Touch the Soil News #414
What a great idea to promote urban farms to new potential customers. Cultivate Kansas City is hosting its 7th Urban Grown Tour the last weekend in June. It is a self-guided tour where you can explore 32 farms and gardens across the Kansas City Metro area.
Antioch Urban Growers greenhouse which is part of the Urban Grow Tour. The farm sits on over 10 acres of land featuring native permaculture, 12,000 square feet of greenhouses, raised beds, aquaponics, goats, chickens, fish and bees. (Photo courtesy of Antioch Urban Growers)
The tour includes not only professional urban farms, but school gardens and refugee training farms as well. It is a celebration of the booming urban agriculture movement in Kansas City. The tour is open on Saturday, June 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $8.00, $20 for a family and group tickets of $5 each for groups of 10 or more. For a map of the farms, tickets and more information, visit: http://www.urbangrowntour.com/
Following is a short video introduction to this year’s tour: