Community Garden & Orchard

Community Garden

The Pendleton Heights Community Garden launched in Spring of 2013 and has produced even more than expected in the first season!  This project is in partnership with PHNA, Kansas City Community Gardens, and MU Extension.  The garden occupies a long-vacant parcel at Brooklyn and Minnie in the heart of the neighborhood.  Plots in the garden are available for lease to residents for personal gardening or residents can work in community plots in exchange for a share of the harvest.

Now leasing plots for Spring 2014!  Email garden@pendletonheights.org  for more information!

  • Working the Land – Community work times for garden plot owners and volunteers are Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm and Sundays 2-6pm.
  • Enjoying the Harvest – The neighborhood provides harvested produce to those who volunteer to care for the community plots as payment in kind for their labor.

All PH residents can purchase produce from the garden during weekly work times.  Come by, meet some neighbors and take home some yummy vegetables!

Please DO NOT pick produce yourself. The garden includes a combination of private and public plots and the assigned harvesters know best what and when to pick. The harvesters work hard to provide fresh produce each week.

Community Orchard

In Summer of 2013 PHNA reached an agreement with KC Parks & Recreation to plant an orchard on the vacant lot at Lexington and Montgall.  In addition to providing fresh fruit and nuts for the neighborhood, this orchard will also provide a history lesson – the selected tree varieties represent trees grown in Northeast Kansas City as far back as 1860 and each tree will include a plaque with its heritage.  Varieties will include peaches, apples, figs, pecans, pawpaws, serviceberries and more!

Work on the orchard begins in fall 2013.  Email board@pendletonheights.org to get involved!

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Upcoming Events



Fourth of July Picnic
Friday, July 4th • 2 to 5pm

There will be a Fourth of July celebration at the lot on the corner of Park and Independence Avenue on July 4th from 2 to 5pm.

We will provide two grills and a tent for shade over the food. We will also provide water, soda, and juice. Bring your own meat, side dishes, and adult beverages. If anyone has an extra tent they could bring for extra shade, that would be great. And bring any lawn games you want to play!

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