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Start your garden with spring plant sales

Jumpstart your garden with upcoming plant sales that support local organizations and farmers. Spring sales featuring cool season crops like asparagus, berries, kale, lettuce, and more start this month.

Explore these upcoming sales to start your garden. 

1. Kansas City Community Gardens Plant Sales

Plant sales start March 21

You’ll find a variety of plants that were grown in the Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) greenhouse, including asparagus, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, and lettuce. Onion, leek and scallion plants and seed potatoes will also be available. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries will also be for sale. 

KCCG is a non-profit membership organization with annual membership fees ranging from $2 – $45, based on income. Members receive 10 free packets of seeds, a 10-pound bag of chicken manure fertilizer, and discounted pricing on additional seeds, plants and supplies. Memberships may be purchased online or at KCCG’s office.

The sale will be held at KCCG, 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, MO from March 21-23. The first day of the sale, Thursday, March 21, is reserved from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for KCCG Green and Yellow Card (low-income) members. Beginning Friday, March 22, the sale is open to the public to purchase KCCG memberships, plants, and seeds from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday.

After the sale days, plants will be available at the KCCG office 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours on Tuesdays until 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. through the spring planting season.

Warm season plants will be available beginning April 25 and 26.

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2. KC Farm School Plant Sales

Plant sales start March 23

KC Farm School is kicking off its plant sales on March 23 with spring vegetables, herbs, flowers, and native plants. Seed potatoes, soil mix, and compost will also be available. 

KC Farm School is a non-profit whose mission is to empower individuals of all ages through on-farm, hands-on experiences, and education growing food on 14 urban acres in Wyandotte County. 

The sale will be held at KC Farm School at Gibbs Road, 4223 Gibbs Rd., Kansas City, KS on March 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event also includes vendors including Sweet Life Wellness Spa, Spicy Mama’s Salsa, Carolee Designs, Tamale Kitchen, Artist Ari Fish, Suds Refillery and Greenability.

Additional plant sales will be held on April 20 and May 11 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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3. Eat Local & Organic Expo

April 6

The popular Eat Local & Organic Expo features more than 30 local farmers offering local food, farm shares, and seedlings to start your garden including vegetables, flowers, and native plants. 

The event will be held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The annual expo is hosted by KC Healthy Kids and the KC Food Circle program.

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4. Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Plant Sale

April 25-28

Choose from a wide selection of over 200 locally grown plant varieties including annual and perennial flowers, herbs, and edibles. All proceeds from the sale support the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

The spring sale will be held April 25 – 28 at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS.

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5. Cornerstones of Care Thyme for Kids Plant Sale

April 26

Stock up on plants for your home and garden while helping Cornerstones of Care youth grow and flourish. The Thyme for Kids Plant Sale is a one-stop shop for annuals/perennials, herbs, vegetables, flowering baskets, and more.

The Thyme for Kids Plant Sale will be held at Cornerstones of Care – Ozanam Campus Greenhouse, 421 E. 137th St., Kansas City, MO on Friday, April 27 from 9 – 4 p.m.

The plants are cared for by youth in its horticulture therapy and Build Trybe programs. Purchases and proceeds support additional seeds, supplies, stipends, and more to help youth heal by spending time in the greenhouse nurturing living plants. native plants. 

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6. New Roots Transplant Sale

April 27

Every year, New Roots farmers get plants started in the greenhouse that you can purchase for your home garden including flowers, herbs, vegetables, and culturally specific plants reflecting the diversity of the New Roots farmers themselves.

The transplant sale will be held at the Juniper Garden Training Farm, 100 Richmond Ave., Kansas City, KS on April 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

New Roots is a four-year training program that began in 2008 as a collaboration between Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC. Both organizations work to provide farmer training and market support at the Juniper Gardens Training Farm to help farmers develop and maintain small businesses after graduation.

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7. Farmers Markets

Beginning in April

Believe it or not, farmers markets start opening in April. Market farmers often bring cool season plants for home gardens. Mark your calendar for your market’s opening day, and subscribe for updates to be the first to know on what will be for sale.

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