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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, 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 @ and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.


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


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 have lunch on your own in the Plaza area. For more information and to make your reservation, visit

September 23rd, 2017, 30th Anniversary Celebration. 10AM – 1230PM  GROWING THROUGH THE YEARS 1987-2017
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

Master Gardener Advanced Education

Native Plant school: Sedges have Edges

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9am –noon, Powell Gardens

Learn about native sedges and grasses, their ecology and natural history. Discover which varieties are best for groundcovers and garden use and which are best for prairie restoration or a more natural landscape. Get hands-on training in plant identification, view herbarium specimens, and walk around the gardens to get greater insight into their astonishing diversity, function, ecological adaptions and importance in the landscape.

Speakers: Elliott Duemler, B.S. is the manager for Taylor Creek Restoration Nursery. He has extensive experience with prairie restoration, custom seed collection, native plant propagation, and nursery operations. He is a member of the executive committee of Grow Native.

Brett Budach, a graduate of Kansas State University, has a sound knowledge of our Midwestern flora specializing in native grasses, sedges and rushes. His interests include plants, birds, butterflies and moths.

This class is valid for 3 hours of advanced education in either of the areas landscaping, grasses/groundcovers or sustainable practices.

The class is organized by Powell Gardens. Register directly to 816.697.2600 or Mention that you are an MGGKC. Also e-mail Bibie so she can provide a certificate for you. The fee is $45, members get 10% off.

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

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