Our second stop with the Kansas City Passport to Adventure took us to the Beanstalk Children’s Garden. It is a small community garden we have passed nearby dozens of times, with it’s close proximity to the Kansas City Zoo, though we never knew it existed. Thankfully our Passport to Adventure book brought us in search of the welcoming plot filled with raised gardens, cheery volunteers and a small water feature. We were encouraged to explore the plants and invited to pick ripe raspberries to eat fresh.
I quizzed the kids with age appropriate questions about where fruits and vegetables grow, we looked at the shapes of leaves and memorized the names of some of the grain plants – a necessity for earning a stamp at the Beanstalk Children’s Garden. Unfortunately due to the outside temperature the day we visited, we did not stay for long and the kids seemed to enjoy their hands in the fountain the most while requesting that I feed them raspberries.
It was a unique spot in Kansas City I was happy to get to see and may be some place to return in the future for another adventure.