Kansas City, Kansas, also known locally as KCK, is a city that is rich in history and has a very diverse population. KCK is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Kansas City, KS has a vast array of activities for the entire family including festivals, museums, historic sites, NASCAR, professional soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, minor league baseball’s T-Bone’s, and major shopping districts, including the Legends and Village West. Kansas City is an extremely convenient, travel-friendly, city due to its close proximity to the Kansas City International Airport and Downtown, as well as being close to several major highways including I-35, I-70, I-435, I-635, and I-670. Kansas City was formed in 1868, having developed into a vital town due to its location at Kaw Point, the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. KCK was a vital town that connected westbound travelers to the Sante Fe, Oregon, and California trails, including Lewis and Clark during their historic westward journey. KCK was incorporated in October 1872.
Once the trees bud the Turner area Community Garden will become a buzz. Master Gardeners, senior volunteers and young "green thumbs" work hand in hand to plant and maintain a vegetable and butterfly garden. Some of the produce is donated to the Willa Gill Food Center for the homeless and the Rainbow Lunch Program for children. Next time you drive by South 55th Street and Klamm in Kansas City, KS be sure to stop by the gardens.