For more information, contact Lauren Kindig, Director of Community Engagement at 816.285.3154 or




Access to fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables can be a challenge for some Kansas Citians.  To meet that need, MLM is the steward of an Urban Orchard consisting of 108 fruit trees, as well as 36 community garden beds.  Produce is distributed through the MLM food pantry as well as directly to neighboring community members.

Many individual volunteers and volunteer groups care for the trees and gardens. Learn more or sign up to volunteer in this ministry. 

MLM’s Urban Orchard and Community Gardens are a true community collaboration. The Orchard was launched in 2012 as a part of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Urban Neighborhood Initiative. Other active partners include Kansas City Community Gardens, Kansas City Master Gardeners, Giving Grove, the Boston Heights and Mount Hope Neighborhoods, United Way, Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, SkillBuilders of America, and the Kansas City Water Department.

For more information about the Orchard and Community Gardens, contact Lauren Kindig, Director of Community Engagement at 816.285.3154 or

Providing fresh produce for an urban food desert neighborhood.