Westside Community Action Network
Neighbors + Businesses + Social Services +
Faith Groups + Government Together
2038 Jefferson Street, Kansas City, MO  64108
Office: 816.842.1298  Fax: 816.842.1241  E-mail: info[at]westsidecan.org


Fruit Pruning Resources

ISU Pruning Short Version 2011.ppt, Link

Pruning Guide.pdf, Link

Extension Bates Fruit Pruning.pptx, Link


Rain Garden

  • 06-28-08 Westside Rain Garden Story, Link
  • Rain Garden Power Point Presentation, Link
    • by Patrick Dobson

Monarch Butterfly Way Station

    Monarch Waystation #1750
    Westside Butterfly Garden
    Kansas City, MO 64108 U.S.A.,

Community Garden

    Switzer Neighborhood Farm/Garden 2010

  • (T37) Switzer Neighborhood Farm, Westside Community Gardens
    Urban Grown Tour Link
    • Tour Hub across street at Ruiz Library
      1842 West Pennway Blvd.
      Kansas City, MO 64108
      Marcella Morales-Gaona and Cosme Pantoja
    • In 2010, this vibrant site - now teeming with vegetables, chickens, ducks, bees, a gazebo, benches and a garden shed - was a vacant lot that invited dumping, littering, and housing for those with alcohol or drug addictions. Sponsored by Westside Community Action Network, the neighborhood has embraced this bit of earth where, this year, gardeners tend to plants in 32 plots and 12 large containers. In an experiment with co-op gardening, vegetables will be planted in strategically dedicated beds rather than having plots tended by individuals or families. Members of the garden cooperative will then share the produce in proportion to their contributions in hope of increasing productivity for all. Stop by to see if it is working!
    • Open Saturday & Sunday | Market Farm, Community Garden | Bathroom available
    • Activities:
      Chips and salsa samples, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
      Produce for sale
      Flowers, pots, seeds and garden books for sale
      Beekeeping demonstration
      Small worm farm demonstration
    • Directions: From I-35 take #1C/Southwest Blvd./W. Pennway Blvd. downtown KCMO. Go 0.1 mile. Turn west on W. Pennway St. Go 0.2 miles. Arrive at Ruiz Library. Farm is across the street. From Main St. Turn west onto 20th St. Garden is situated on the corner of 20th St. and W. Pennway Blvd. Plenty of parking on street.


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