It is so incredible to see how much this event has flourished over the years and excited for the kickoff this weekend. Check here for event listings and like the Cultivate KC facebook page for updates on events and special features on participating farms. Order tickets for the tour here.
This is a great event to participate in and to immerse your children in the workings of local urban farms. If you are not from Kansas City be sure to check on your local urban farm network and tour a farm or maybe even volunteer. Some farms are more than willing to offer some nice healthy veggies as wages for a little work on the farm!
If you are not able to make it to this event seek out another way for your children to explore a local farm, or your own backyard, and learn a little about how healthy, sustainable food is grown. HINT : children tend to like food that they grow themselves!
Spring has officially arrived even if we still have snow covering the ground! We have some great local kansas city creative events coming up in April.
Herve Tullet will be at the Nelson Atkins on April 7th for an afternoon of storytelling and hands on painting. Herve is an acclaimed artist and children’s book author and illustrator that has a line of highly interactive books to spark the imagination. We have a few of the books above and they are so creative, I can’t wait to see what he has in store for all of the kids. View details of the event here. He also has some great interactive activities on his site. This one is a favorite.
The Kemper Museum also has a couple of free creative events for kids coming up in April. One is creating sculptures based on Frank Stella’s work and the other event, creating watercolors based on the work of Dale Chihuly. Take a look at all the details here at Kemper for Kids Spring schedule of events. Also check out their dates for Scavenger Saturdays too.
image credit herve tullet
Just wanted to share a couple of plant sales coming up in the Kansas City area.
The Bad Seed will be offering their Annual Transplant Sale offering heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, herbs, flowers + more this Friday April, 20th from 4 pm -9 pm. This is a great opportunity to buy quality organic transplants and speak with farmers and ask them your organic gardening/planting questions.
Another great sale to hit this spring is the Herb and Wildflower Sale at the John Wornall House on Saturday April 28th from 9 am – 1 pm, locally grown from Missouri Wildflower Nursery.
For all of you readers outside of Kansas City I encourage you to do a little research and find out where you can find some organic transplants and locally grown native plants to add to your garden.
photography by Jamie of from me to you blog
For a little planting inspiration take a look at the blog entry on the from me to you blog above on creating your own urban garden. It started as simply planting one rosemary plant and has grown to much more. His photography will truly inspire you to plant + grow, even if it is only a simple herb garden!
Earth day is coming up this Sunday. Enjoy this week savoring some outdoor time and giving thanks for the beautiful earth we live on!