For all of you Kansas City folks, here’s a list of places offering organic and locally grown seedlings for transplanting to your garden.
Upcoming transplant sales and events in Kansas City
Eat Local and Organic Food Expo | April 12, 9:30 – 2:30
Bad Seed Annual Organic seedling sale | April 18th 4-9
John Wornall House Annual Herb and Wildflower sale | April 26, 8-1
Cultivate KC, Gibbs road farm transplant sale | April 26, 8-1
Cultivate KC features Dr. Vandana Shiva | events held April 17-19
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist and author who is changing the way the world thinks about food, agriculture and sustainability. You can read a great article about her in the current Edible KC magazine right here starting on page 16. The whole issue is filled with great resources including a list of area farmers markets.
One more very valuable resource is this directory from the Kansas City Food Circle. It’s an extensive list of local, sustainable food producers.
Happy spring planting! Also, please let me know about other seedling sales you like to visit around the city that I may have missed.
Hands down .. this is fantastic ketchup and the non-profit organization that mentors inner city boys, teaching them about growing healthy food and business skills .. even more fantastic!
BoysGrow is a not-for-profit agency providing mentoring, entrepreneurship skills, and positive male role-models for inner-city boys ages 12-15. BoysGrow literally broke ground in the Spring of 2010 and is a year round farming and business program supporting the youth by providing valuable personal and business tools while cultivating and selling our products.
– Boys Grow
This kansas city based group of inner city boys are growing their own healthy ingredients, producing salsa, ketchup and BBQ sauce that they sell in select local grocery stores. We tried the salsa last year and continue to buy it per request from our boys + we really try to support these outstanding local companies. I am always asked when I serve anything with salsa for dinner. ” Is it Boys Grow salsa, because that’s our favorite” This year we tried the ketchup and whooaaa is is amazing! We have found it served at one local restaurant Succotash and hope that it will filter into others. Simple ingredients are used to create this yummy ketchup and to find the stores that carry their products visit their website here.
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!