Urban agriculture takes center stage at City Council meeting
Seeds planted in discussions about urban agriculture in Kansas City may finally be bearing fruit.
At a meeting of the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council yesterday, Bad Seed Farm — an organic farm at 95th and State Line run by husband and wife Daniel Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio — was granted a zoning change on a 13.5 acre piece of property, and Councilman John Sharp introduced an ordinance to change the zoning and development code.
“We have worked for months with city staff, community members, farmers and gardeners to update the codes to better reflect current trends in urban agriculture and local foods,” said Katherine Kelly, director of the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture. “We hope to have the changes in place in time to impact summer and fall plantings and harvests.”