Michelle Obama and the Grand Opening of the Youth Education Building

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Michelle Obama and the Grand Opening of the Youth Education Building

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Many of you probably paused to consider Michelle Obama’s  message on childhood obesity as she spoke to the attendees of the NAACP rally right here in Kansas City last week.  The First Lady’s initiative Let’s Move has been her signature issue since her husband took office in 2008. The attention she directs to this important issue has caused the rest of America, perhaps the globe, to … Read More

Kansas City AileyCamp and Powell Gardens Illustrate the Power of Partnership

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“I will not use the word “can’t” to define my possibilities.” – AileyCamp Daily Affirmation  A recent summer day dawned bright with possibility.  For 100 children from both the Missouri and Kansas inner city, the parting showers and heavy sunshine were just the welcome they needed to take a break from their inner city neighborhoods.  … Read More

Beat the Heat Special!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying the beauty that is Powell Gardens in midsummer! Visit before noon any day this week (through Sunday, July 25) and get $2 off regular adult admission. Along with Dave Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit, you’ll find spectacular blooms in the Perennial Garden, gorgeous water plants on the Island … Read More

Exploring Fun Foods!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Heartland Harvest Garden hosted the Sweet Corn Festival on Saturday (July 17) to celebrate a backyard favorite.  But we’re also growing lots of other great food plants that we hope you’ll take the time to explore. Kudos to Matt Bunch and his leadership of the team that makes this garden grow! This tempting apple is a ripening … Read More

Dragonflies & Other Flying Flowers

Friday, July 9, 2010

Big Bugs sculptures by Dave Rogers are a hit at Powell Gardens and each weekend through the summer we are celebrating the insects that inspired Dave’s masterpieces. Saturday (July 10) is Dragonfly Day at Powell Gardens so plan on learning more about this top predator and beneficial garden insect during your visit. Halloween Penant (photo … Read More