South KC Perspective
Five South KC Urban Farms Participate in Tour
By John Sharp
Interested persons will get to tour over 20 diverse farms and gardens in the metropolitan area, including five in south Kansas City, during the biennial Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, sponsored by Cultivate Kansas City.
The self-guided tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 or $10 for groups of four or more. Persons may purchase tickets by going to www.cultivatekc.org and clicking on Urban Grown Tour, then Urban Grown 2018 and then on Get Tickets Here.
Persons can see a map of the sites and find out more about each one by clicking on 2018 Tour Sites under Urban Grown Tour.
South Kansas City sites on the tour include:
City Bitty Farm, 9615 Grandview Rd., where I will be volunteering from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, which specializes in growing microgreens for area restaurants and includes a state of the art greenhouse.
Gillis Farm, 8150 Wornall Rd., which is a youth-managed farm that grows fruit and vegetables and has an outdoor eatery and kitchen.
Kansas City Community Gardens Beanstalk Children’s Garden, 6917 Kensington, which grows flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables.
Loud House Farm, 4300 E. 113th St., which grows flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables and raises chickens, goats and sheep.
Pearly Gates Organic Soapery & Homestead, 7000 Sycamore, which grows organic flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables; raises chicken and rabbits; and produces organic soaps and bath care products.