Archive for July, 2009

We’ve got worms!

Our worms are rejuvenated and repopulated. Ready to compost your food and paper waste indoors? Then meet us at the City Market this Saturday, July 18th and we’ll help you get started.

Plenty of bokashi and worm castings will be on hand as well! See you there.

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July 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm Leave a comment

Growing Power grows the movement

KC Urban Farms & Gardens Tour--BADSEED Farm

If you’re hungry for more information on urban farming, check out this article from the NY Times. Will Allen’s Growing Power urban farm in Milwaukee does it all.

Urban beekeeping? check.

Tilapia and watercress that sustain one another via aquaponics? check.

Composting with worms? double check.

“When you’re producing a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of food in such a small space, soil fertility is everything. Without microbe- and nutrient-rich worm castings (poop, that is), Allen’s Growing Power farm couldn’t provide healthful food to 10,000 urbanites.”

And what’s most inspiring about this farm—and many urban farms for that matter—is shifting the imbalance of where fresh, nutritious food is accessible and affordable. Because if the nearest place to purchase an organic, reasonably priced tomato is a 2 hr commute by bus……that fast food joint on the corner is going to be awfully appealing. Allen even considers this common urban development practice a form of redlining. And we agree.

So if you had an opportunity to tour Kansas City’s urban farms recently, be sure that your interest and support doesn’t stop there. Ask how you can get more involved. Sign up for a CSA membership if you haven’t already. Or learn about how to grow your own!

July 8, 2009 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

Recuperation!

Thank you for your interest in the green worm. In fact, there’s been so much interest that our red wigglers need a break—some time to relax and re-populate! We will not be at the City Market this Saturday, but will return with revived worms, worm bins, and composting solutions on Saturday, July 18th.

In the meantime, you can call Eric at 913.706.3674 to arrange a time for pick up at our urban farm in Waldo.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the Urban Farms and Gardens Tour last Sunday! We were stationed out at BADSEED Farm, and by all accounts it was a wildly successful day. You can find some photos here and here.

Thank you and happy worming!

July 3, 2009 at 10:08 am Leave a comment


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