Gardeners Connect is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Greater Kansas City and surrounding region through education, information and camaraderie.

Read More

what's happening now

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Active and growing organizations need to make sure they stay current. With that in mind, the Gardeners Connect Executive Committee, with input from the Board of Directors, embarked on a review of our bylaws as part of our overall approach to continuing operations in this new and changing environment. The bylaws were last updated in 2012.

The board proposes the following changes to the bylaws of Gardeners Connect for approval by the members. This is a summary of the changes. The complete bylaws with all changes may be downloaded from GardenersConnect.org, or a request for a printed copy may be submitted to the Executive Director to be mailed to current members.

One of the key concerns the board sought to address was having the bylaws clearly provide for digital meeting formats and to allow voting by digital formats as well as by proxy. These options would be available to members and the Board of Directors and clarify the process for doing so.

Other changes:

Adopt the minimum number of directors to those set forth by the state of Missouri, where the organization is chartered. This would change the minimum from the current eleven (11) to three (3) and make the position...

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Members at the Saturday, January 16, 2021 Gardeners Connect online annual meeting will be asked to vote on these nominations to the Gardeners Connect Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Dan Burkholder, reelection to board.
Dianne Swann, reelection to board.
Shaurna Andrews, election to board.

2021 Executive Commitee Nominations
Dan Burkholder, President.
Ted Houdek, Secretary.
Susan Mertz, Treasurer.

The amended bylaws will be voted on by the membership at the January 16, 2021 annual meeting. The annual meeting will be held via Google Meet at 10 a.m. and can be accessed by the following link https://meet.google.com/jsk-wibg-bpw.

The meeting can also be accessed by phone at 219-321-0301 and by entering the PIN 526 330 500# when prompted.

We hope that these digital meetings will bridge us over until we can all meet again in person.

Members will be able to vote by poll within the meeting or by emailing their vote in advance of the general meeting to the executive director at info@gardenersconnect.org.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Gardeners Connect is bringing back the Free Speaker Series for 2021. It will all be digital for the time being using Google Meet, which is available on internet browsers on PC and Mac and via apps for Android and iPhone. It even allows someone to dial in with just their phone. We did a lot of searching for some format that reached the most people, didn’t require a user account or software to download, was affordable for Gardeners Connect, and provided the most flexibility.

It all starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 when we take a journey with Gardeners Connect Board member and newsletter writer Bibie Chronwall as she presents, “Gardens, Gardeners and Gardening: Vignettes through History.” The journey will take us through gardens from many cultures and times established by renowned gardeners of many philosophies and styles. We will see furniture, garden ornamentation and tools that range from the useful to the whimsical to the never-ever-in-my-garden. There are trends and fashions in gardening throughout time though you should create your own garden that brings you joy, beauty, creativity, contemplation and a workout.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. with elec...

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Gardeners Connect is bringing back the Free Speaker Series for 2021. It will all be digital for the time being using Google Meet, which is available on internet browsers on PC and Mac and via apps for Android and iPhone. It even allows someone to dial in with just their phone. We did a lot of searching for some format that reached the most people, didn’t require a user account or software to download, was affordable for Gardeners Connect, and provided the most flexibility.

It all starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 when we take a journey with Gardeners Connect Board member, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, and garden writer – will present her “Favorite Flowering Shrubs.”

Join the Meeting

The annual meeting and January 2021 Free Speaker Series will be held via Google Meet at 10 a.m. and can be accessed by the following link https://meet.google.com/jsk-wibg-bpw.

The meeting can also be accessed by phone at 219-321-0301 and by entering the PIN 526 330 500# when prompted.

We hope that these digital meetings will bridge us over until we can all meet again in person.

e-news subscribe

Get our E-news delivered to your email with upcoming events, garden tips and other info for gardeners like you.

* indicates required

how to contribute

become a member

Members make it all happen by supporting everything we do. Members receive our locally focused newsletter filled with articles and events that pertain to gardeners like you. Access to members only events and discounts. Join or renew today and be part of a community of diverse gardeners.

become a member

make a donation

Your donation can go to supporting the programming of Gardeners Connect from the Free Speaker Series to other community projects.

make a donation

Thank you for your contribution to Gardeners Connect. Your tax-deductible donation supports garden programming like the Gardeners Connect Free Speaker Series

mission

Our Mission is to educate and inspire members of our community to become more complete gardeners

Gardeners, as gardens, are works in progress. We are always adapting, expanding, connecting, growing and learning. We are never perfect, never complete. We can always strive to be better, smarter, more informed and more complete.

education

We believe education doesn't have to be dry and technical to be educational. We strive to bring in experts with practical real world knowledge to the Kansas City stage and make it accessible to gardeners of all skill levels

information

Information is power and having access to to not only what is new in gardening but also what is tried and true helps us all be better gardeners

connection

We connect gardeners to each other to help them build on each others skills, aspirations and knowledge. Our events are a great way to connect to one another.