J500 Media and the Environment


Growin’ Greens in the City by shemme

Simran Sethi’s Media & Environment class at the University of Kansas paid a visit to the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture (KCCUA). According to their website: The KCCUA operates the Kansas City Community Farm, a 2-acre, certified organic urban vegetable farm in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, KS. The farm is used as an educational & research space for urban farmers and others interested in urban agriculture. Produce from the farm is available through the local Community-Supported Agriculture program (CSA) and farmers’ markets.

Please read Danae’s awesome post called “Organic isn’t all it’s cracked up to be: try going local.”

~Sarah H

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Sarah,
This is great documentation of the field trip – thank you. What was the biggest take-away for you?
Simran

Comment by j500

The $50K from 1 acre; this was the first time that I’ve heard somebody say “it paid off” to grow organically. Seems like a cool way to make a living while still living in the city.

~ Sarah H

Comment by shemme

Exactly. My only concern is how organic price premiums lock people with limited funds out of the market. I spoke to the co-founder of Peoples Grocery today and hoped he would have a neat answer for me of how to manage money and health but he didn’t. Do you have any thoughts on that?
Simran

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