When: Sat., Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 2011
In community gardening, people share responsibility or work their own plots on public or private land. The gardens also enable people to cultivate stronger bonds with neighbors and other members of the community while providing dirt-digging opportunities to those who wouldn't otherwise have a place to grow food. The organization Get Growing Kansas City is hosting a workshop to help folks start, maintain and enhance community gardens. "Community gardens put good, fresh vegetables in neighborhoods, create spaces that build community among the growers, help people connect with where their food comes from, and encourage healthy eating," says GGKC team member Teresa Kelly. Taking place at Kansas City Community Gardens (6917 Kensington Avenue) from 9 a.m. to noon, the three-hour seminar is split into three sections: (1) How to Start a Community Partner Garden, (2) Making Your Community Partner Garden Successful and (3) Special Enhancements for Community Partner Gardens. Attend one hour or all three at no cost. Just register at brownpapertickets.com/event/204605. For more information, see getgrowingkc.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crystal K. Wiebe