. at the Kauffman Memorial Garden and return by 12:30 p.m.to have lunch on your own in the Plaza area. For more information and to make your reservation, visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409094FA4AB23A20-allaboard

September 23rd, 2017, 30th Anniversary Celebration. 10AM – 1230PM  GROWING THROUGH THE YEARS 1987-2017
POWELL GARDENS, 1609 NW US HIGHWAY 50 KINGSVILLE, MO 64061
We invite you to celebrate Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City’s 30 years of providing volunteer services and education throughout the Kansas City metro area Brunch will be served from 11-12, followed by entertainment by the Star Spangled Betties. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens or view aboard the tram. Door prizes will be awarded at the end of the program. Get tickets HERE


Hotline Research Team Meetings – Master Gardeners Only
 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017,  Jackson County Extension Office, 1600 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64014
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Jackson County Extension Office, 1600 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, MO 64014
 

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