Cash Crops

Want to make some money off your next bumper crop? Find out how at Gibbs Road Community Farm (4223 Gibbs Road, in Kansas City, Kansas) during Feed Others: Urban Farming 101, from 6 to 8 p.m. The free workshop is among various events related to this year’s KC Urban Farms & Gardens Tour. As its numerical code implies, Urban Farming 101 is designed for beginners. The class covers basic backyard farming issues such as soil quality, crop selection, growing methods, and how to take your harvest to market. Janet Brown Moss, coordinator of the Farms & Gardens Tour, says the need for this type of instruction is increasing with the popularity of the movement toward local food production. “There are people who have never been introduced to growing things. It just didn’t enter their mind because they’re not of that bent or they didn’t have someone in their life who exposed them to that,” she says. “So it seems now, there are a lot of things in the news about food and this revolution thing going on — and they’re like, ‘Maybe I could do that. I wonder how do I even start?’ ” If that sounds like you, start by attending the seminar. It’s free, but preregistration is requested at
urbanfarmstourkc.com.

Wed., June 22, 6-8 p.m., 2011