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Eco Friends: Girl Scout Badge Program Day
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Powell Gardens Invites Girl Scouts of all ages to enjoy a day of exploration! Learn about bugs, flowers, trees, and gardening. Engage in activities designed to help with badgework. Troops, individuals, and Girl Scouts Alumni are welcome. Be sure to wear your uniform to receive a special Powell Gardens patch. General admission applies and members are free. Limited space available, please RSVP to Linda Burton at lburton@powellgardens.org and 816.697.2600 ext. 306

Sep
24
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Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Under A Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 5 to 9 p.m.

Join us in welcoming the harvest season with the ninth annual Under A Harvest Moon—A Farm-to-Table Dinner on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Join Chef Vaughn Good of Hank Charcuterie, in Lawrence, Kansas as he delights guests with a dinner featuring produce grown in Powell Gardens’ own Heartland Harvest Garden. Guests dined under the eaves of the Gardens’ Missouri Barn, a unique setting and experience. Kurt and Beth Bader are this year’s event Chairs.

Sep
30
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Native Plant School: Sedges Have Edges
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about native grasses and grass like plants, best selections for ground cover or garden focus, natural landscape or prairie restoration. You will receive hands-on training in identifying various native grasses. 3 hour advanced education certificate.

Oct
7
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Introduction to Natural Dyes
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

This is a class by advance registration through the Kansas City Art Institute in collaboration with PG. There is a fee attached.

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Introduction to Natural Dyes
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Introduction to Natural Dyes

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Dyes made from plants and insects have been used to decorate textiles for thousands of years. This hands-on workshop, presented in collaboration with the Kansas City Art Institute’s Fiber Department and School of Professional and Continuing Studies, will provide participants with experience in making natural dyes from plants sourced around the world. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the long history of natural dye making and will learn how to use three of the most important natural dyes–indigo, madder, and weld, in addition to some locally grown and foraged options. This workshop will cover the key concepts of natural dye chemistry including the preparation and mordanting of a variety of fibers for immersion dye and shibori. Participants will also make an organic indigo vat together to expand the palette and potential for patterning on cloth. All materials are provided.

 

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Creations from the Garden-A Young Friends of Powell Gardens Event
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join the Young Friends of Powell Gardens for a fall-inspired mixology demo with craft cocktails and garden-foraged hors d’oeuvres created by Soil Collective of KC. Mingle and meander through Powell Gardens’ Heartland Harvest Garden enjoying lite bites, sips, live music by The Sexy Accident and raffle prizes!

 

Oct
20
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Glow Jack-O-Lantern Festival
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Powell Gardens fall tradition, walk through hundreds of beautifully carved & candlelit jack-o-lanterns, food vendors, family-friendly activities. Plus the final weekend of Gardens of Myth special exhibit of mythological creatures.

Oct
21
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Glow Jack-O-Lantern Festival
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Powell Gardens fall tradition, walk through hundreds of beautifully carved & candlelit jack-o-lanterns, hayrides, food vendors, family-friendly activities, live music. Plus the final weekend of Gardens of Myth special exhibit of mythological creatures.

Oct
29
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Barn Dinner-Chef Carmen Cabia
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Powell Gardens’ Missouri Barn Dinner Series this dinner is in collaboration with The Kansas City Star’s CastroClub featuring Chef Chef Carmen Cabia of El Tenedor.

Nov
4
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After the Harvest Workshop: Taking Care of the Bounty
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learn to preserve the harvest using the latest in safe canning practices, how to process high acid foods using water bath, the craft of live culture foods including sauerkraut and pickling basics. Receive recipes and explore history of Victory Gardening.