EWING MARION KAUFFMAN SCHOOL
AFRICAN CENTERED COLLEGE PREPATORY ACADEMY
URBAN GARDENING CLUBS
Kauffman is located at 6401 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri
African Centered-College Prep is located at 6410 Swope Pkwy, Kansas City, Missouri
The mission and goal of Global One Urban Farming having School Garden Clubs is to teach students the greenhouse process of producing vegetable and flower plants from seed to harvest, and how to grow vegetables in indoor and outdoor organic gardens.
The Garden Club is special because it teaches students in the Kansas City, Missouri urban core, who might not have otherwise had the opportunity, the knowledge, and skills in urban agriculture to grow and maintain healthy organic vegetables and create sustainable vegetable gardens.
The Garden Club also grows in containers throughout the year. Students take home plants that they have grown themselves. Students learn the benefits there are to cook with the plants they’ve grown in the classroom. We also make presentations to parents, teachers, school community on what they’ve learned.
The Garden Club works with scholars in the inner city urban core that might never have any agricultural learning or knowledge of eating healthy organic vegetables produced by their own hands!
Most of our urban neighborhoods are considered food desert areas. The Garden Club can be a step toward changing that fact, which can be so important ultimately to these students in the urban core.
The Garden Club teaches students how to create sustainable organic community vegetable gardens in the midst of these deserts for their own good and their community’s good.
The Garden Club aims to teach students the full and complete process of how to produce organic vegetables and flowers in the greenhouse and in outdoor gardens within a full school year.
We are teaching the students how to produce a large volume of vegetable and flower plants. We teach the process from seeds, to plants and to harvest. We also teach students how to produce plants in the greenhouse.
The Garden Club offers student gardening activities all year round. Each quarter of the year will feature different course activities:
Germination of Vegetable and Flower Seeds
Transplanting and Greenhouse Care Skills
Outdoor Gardening Tasks
Outdoor Organic Gardening
Classes have included germination lessons using this curriculum-based education program: (https://kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans-germination-exploration/) and a separate program as well that teaches drying herbs and making herbal teas: (https://kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans-grow-your-own-herbal-tea/).
Global One Urban Farming established a partnership with the KCMO School District Volunteer Department and organized the first Gardening Club program at ACCPA in 2013.
The Garden Club activities begin January 4, 2013. Our Garden Club activities take place daily throughout the school year. The Garden Club is an all-year-round gardening program.
Garden productivity is how we know we have succeeded. Our program has produced thousands of vegetable plants and flowers that are grown and harvested and used for fundraisers and used at free outreach services to help feed those in need. Our success is measured through our productivity and how many students we are able to teach.
We have now expanded to an acre of growing land and a greenhouse located at 4409 Cypress Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64130. We invite you to come out and see us!