urban farms

5:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

One Grant To Fund Two-City Blight Battle In Metro KC

The two Kansas Cities have won a $600,000 federal grant from the Environmental  Protection Agency to restore a score or more environmentally blighted areas. 

The project to be called One-KC Brownfields Coalition will include hazard cleanup, urban farms, orchards and gardens.

The properties are in a swath across state line. They lie in the central city of Kansas City Kansas and roughly bordered by  the Missouri River and 31st in Kansas City, Mo. 

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Harvest Public Media
5:15 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

From Flush To Fertilizer: City Farms Recycle Waste

Birmingham Farm, owned by the city of Kansas City, Mo., uses treated human waste as fertilizer.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

While most Americans don’t farm, they do contribute to agriculture by buying food at stores and restaurants. And about half of us make an additional donation in the form of fertilizer. With spring at hand, farmers are getting ready for planting. That means enriching the soil and that may just involve you.

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