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KC Black Urban Growers

KC Black Urban Growers
Kansas City, MO United States
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Introducing KCBUGS:

Dina Newman:  KCBUGS Coordinator, backyard grower and creator and project manager for the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council's "Grown in Ivanhoe" Project.

Eric Person:  Farmers' Market Manager and Manager-Owner of Kansas City Aquaponics.  Eric is a local social activist focusing on food policy/justice and urban garden education for youth.

Sam Davis:  Kansas City, Kansas Juniper Gardens Training Farm Site Manager, Cultivate Kansas City, independent vegetable and fruit framer. Sam grows and sells his own produce is an educator and mentor for refugee farmers.

Erika Bush: Kansas City, Kansas Juniper Gardens Training Field Crew member, Cultivate Kansas City community gardener. Erika works with Sam at the Juniper Gardens Training Farm. She is a gardener and informal food educator for her community.

Michael Rollen:  Michael has a passion for perserving Native American grape species and is the owner of Ophelia's Bule Vine, a mico-vineyard that will bring locally grown organic table grapes to low-income residents in the Kansas City area.

Dre Taylor:  Dre is the director of "Males to Men" mentoring, a youth mentoring organization with the mission to raise strong, productive, responsible youth and to re-establish accountable, productive leadership in the community. "Males to Men" has a Nile Valley Aquaponic 100,000 pounds of food project.

Toni Gatlin:  Toni is a certified Master Gardener, community gardener, schoolyard garden volunteer and advocate for healthier communities through the growing of locally grown produce. Toni is an instructor to young children in nutrition education and gardening at five local elementary schools.

Frank Smocks:  Frank has been gardeing and growing food in his low income community for a long time. Retired from the business world, Frank's impeccable work ethic is seen in his commitment to helping transform low-wealth neighborhoods and communities.

Ryan Tenney: Works at the Niles Home for Children with their educational farm and market.  He worked as a crew member at Cultivate KC's Gibbs Road Farm and he is an artist and activist for racial and economic justice.





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Amount Raised:



83% Raised of $20,000 Goal