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Kansas City Food Movement reaches tipping point


Oxfam America Action Corps and several volunteers lend a hand at the Gibbs Road Farm. Photo by Jill Erickson.

Today, every market in town has an urban farmer and some of those farmers are grossing as much or more than rural growers.

By Katherine Kelly
Executive Director
Cultivate Kansas City Newsletter
Dec, 2012

Excerpt:

Today, we are living in a metro area where more than 300 acres of urban land are in food production in Kansas City; there are some 100 growers selling produce grown in the city; there are 48 farmers markets; there are more than 200 community gardens and food project gardens; there are urban orchards planted and more on the way.

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December 14, 2012   1 Comment

The Produce Project helps prepare Troy High School students for life


Hannah Savio, middle, a farmer from Capital District Community Gardens, shows students Taliah Tillman, 16, left, and Denise Delvalle, 17, both of Troy, how to harvest Claytonia or Miner’s Lettuce as they work in the Produce Project urban farm in Troy, N.Y. Photo by Lori Van Buren.

On the farm, lessons learned

By Kristen V. Brown
Time Union
December 11, 2012

Excerpt:

TROY — Some lessons are for the classroom; others are best learned in less conventional ways.

At the Produce Project, a year-round organic urban farm on Eighth Street just south of Hoosick Street, Troy High School students till the earth and tend crops. They take their bounty to market and learn to sensibly plan future harvests — what, exactly, might they grow that also makes the most business sense?

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