Journal Your Garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn’t from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping good records. MU Extension Publication MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information. It also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels.

Order today at http://extension.missouri.edu/mp928 or visit your local Extension office at 1901 NE 48th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, phone (816) 407-3490.

Northland Early Education Council Directors "Lunch & Learn"

"Director's Dilemma: Building your staff into an effective team" is the topic of the Northland Early Education Council Director's Lunch & Learn training on April 10 at the North Kansas City Hospital Health Services Pavilion, 2790 Clay Edwards Dr, North Kansas City.  Juanita Springate will touch on topics such as creating an atmosphere of respect, creating a comfortable work environment, and team atmosphere. The $20 fee includes snack, handouts and 2 hours approved training.  Registration is required to attend; deadline is Monday, April 6.

Business Classes for 2015

Two classes to assist entrepreneurs in getting off to the right start are being offered by University Extension in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.  Classes are being offered in four locations. First Steps to Starting a Business is a 4-hour class that provides an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. Basics of Writing a Business Plan is a 2-hour session designed for those who want to know how to create a business plan that will be a useful management tool for their business. For more details or to see if you qualify as a Missouri Dislocated Worker, contact Richard Zarate;  zarater@missouri.edu or 816-407-3496.  Information 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.

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 mggkc.hotline@gmail.com.  Questions will be answered as quickly as possible. Master Gardeners are present in the Clay County Extension office, 1901 NE 48th Street, KCMO on Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to Noon. Monday, Wednesday and Friday they are in Blue Springs (same phone number).