Saturday, February 9, 2013.9:00 am until 3:00pm. The 2013 Seed Fair is coming soon! It’s free for all ages. More than 1,200 visitors came to the fair during each of the past two years, and we expect a similar turnout this year for this wonderful event. The fair will include a seed exchange, exhibits and local producers.
Bring your seeds to exchange, or just pick some up at the fair. This year, we’re also adding books, videos and other gardening and seed-saving resources to the exchange. Please bring books, etc., that you’d like to pass on to others.
The Kaw Valley Seeds Project is a nonprofit whose mission is to create a Local Living Seed Reserve by fostering a network of people committed to growing and eating, sharing and bartering primary seed varieties of the Kansas River Valley. In addition, our goal is to educate the general public about the pleasures of growing one’s own food by teaching people how to save, store and plant seeds from their own gardens, and where to obtain organic and local seed lines.
I dreamed about planting sweet potatos in the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, maybe next year I’ll have to settle for the parkway righ in front . Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha Soon they will learn to appreciate the Art of the Living Earth. Man they sure have a big damn lawn. Soon, Soon…
Sweet Potato Cowboy
Sweet Potatoes Occupy Ilus Davis Park
Did you ever thing it was possible that you would be planting sweet potatoes in an environmental and social justice action with city hall over your right shoulder?
Kansas City Sweet Potato Project 2012
This is the Fifth year that Food Not Lawns Kansas City has worked to help the community grow and enjoy sweet potatoes. Sweet Potatoes are a nutritious, beautiful landscape plant that is low maintenance and doesn’t require excessive water. They are well suited for public flower beds and have the added bonus of providing a nutritious and popular yield.
Kansas City Sweet Potato Project is growing 20,000lb of sweet potatoes in public places, parks, schools, churches, businesses, community gardens and in your lawn.
The goal is to grow, tend, harvest and cure for storage 10,000 lb for Harvester and local food pantries. And another 10,000 for the growers supporting the program.
We ask the growers to purchase the transplants.
They are available at Kansas City Community Gardens http://www.kccg.org/ ,
Squash Blossom Food Cooperative http://squashblossomcoop.org/
and many farmers markets.
We are seeking people, organizations and businesses to adopt a sweet potato bed or a Green Wall prototype sweet potato growing system designed and built by Kansas State University architecture students.
Sponsors can either supply volunteers or donate money to support their bed. This is a chance to make a real difference for people and the environment in Kansas City and is going to be so much fun.
The Kansas City Sweet Potato Project is a project of Reconciliation Services 3101 Troost a 501(c)3, Food Not Lawns Kansas City , the Society of St. Andrew West http://www.endhunger.org/sosawest.htm and Troost Village Community Association http://www.troostvillage.org/
You can find out more about the project at the Kansas City Sweet Potato Project Facebook page. To volunteer or for more information contact Karin Page, SOSA West Program Coordinator at 816-921-0856 or Steve Mann 816 352-9213