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Legislation #: 120596 Introduction Date: 6/28/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/8/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CURLS, WAGNER, SHARP, JAMES, JR., MARCASON, BROOKS, JOHNSON, FORD, DAVIS AND REED
Title: Congratulating Powell Gardens for Community Outreach via its 2012 Summer Shuttle Service.

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6/27/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/28/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120596

 

Congratulating Powell Gardens for Community Outreach via its 2012 Summer Shuttle Service.

 

WHEREAS, May 2012 marked the season kickoff of a FREE shuttle service from Kauffman Memorial Garden to Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden; and

 

WHEREAS, the mission of Powell Gardens is to offer an experience that embraces the Midwest’s spirit of place and to inspire an appreciation for the importance of plants in our lives; and

 

WHEREAS, Powell Gardens sets on more than 915 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows; and

 

WHEREAS, Powell Gardens offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture, a nature trail and a year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2011, volunteers contributed more than 18,000 hours at Powell Gardens working in nearly every area from horticulture to administration; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2010, more than 270 constituents experienced Powell Gardens through the shuttle program which boards residents from all walks of life from the beautiful Kauffman Gardens location.

 

WHEREAS, Powell Gardens serves as a trial garden for new annuals through the American Garden Award program and Heartland Harvest Garden is the nation’s largest edible landscape where you can see more than 2,000 types of food plants you can grow in Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Powell Gardens for Community Outreach via its 2012 Summer Shuttle Service; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Eric Tschanz and Janese Reed with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for making it possible to see such a beautiful garden in the middle of the heartland.

 

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