urban agriculture http://kcur.org en Council Votes On Traffic Lights, Chickens, Animal Abuse http://kcur.org/post/council-votes-traffic-lights-chickens-animal-abuse-0 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Traffic lights, animal cruelty and backyard chickens highlighted Thursday's Kansas City, Mo. city council meeting.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><b>City yields on traffic signals</b></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Half of the Kansas City traffic signals that were turned off late last year will be turned back on, as the city yielded to neighborhood pressure.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:14:23 +0000 Steve Bell 40458 at http://kcur.org One Grant To Fund Two-City Blight Battle In Metro KC http://kcur.org/post/one-grant-fund-two-city-blight-battle-metro-kc <p></p><p>The two Kansas Cities have won a $600,000 federal grant from the Environmental&nbsp; Protection Agency to restore a score or more environmentally blighted areas.&nbsp;</p><p>The project to be called One-KC Brownfields Coalition will include hazard cleanup, urban farms, orchards and gardens.</p><p>The properties are in a swath across state line.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They lie in the central city of Kansas City Kansas and roughly bordered by&nbsp; the Missouri River and 31</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Kansas City, Mo.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:34:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40453 at http://kcur.org Inside The Urban Farm Movement http://kcur.org/post/inside-urban-farm-movement <p>People have always grown food in urban spaces &ndash; from windowsills to neighborhood parks &ndash; but today, urban farmers say they&rsquo;re leading a new movement. On this Wednesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at efforts to transform the nation&rsquo;s food system.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:41:54 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20046 at http://kcur.org Inside The Urban Farm Movement The Kansas City Farmer Of The Future http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-farmer-future <p>For this Wednesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we bring you our second show asking-- <em>what will the farmer of the future look like?</em>&nbsp; But this time we&#39;re looking for answers in our own metro area.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:49:46 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18479 at http://kcur.org The Kansas City Farmer Of The Future Residential Composting http://kcur.org/post/residential-composting <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 10px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio from&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.badseedfarm.com/" style="text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(16, 92, 182); ">BADSEED&nbsp;Farms</a></strong>&nbsp;visit the studio to talk about ways to compost at home and their&nbsp;new residential composting program starting&nbsp;next month.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ferguson 15352 at http://kcur.org Residential Composting Urban Agriculture Ordinance Clears Committee http://kcur.org/post/urban-agriculture-ordinance-clears-committee <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c2a2395ab8c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c2a2395ab8c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c2a2395ab8c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-905419.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – After months of discussion and weeks of committee hearings, Kansas City's Planning and Zoning finally sent the full city council an urban agriculture ordinance Wednesday.</p> Thu, 03 Jun 2010 07:28:05 +0000 Steve Bell 6682 at http://kcur.org Urban Agriculture Debate Continues In KC http://kcur.org/post/urban-agriculture-debate-continues-kc <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City's city council still hasn't finalized a ordinance on community gardens and urban agriculture, but it did complete public hearings on the subject on Wednesday.</p> Fri, 14 May 2010 14:41:39 +0000 Steve Bell 6623 at http://kcur.org KCMO Council Considers Nurturing Urban Agriculture http://kcur.org/post/kcmo-council-considers-nurturing-urban-agriculture <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c2bfde0d28f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c2bfde0d28f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c2bfde0d28f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-899587.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Locally-grown produce is becoming increasingly popular around the country, but in Kansas City, not everyone seems to want food grown as locally as next door.</p> Mon, 03 May 2010 18:18:12 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6582 at http://kcur.org KCMO Council Considers Nurturing Urban Agriculture