Urban ag proponents to seek neighborhood support
A committee looking to change the way the city deals with urban farms met for a second time on Wednesday night. The goal was to further define the group’s mission and begin the process of reaching out to neighborhoods.
“The reason we’re here is that some growers in urban areas have had onerous restrictions placed on their ability to grow and sell products. We want to determine how we can make changes that are still amenable to the larger community,” said Gretchen Kunkel, who moderated the meeting and attended as a representative of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition.
The committee split into three sections for a majority of the meeting at the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center. Topics were communication strategies, outreach to neighborhoods, and what research needs to be done to see how other cities are approaching the issue of urban agriculture.