Red Bridge Elementary School and St. Peter & All Saints Episcopal Church are some of the newest spots in south Kansas City where small orchards have been planted to help tackle hunger.
The orchards are sponsored by the Giving Grove, a Kansas City-based nonprofit that partners with churches, schools and other institutions to help at-risk communities grow, harvest and share healthy food.
Out of the box ideas are welcome at the community stakeholder meeting Thursday night at the Red Bridge Mid-Continent Public Library. “That’s how we grow,” says Jim Staley, community relations and planning director for Mid-Continent Libraries.
As you walk down the manicured main street in Martin City, it becomes vividly clear that the path has been walked by many before us. The roaring trains, the bustling businesses and small-town feel remains 120 years later.