Marcella Morales-Gaona

Garden Director

I started growing food later in life, but wish I had started earlier. joining a community garden helped me learn from other gardeners, and I found a joyous new path. I love to share my expertise since I learned so much in a community garden. gardens are places where people can grow together in various ways


I was raised in the Sheffield neighborhood located in Northeast Kansas City, Missouri. My family includes my parents and ten siblings! We grew up with a sense of community and cooperation where we all worked together (even with our neighbor friends) to get our chores done so we could go out to play. The memory of my mother’s rock garden eventually inspired my passion for gardening.

Favorite Food

plant base & grass fed food


learning, family genealogy, working to stay active

Greatest Influencers

parents work ethic and working with brothers and sisters to maintain a home

One Thing I wish Someone told me as a kid

how smart the body is

Favorite Part Of PALKCK

the garden being my priority and still so much fun to participate in other activity