Find your oasis

Mitzvah Garden KC is a place you can come to meet amazing new people, passionate about helping the local community by providing nutritious and well-kept fruits and vegetables. You can be a part of this movement to help the hungry.


Come up to the west side of The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah. You will see a large pavilion and plenty of happy workers ready to welcome you to the family! We work Sundays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., but feel free to email with your name and when you would like to visit. There is always plenty to do any day of the week (except from Friday at sunset 'til Saturday an hour after sunset). All our volunteers know there's something magical about this garden, and we hope to meet you soon.

What you'll need


Water bottle



Clothes to get dirty in (That's the point, right?)

A friend

Positive attitude

Love for the earth

*Please keep in mind, we do not have bathrooms available a the garden due to COVID-19 precautions.

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Garden 'rules'

At MGKC, we maintain the CDC's social distance guidelines. This includes staying six feet away from anyone at the garden, as well as wearing masks and gloves while working.

Clean up tools when the day is done.

Please, leave dogs on a leash outside the garden area.

Be kind to all, and work collaboratively.


Frequently asked questions

Who will be at the garden when I get there?

We have dedicated and passionate volunteeers from all over the KC area. From Aaron, our tree-orchard expert, to Brenda, a trustworthy worker, you will get to meet some amazing people who care about giving.

What does a day at the garden look like?

Sample day: 8 a.m. Arrive at the garden, and start to prune trees and plants 9 a.m. Take a water and snack break! 9:15 a.m. Mulch trees so weeds don't grow as fast. 10:15 a.m. Chat with some other volunteers and find commonalities. 11:15 a.m. Almost done, finish up the day by helping pick cherries and harvest kale!

Can I insert a video in my FAQ?

Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease:

  1. Enter App Settings
  2. Click the "Manage Questions" button
  3. Click on the question you would like to attach a video to
  4. When editing your answer, click on the video icon and then paste the YouTube or Vimeo video URL
  5. That's it! A thumbnail of your video will appear in answer text box

What do you grow?

We grow what food pantries need. This can vary year to year, but some of our favorites are popcorn, eggplant, blackberries and cherries!

Where does the food go?

All produce grown at the garden goes to local KC food pantries, such as JFS Food Pantry.

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