Kansas City Urban Farm Fights For Survival

This local green effort confronts City Hall crackdown despite their notable work to put this cowtown on the path to sustainability. 

Here's a glimpse at 12th & Oak pressure targeting homegrown farming . . . Check-it:

"Urbavore Urban Farm is one of the largest and longest-standing urban farms in the Kansas City region. Along with our sister business, Compost Collective KC, Urbavore has a substantial impact on Kansas City. We feed thousands of people each year, we compost well over one million pounds of food waste annually, and we create climate resilience for our region!

"Our farm received four violations from the City of KCMO this spring based on ongoing complaints by a few neighbors. These violations contradict prior zoning approvals from the City, and will be costly for Urbavore to correct. The violations also threaten the broader urban farming community by setting a negative precedent for community composting and urban farm stands at-large . . . We also give you some resources to support our fight as we continue onward! "

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


We created this page so that anyone can see the facts for themselves, ranging from the violation notices to the City’s 2021 compliance determination for our composting expansion to the text of the actual zoning code. You don’t have to dig very deep to find that the City’s violations are baseless.