Troostwood Youth Garden Market - FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS - 52nd & Paseo



TROOSTWOOD YOUTH GARDEN MARKET

Troostwood You

Basic Info:

Description:
5142 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Friday nights, 5 pm to 8pm
and
Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm

May 15 thru late October

Organically grown vegetables and produce grown sustainably by neighborhood youth - a member of JJ Farms - one of a number of farmers' markets featured by the Kansas City Food Circle.

Contact Info

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Location:

Kansas City, MO


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Troostwood Garden started as an activity for kids...



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Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - FRIDAYS in the CROSSROADS


Howdy Friends and Eaters -

Can I just take a moment and express a big giant BRRRRRR! Damn. It is cold out there. Makes a girl wanna ditch the field and pitch that ole' sweet potato diggin' fork and curl up in bed instead.

So yes, Winter seems to be upon us. BUT have no fear, the BADSEED *Winter* Farmers Market is here!! - providing all you voracious locavores with local-organic delights all Winter long - Every Friday night thru January!!!

As our seasonal summer vendors piddle out for the season, a whole new gang of Farmers will take their place with winter hardy products like free-range meats, eggs, sheep's cheese, hearty breads, and canned goodies. As well as cold weather crops like broccoli, brussel sprouts, turnips & roots, and tasty greens. Not to mention storage crops like sweet potatoes, creamy winter squash, and robust pumpkins which will be available through Thanksgiving.

So before I go into this week's MARKET MADNESS, a few event reminders and "shout-outs" are in order:

1) Tuesday, Oct. 20th - 6-7:30 PM @ BADSEED - Support Urban Food Production in KC
**Community Meetiong to discuss poroposing City Code changes that will benefit Urban Agriculture!!
(see attachment for details)

2) Saturday, Oct. 24th & Sunday, Oct. 25th - Farm City Tour With Novella Carpenter!!
**Best-Selling Author and Urban Farmer Extraordinaire comest to KC to give talks and workshops that empower people to grow their own food and raise livestock in city areas!!

3) "SHOUT-OUT" to our very own renegade grower, Sherri Harvel, of Root Deep Urban Farm!! Sherri is officially finished for the season and deserves a break. We enjoyed her wicked fingerling potatoes and japanese eggplant among other home-grown delights. We look forward to seeing Sherri back at the market next May.

Alright - as for this Friday's "Market Madness" from 4:30-9 PM, I am excited to announce the arrival of two new Winter Vendors!! -

Pov Hun of Pov's Garden - An Urban Farm in KCK
Pov is originally from Laos in Southeast Asia. He is a hell of a guy and a hell of a grower. He uses organic methods to crop a 10 acre plot in KCK. As if that was not enough work, Pov got this crazy idea to "borrow" 20 acres from a friend nearby. He planted it out in heirloom PUMPKINS and I'm tellin you, the results are obnoxiously awesome!! Pov will have the following available for your aching belly this Friday:
**Red & Green Tomatoes!! The last of the season. Stock up or go hungry....and make some sauce!!
**Black Beauty Eggplant. The last of the season for this sun-lover as well. Get it while you can.
**Heirloom Pumpkins in varieties such as Cinderella and Fairytale (seriously, these are gorgeous gals, my pumpkins are jealous)
**FRESH GINGER ROOT!! (no - I am not kidding - Pov managed to grow it in the Midwest!)

Marvin and Alice of Western Hills Produce - Higginsville, MO
Alice and Marvin have been growing organic vegetables, fruits, and grains for many years. Alice is known fro her delectable baked goods made from her very own fresh ground wheat!! Try the angel food cake....it is off the hook. They will have lots of goodies this Friday including:
*farm fresh eggs
*breads and sweet treats
*jams and jellies
*seasonal produce

Now don't you worry! Your usual renegade urban farmers are still around -

The BADSEEDS will have -
*Fresh Dug Sweet Potatoes in white-fleshed Japanese & orange-fleshed Beauregard
*Sweet Bell Peppers (on sale...field clearing!!!)
*Luscious Leeks for soups and cold cold nights
*Mean Greens including Rainbow Chard, Russian Kale, Spicy Mustards and our famous Asian "Stir-Fry" Mix
*Heirloom Winter Squash and Baby Pie Pumpkins!!
*Onions, Herbs, Edible Flowers and more...

Lou the Herb "N" Gardener will have -
*Peppery and Perfect Arugula
*Gourmet Salad Mixes!!
*Green Beans and more greens.....

Steve the Platte Prairie Man will have -
*Rutabagas & Turnips!!
*Beets
*Greens & Spinach
*Sweet Potatoes
*Kohlrabi
*Carnival Winter Squash (yum)
*Persimmons

And that's not all. Treat yourself with aged and fresh varieties of Local (to die for) GOAT CHEESE from Goatsbeard Farm as well as fair-trade/organic Coffee roasted in small batches from Harry at Puddin' Head. Not to mention Breads and Baked Goods and Free -Range Eggs from our friends at Bread of Life Bakery!!

So stay out of that soul-sucking super market this week and greet your urban farmer instead this Friday at the BADSEED!

I look forward to it.

Yours Truly,

Brooke
-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED



...check out this cover story in INK Magazine.* They really got our goat.....(haha) and check out our updates on Facebook (linked below).

* Overcoming Kansas City's eco-hurdles (KC INK Magazine)

... businesses. Salvaggio said she and Heryer, who own the BadseedFarmers Market in the Crossroads Arts District, weren’t aware of the ...

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BADSEED
An Urban-Organic Farm & Market
Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community

1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

See you this Friday from 4:30 to 9 PM

NEWS ... from SAN

for the Greater KAW VALLEY /
LAWRENCE KANSAS / K.C. area...
Excerpted from the 10/12 newsletter - Sustainability Action Network

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RENEWABLE ENERGY DEPLOYMENT JUST BECAME EASIER

In their ongoing effort to assist states in promoting and regulating renewable energy technologies, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) just released their IREC Grid Connection Guide_6th Edition_9Oct09. The guide is designed for state regulators, policymakers, utilities, industry representatives and consumers interested in the development of state-level interconnection and net metering policies. And on a community level, San Francisco has ventured into the thorny yet critical area of urban wind power, with a new plan for small-scale wind turbines San Francisco Plans Urban Wind Power. The plan (pdf) offers 29 recommendations for promoting turbines, easing permitting costs, shortening approval times for turbine manufacturers, and producing wind maps highlighting neighborhoods and individual buildings.
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BIONEERS ¤ CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF BREAKTHROUGH SOLUTIONS
Friday-Sunday, 16-18 October 2009
San Rafael CA

The 2009 Bioneers Conference is their 20 anniversary, where again they will bring together social and scientific innovators who focus on solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. If you listen to the KKFI-FM "Bioneers Radio Show", you know the range on inspirational and informative speakers who present at their annual conferences. Noteworthy presenters are: Michael Pollan, Joanna Macy, Brian Swimme, Jeannette Armstrong, Chief Almir (Brazil), Annie Leonard, Andrew Weil, Sarah James (Alaskan navite), Andy Lipkis, and more.

In addition to the main California conference, Bioneers sponsor simultaneous and linked regional conferences. This reduces our collective carbon footprint, keys in on local-regional issues and solutions, and effectively reaches tens of thousands. For conference info, schedule, and registration go to 2009 Bioneers Conference. To find the nearest regional Bioneers go to 2009 Beaming Bioneers Partners.

Revolution From the Heart of Nature
It's all alive; it's all connected; it's all intelligent; it's all relatives
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SUSTAINABILITY ACTION NETWORK - MONTHLY MEETING
Sunday, 18 October 2009, 4:00pm
Oread Friends Metting House, 1146 Oregon St., Lawrence KS

Our speaker this month is Brian Rock, K.U. Prof. of Architectural Engineering, and he will be speaking about "Solar Energy and the Big Energy Puzzle". Prof. Rock teaches ARCE 665, "Solar Energy Systems Design", one of the few K.U. courses on solar energy, and it covers a broad range of solar technologies.

Following the talk by Brian Rock, the S.A.N. meeting agenda will include:
  • organizing a "350" action on 24 October (see below)
  • Transition Kaw Valley
  • furthering bicycle lanes in Lawrence
  • S.A.N. website progress
  • fundraising; etc. - Please join us.
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SUBURBAN-URBAN PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE
Saturday-Saturday, 17-24 October 2009
Midwest Permaculture, 125 Crescent Lane, Stelle IL 60919

Bill and Rebecca Wilson offer this annual training course geared for the urban landscape on smaller parcels. It is ideal for the suburban or city resident who wants to transform their immediate environment into something beautiful, productive, energy lean and functional. Students spend the week in Stelle and either camp or stay in one of our friends homes. Training includes a full day in the Chicagoland area investigating some fascinating permaculture examples. For more information and to register go to Suburban-Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course at Midwest Permaculture.
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KC URBAN AGRICULTURE ZONING CODE CHANGES ¤ PLANNING MEETING
Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 6:00-7:30pm
Bad Seed Farm & Market, 1909 McGee St, Kansas City MO

Kansas City Zoning Codes block many aspects of urban agriculture, from restricting employees or apprentices, preventing on-site sales, composting, canning, small livestock, etc. But urban food plots of all sizes are proliferating in Kansas City in response to peak oil food price inflation. Officials are generally open to changing such codes (Lawrence recently crafted provisions for urban chicken and duck raising) if constructive proposals are made.

The Food Policy Coalition of Greater Kansas City is drafting changes to remove these institutional barriers. They are inviting all interested parties to attend this planning meeting with City officials to begin the process. At the meeting they plan to examine existing codes and brainstorm useful changes, and assemble a volunteer committee to do the research and build political support. Please RSVP to and get info from: Katherine Kelly, KCCUA , Gretchen Kunkel, Food Policy Coalition , or Dan Heryer & Brooke Salvaggio, Bad Seed Farm .
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SECRETS OF NO-TILL GARDENERS ¤ COMMUNIVERSITY CLASS #2207 A
2 consecutive Tuesday, 20 & 27 October 2009, 7:00-9:00pm
UMKC University Center Alumni Room, 50th & Rockhill Rd, KC MO

Urban farmer Steve Mann, owner of Platte Prairie Farms, and Marty Kraft of the Heartland All Species Project will divulge the secrets of no till/minimal till growing methods. Material covered will include no-till as a carbon sequestration method, fall garden preparation, replacing lawns with PermaScape, green roofs, and four season gardening. Class fee is $14, plus $15 for a grower's journal. More info at Platte Prairie Farms, or
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION ¤ 350.org
Saturday, 24 October 2009, on coral reefs, at the State House, at coal plants, etc.
weekly updates at 350.org - Global Warming Global Action

In the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference - Copenhagen 2009, Bill McKibben has launched the International Day of Climate Action at 350.org. 350 is not an organization but a campaign, with a focus on the number 350 - as in parts per million - the level that scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.

350.org invites you to create a local action with "350" as the theme. On 24 October, 350.org needs you to organize an action in the place where you live, something that will make that most important number of 350 visible to everyone. People in more than 1000 communities around the globe have already announced plans—they’ll be school children planting 350 trees in Bangledesh, scientists hanging banners saying 350 on the statues on Easter Island, 350 scuba divers diving underwater at the Great Barrier Reef, and a thousand more creative actions like these.

Their web site is full of resources, information, and communications links, designed for anyone to make use of in creating our own local actions. For suggestions and ideas go to 350.org 9-Step Organizing Plan. Global-local actions is what it is about.
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"RETHINK AFGHANISTAN" SCREENING
Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 7:00pm - $3
Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS

Directer Robert Greenwald, of Brave New Films, said on Democracy Now: Rethink Afghanistan that their mission is to reach as many people as possible and to motivate them to take action. Part of their approach is to release Rethink Afghanistan - free segments on-line, and part is to inspire local activists everywhere such as Films For Action - Rethink Afghanistan. Possibly the best print article currently available on Afghanistan is An Open Letter to President Obama in The Nation Magazine, by William R. Polk, fellow professor with Obama at the University of Chicago. Afghanistan is where empires go to die.
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LAWRENCE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
Saturday, 31 October 2009, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Free State High School (north parking lot), 4700 Overland Drive, Lawrence KS

Electronics devices typically contain toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury and cadmium, and precious metals like silver and gold. If recycled properly, these metals can be materials feed stock for new industrial processes, not to mention saving production costs, and keeping them out of the landfill.

This one day event will provide Lawrence residents and businesses a way to conveniently recycle old, unwanted electronics equipment. Items accepted for recycling are computer monitors, desktops, laptops, keyboards, printers and other peripherals, televisions, copiers, scanners, telephones, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, VHS/DVD drives, and hand held devices. There is a recycling fee for computer monitors and televisions, $5 per monitor, and $10 per TV. There are no charges for other electronic equipment. There is also an optional on-site hard drive destruction available for $5 per hard drive. Fees may be paid by cash or check.

Electronic recycling will be provided by Extreme Recycling, Inc. http://www.extremerecyclinginc.com/ recycling the E-waste in accordance to Federal and Kansas Electronic Waste Processing Regulations. The event is sponsored by the City of Lawrence Waste Reduction & Recycling Division http://www.lawrencerecycles.org/
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"FOOD FIGHT" SCREENING
Thursday, 12 November 2009, 7:00-10:00pm
Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS

"Food Fight" is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local, seasonal, food movement. The host will be Alan Rhodes, an organic grower from Lawrence Food Fight: local culinary revolt.



The SUSTAINABILITY ACTION NETWORK, Inc. is a Kansas not-for-profit organization. DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, and checks can be mailed to P.O.Box 1064, Lawrence KS 66044. Our mission is to advocate and organize societal scale action to address sustainability issues. The triple crises of Energy-Ecology-Economy, the global "3E Trifecta", are building so rapidly that large scale action is needed immediately and methodically to overcome institutional barriers and advance public policy that preserves ecological sustainability. Our focus is to build a relocalized economy-ecology in concert with the Transition Town movement occurring in many other communities. To join the Sustainability Action Network please contact us at

Our current projects include:
1) Transition Kaw Valley - initiating transition to a relocalized post-carbon economy, and municipal level Peak Oil response planning.
2) Kaw Permaculture Collaborative - developing skills and resources for poly-cropping sustainable food production.
3) Energy Conservation & Renewables - advancing a green economy through decentralized technologies and regulations, for conservation and renewable energy.
4) Land Consortium - organizing interested stakeholders to acquire prime farmland in the urban fringe for land-based economic development and regional food security.
5) Water Rights and Watersheds - protecting the water commons, the source of all life, from privatization and contamination, and restoring our watersheds.
6) Electric & Human Powered Vehicles - promoting neighborhood electric vehicles and utility tricycles, including infrastructure and pro-active regulations.
7) Weekly Sustainability Announcements - informing and encouraging others to become active in the Sustainability Action Network, or other action driven groups.
8) Collaboration with sister organizations - such as: The Light Center eco-village; Kaw Valley Food System farm-based economic development; Citizens for Responsible Planning; Films for Action; Kansas River Valley Growers fighting for local water rights; national efforts by the Sustainable Energy Network; KC Metro groups like the Kansas City Food Circle and the All Species Project, etc.


We welcome suggestions for items to be included. Please send items to

To subscribe to this list, please send an e-mail to with the subject line reading “subscribe to Sustainability Announcements”.

WES JACKSON SPEAKS! at JCCC on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009


Wes Jackson
of the
Land Institute
7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 11
at
Johnson Community College
Overland Park, KS

"What We Need to Know
to Meet the
Sustainability Challenges
of the Next Half-Century"

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WES JACKSON TO GIVE FIRST ADDRESS IN KANSAS LECTURE SERIES AT JCCC

Wes Jackson, president, The Land institute, will present What We Need to Know to Meet the Sustainability Challenges of the Next Half-Century at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Hudson Auditorium of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College. Jackson’s lecture is the first-ever in the Kansas Lecture Series sponsored by the new Kansas Studies Institute at JCCC. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Land Institute, Salina, was founded in 1976, and has worked for more than 30 years to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. Scientists with The Land Institute have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists. Their strategy now is to collaborate with public institutions in order to direct more research in the direction of natural systems agriculture.

Born on a farm near Topeka, Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in botany from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University. He was a professor of biology at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the environmental studies program at California State University, Sacramento, where he became a tenured professor. He resigned that position in 1976.

The Kansas Lecture Series will continue each spring and fall as part of the Kansas Studies Institute. For more information about Jackson’s presentation, call James Leiker, director, KSI, at ext. 3673.


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See also:
The Student Environmental Alliance - JCCC
and

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Johnson County Community College
Press Release

College Information and Publications
913-469-8500
Julie Haas, Associate Vice President, Marketing Communications, ext. 3120
Peggy Graham, Writer, ext. 3425
Tyler Cundith, Sports Information Director, ext. 3122


10/12/09
Story by Peggy Graham

Wes Jackson to give first address in Kansas Lecture Series at JCCC

Wes Jackson
Wes Jackson

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Wes Jackson, president, The Land institute, will present What We Need to Know to Meet the Sustainability Challenges of the Next Half-Century at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Hudson Auditorium of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College. Jackson’s lecture is the first-ever in the Kansas Lecture Series sponsored by the new Kansas Studies Institute at JCCC. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Land Institute, Salina, was founded in 1976, and has worked for more than 30 years to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. Scientists with The Land Institute have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists. Their strategy now is to collaborate with public institutions in order to direct more research in the direction of natural systems agriculture.

Born on a farm near Topeka, Jackson received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kansas Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in botany from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University. He was a professor of biology at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the environmental studies program at California State University, Sacramento, where he became a tenured professor. He resigned that position in 1976.

Jackson’s writings include both papers and books. His most recent work, The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge, co-edited with William Vitek, was released by University of Kentucky Press in 2008. Other books areRooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place, also co-edited with Vitek;Becoming Native to This Place, sketching his vision for the resettlement of America's rural communities; Altars of Unhewn Stone; Meeting the Expectations of the Land, edited with Wendell Berry and Bruce Colman; and New Roots for Agriculture, outlining the basis for the agricultural research at The Land Institute.

The work of The Land Institute has been featured extensively in the popular media including The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, National Geographic, Time Magazine, The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Life magazine named Jackson as one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the 100 "important Americans of the 20th century." In the November 2005 issue, Smithsonian named him one of “35 Who Made a Difference” and in March 2009 Jackson was included in Rolling Stone’s “100 Agents of Change.”

Jackson is a recipient of a Pew Conservation Scholars award, MacArthur Fellowship and Right Livelihood Award (Stockholm), known as “Alternative Nobel Prize.” He has received four honorary doctorates and in 2007 received the University of Kansas Distinguished Service Award.

The Kansas Lecture Series will continue each spring and fall as part of the Kansas Studies Institute. For more information about Jackson’s presentation, call James Leiker, director, KSI, at 913-469-8500, ext. 3673.

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BRING SMALL BILLS, HOT CHOCOLATE and YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST to Mission Farms Farmers' Market - THURSDAYS - 4:00-8:30pm


TODAY and NEXT THURSDAY
are our
LAST MARKET DAYS for 2009


...with eater-demand,
we ARE extending
our market season
another two weeks...

Help us finish the regular market season, strong!

YES, WE'LL HAVE
FREE-RANGE EGGS TODAY!
$4 per dozen


MISSION FARMS (ORGANIC) FARMERS MARKET

THURSDAYS

Come introduce yourself and get to know our localfarmers with their fresh organically-grown produce, free-range meats, fruits and other locally grown products. The market is open every Thursday on the east end of the Mission Farms parking lot. Join in the fun.

GROWERS & VENDORS 2009




Little Muddy Farm

Robert Jones

produce, sprouts, wheatgrass




SchenkerFamilyFarms

Cherie Schenker

beef, pork, lamb, honey, brats




Pearly Gates Organic Soap

Nancy Gordon

soap, body care, greens, produce




Bread of Life Bakery

Kathy Crowther

bread, produce, cane juice,




Camp Creek Farms

Rick Newson

eggs




Foxfire Farm

Tammy Crandell

produce, herbs, sweet corn, eggs




The Organic Way

Denise and Dan May

produce




Kay Peoples

Kay Peoples

organic dog treats




Gasper FamilyFarms

Pete

vegetable, fruits, meat, grains

Bear Creek Farms

Robbins Hail

vegetable produce, eggs