Your Time to Shine - May 5, 2010

Howdy oh so glorious Local Eaters & Local Growers -

This is crazy Farmer Brooke and I am down on my dirt-stained knees begging you to drop everything on Wednesday, May 5th at 1:30 PM and get your "organic" booties down to City Hall on the 26th Floor to SUPPORT URBAN AGRICULTURE at the final hearing before City Council to vote on city code changes that will make it possible for urban farms and gardens to flourish throughout KC!!

As you know, this movement to amend the city codes regarding farms & gardens came out of the BADSEED crisis which began last season when our idyllic farm came under scrutiny from the City and was threatened to be dismantled. Consequently, we are in fact moving to a new location. We may have lost the battle here on BADSEED Farm, but all the heart-ache will be worth it IF as a result we get a "greener" Kansas City at large. Heck Yeah!!!

We Kansas Citians are very fortunate to have some awesome "forward-thinking" and "environmentally aware" individuals on our City Council who have pushed this codes change forward. However - there is plenty of opposition and without the showing of community support this thing will get squashed under the pressure of politically powerful "tomato-haters"......ya know.....the same folks who rose up against BADSEED Farm in the first place. Why?? Well, come weed an onion bed with me, and I will tell ya all about it....

Okay Okay - on a more serious note - I need you! My urban eggplant needs you. We need you to support us on May 5th!

Pretty pretty PLEASE with heirloom tomato sauce on top of it......

If you cannot make it down to City Hall
you can always e-mail a "short and sweet"
letter of support to your City Council representatives
PLEASE contact me if you need more info or details.

If this thing passes it will actually be legal for you to come and weed my onion beds with me!! Haha!

Yours Truly,

-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED

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