Founded in 1999 and located at seven schools in the area in which Goodcents® was founded, Goodcents Teaching Gardens (formerly KCK Organic Teaching Gardens) were inspired by Missouri-born botanist and agriculture experimentalist George Washington Carver. These community gardens demonstrate and educate where our food comes from, how we can grow our own food and how all of nature works together in an ecosystem. The Foundation’s efforts are led by Executive Director Stacy Glazer, who was instrumental in recruiting Mark Manning, who conducts over 300 teaching workshops annually in a robust curriculum.
In bringing the teaching gardens to communities across the US, the Goodcents Foundation will continue to develop sustainable educational programs that teach life skills.
Our Collaborating Partners, Friends and Resources:
Arts Tech | Cultivate Kansas City | Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City |Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education | Kansas City Community Gardens | Kansas City Kansas Community College | Kansas City, Kansas Public Library | Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools | KC Urban Farm & Garden Tour | KCCG Schoolyard Gardens | ORGANOTILL – Organic No-Till Gardening | Powell Gardens | Ripple Glass | Rosedale Development Association | Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative