Master Gardeners answer questions

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are available to answer your questions on lawn, flowers, trees, and gardening. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE) or email your question to   

Grandfamilies Conference - October 13, 2017

Mark your calendars NOW to save the date for the 2017 KC Area Grandfamilies Conference, Friday, October 13, 2017, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 N 291 Hwy, Liberty.  This year's theme is "Creating Resilient Families Through Mind, Body and Spirit". The event is free for grandparents/aunts/uncles raising children age 18 or younger and provides resources and information to assist your role as caregiver. Register online at or by phone at (816) 921-1963.

Applications for vendors and sponsors is now being taken. Contact Christine Brunkow for more information - or (816) 407-3490.


Clay County 4-H Open House - September 25, 2017

Come out to the Kearney Firehouse (106 S Jefferson Kearney, MO) to learn more about Clay County 4-H clubs, what 4-H means and how to sign up! 

4-H SPIN Clubs New Option For Young People

A 4-H SPIN Club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests such as nature, heritage arts, science, photography, gardening, shooting sports, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people. We are looking for adults that have a talent or interest that they are willing to teach to young people in local communities. We are planning now for SPIN clubs that will meet in the next 3-6 months. SPIN clubs are planned around the volunteers availability. Have a positive impact on the next generation of young people in your community by sharing your experience and knowledge in a subject area you are passionate about. Contact Sarah Morefield, Clay County 4-H Youth Development Specialist, at (816) 407-3490 or email  SPIN Club flyer (PDF)

Northland Grandfamilies

Are you raising a grandchild or other relative?  Need support, information or resources?  Clay County Extension, the Clay County Senior Services, and the Platte County Senior Fund have developed a partnership to help those in just such a situation. If you or someone you know is a grandparent, aunt or uncle raising children, contact the Clay County Extension Center at 816-407-3490 for more details on the “Northland Grandfamilies” program. View the information flyer (PDF) for general monthly support group meeting dates. For a current program flyer, contact 816-407-3490.