Urban Farming Grows Kansas City

We joke a lot about "making new friends" with the wave of refugees coming to this cowtown . . . Nevertheless, this local effort is inspiring and deserves consideration . . .

Since 2008, New Roots for Refugees has helped people settling in the Kansas City metro start farm businesses through a collaboration between Catholic Charities and Cultivate KC.

The four-year program begins at Juniper Gardens Training Farm, where farmers have a quarter-acre plot to grow vegetables according to sustainable practices and learn how to adjust their growing practices to the changing Kansas City climate. Many in the program bring expertise and new crops from their home country to the Midwest.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

KC Cares: New Roots for Refugees is growing permanent bonds as well as fresh produce

When you buy produce at local weekly farmer’s markets, you may already be supporting refugees in the area.