CSA Coalition Open House

To kick off the 2011 CSA season, The Kansas City CSA Coalition is hosting its first-everCSA OPEN HOUSE!

It's going to be a grand mixer, with all of our member farmers there! Come meet your CSA farmers and fellow CSA members, learn about Community Supported Agriculture, and sign up for your CSA share! There will be music, goodies, and a drawing for excellentprizes!

The details:

2011 CSA Open House
Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
600 Broadway, KCMO, 4th floor {map}

Free parking in the lot/garage on the north side of the building; the event is free andopen to the public!

Attached is a flyer with more information. Please take 60 seconds and forward this email to everyone you know -- everyone who eats! -- so more people get a chance to see how Community Supported Agriculture can change their lives for the better!

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks, and we'll see you on the 12th!

Season Burnett | Executive Director
The Kansas City CSA Coalition

csac.kc@gmail.com | t: 816-237-8634



Three locations February 15 and 16th

KANSAS CITY: February 16, 10 am-12 pm
Lincoln University Urban Impact Center
1028 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64106

PLATTE CITY: February 16, 4-6 pm
Platte County MU Extension Center
11724 NW Plaza Circle Kansas City, MO 64153

WARRENSBURG: February 15, 4-6 pm
Johnson County MU Extension Center
135 W. Market St. Warrensburg, MO 64093

Improve profits this season by investing your time to learn:
*How vegetable grafting can increase profits for this season
*How it fits into your Integrated Pest Management Strategy
*History of Techniques
*Hands on practice of grafting skills with tomato plants

Materials provided

Register Early for your seat to learn how to graft using live plants with Lincoln University’s own State Horticulturist: Dr. Sanjun Gu

$10 per person. Registration deadline February 11. Limited seating.

If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need
special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately.

To Register fill out the following form and send to the address indicated:


You can send your contact information and check made out to LU Cooperative Extension to:
Feb. 15 workshop mail to: Jeff Yearington
26620 West Line Road
Cleveland MO 64734

Feb. 16 workshop mail to: Jim Pierce
38216 W. 176th
Rayville MO 64084
***please indicate which Feb. 16th workhop you will be attending (Platte or Kansas City)

If you have anymore questions please contact me.

Katie Nixon
Small Farm Specialist
Innovative Small Farmer's Outreach Program
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
Kansas City, Missouri

We recently acquired the software to create fillable PDF documents. The Vegetable Grafting Workshop flyer is posted here. Feel free to link to it if you want.

Also, this blurb was just sent out to all of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City:

MU Extension, along with Lincoln University’s Innovative Small Farmer Outreach Program, will be conducting a Vegetable Grafting Workshop at three sites on February 15th and 16th. The workshops will be held at the MU Extension Offices in Johnson and Platte Counties and at Lincoln University’s Urban Impact Center at 10th and Paseo in Downtown KC. You’ll hear from our State Vegetable Specialist about the history of vegetable grafting and its applicability to our growing conditions. Most importantly, you’ll get to try first-hand the techniques and learn from experience. The workshop is only $10 and registration is due by February 11. See the attached flyer for more information about the locations and how to get registered.

Marlin A. Bates
Horticulture Specialist
University of Missouri Extension
11724 NW Plaza Circle, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64153
P: (816) 270-2141 F: (816) 270-2512