KC Urban Farms and Gardens Tour – Save the Dates!

The Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture presents the KC Urban Farms and Gardens Tour (Spectacular Spectacular is more like it – ten days of urban farm fun!). Plan to get out and learn about the benefits of urban food production, and to see for yourself all the amazing ways food is being grown in city neighborhoods.

Here’s a tentative schedule. I’m sure more specifics will be available as plans come together…

2009 Farms and Gardens Tour and Event Dates

Thursday, June 18, 6-8PM: Food From the City…For the City, KCMO Central Library: panel of urban farmers and gardeners highlight the variety of ways people grow food in the KC metro.

Saturday, June 20: Mini Market Tours @ Farmers’ Markets

Tuesday, June 23: Urban Foods Film Shorts @ All Souls UU Church

Wednesday June 24: Eat Out Local Night

Wednesday, June 24: Building Edible Cities: Urban Agriculture for Planning and Design Professionals

Friday, June 26: Bad Seed Market hosts daytime Urban Homesteading Class and “Funky Friday Night” Farmers Market, 4:30 – 9 PM

Saturday, June 27: Mini Market Tours @ Farmers’ Markets Other planned events: Harvest Meal – Bread of Life Church, Children and Youth Programs at area libraries, Starting an Urban Farm Class, Starting Community Gardens Class, Architecture & Urban Agriculture & Planning Program

Urban Farms & Gardens Tour: Sunday, June 28, 11am-5pm: Shawnee, KS, to Independence, MO, and many points in between will welcome visitors to tour farms and gardens. Day of the tour fun: children’s activities, live music, art, “Ask a Nutritionist¨ and more! Different types of farms and gardens will be featured on the tour, including:

  • Urban Farms… Feed the People– farms that grow food to feed others, selling direct to the community
  • Educational and Charitable Gardens… Sow the Seeds– farms that teach youth and adults how to grow their own food or that grow food to donate to the hungry
  • Community Gardens… Grow the Neighborhood– garden sites for the community
  • Home Gardens & Urban Homesteads… Feed the Family– a more intensive approach to feeding family and friends

Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets! $5.00 per individual, $12.00 per family, Group rate for groups of 10 or more $3.00 each person.

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