“Eating food grown with loving care, from our place on Earth, our community, is your Primary Health Care System.”
Tuesday October 4, 2016 6:30 – 8:00
Location: 5937 Charlotte Kansas City MO
Oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus are used to break down complex carbon based toxins such as petroleum, benzene, antibiotics, personal care products and alkaline battery chemicals. Many of these are common pollutants in our urban environment.
Medical research has found that Oyster Mushroom produce statins and lovastatins that help in lowering LDL cholesterol in the body. Pleurotus ostreatus extract was also found to inhibit the proliferation of human breast and colon cancer cells.
This variety of fungus can also utilize common organic materials such as woodchips, bedding straw, garden refuse and even cardboard keeping these resources out of the waste stream. We can reap a harvest of highly nutritious, healing food while we remediate and build our soils. We are ecosystems managers, becoming more integral to our Place on Earth.
You will learn a simple method to grow oyster and other mushrooms in your yard with woodchips, straw and cardboard utilizing a shady spot where you can’t grow vegetable. You will also receive enough oyster mushroom spawn to build your own 3’ x 3’ bed. After your mushroom patch is established and producing you can use it to seed sites that need to be restored in your neighborhood.
Participants will also enjoy appetizers prepared by our host, Debbie Glassberg, a fabulous Raw Food Chief. As a bonus you will get an inside look at Debbie’s gorgeous Container Home and front yard vegetable garden in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood.
Workshop will be led by Steve Mann owner of Prairie Ecosystems Management
Agroforestry and Ecological Design and Consulting
The cost of the workshop including mushroom spawn is $25.00
There are a limited number of spots available for this unique workshop so sign up early at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-workshop-in-your-yard-mushroom-remediation-tickets-27990620700
Urban Permaculture Design Course focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities of the Urban Ecosystem. Permaculture design for urban and suburban homesteads and farms including sections on:
Feb 23 – May 14th 2016
Tuesday evening classes 6-9pm, Saturday morning field day 9-noon
Offered by: Kansas City Permaculture Education,Extension, & Research (KCPEER)
at: Urban Farming Guys MakerSpace
3700 E. 12th St. Kansas City MO 64127
Syllabus and registration form
Prairie Ecosystems Management is handling the online orders for the Food Not Lawns Kansas City’s 2015 Sweet Potato Project.
The Kansas City Sweet Potato Project is action and education about the benefits of having a sweet potato patch instead of a lawn patch. Sweet potatoes are a beautiful, highly nutritious edible landscaping plant that is an environmentally sound replacement for unsustainable lawns.
Started in 2008 by the local Food Not Lawns collaborative, we offer organic sweet potato plants for sale and workshops covering:
Community Ecological Enterprise Hub
Antioch Urban Growers
Food Not Lawns Kansas City
Prairie Ecosystems Management like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PrairieESM
We are offering three verities this year of certified organic sweet potato slips developed to thrive in our bio-region.
Beauregard, Traditional Orange Skin / Orange Flesh ORDERING OVER FOR THIS YEAR
Murasaki, Purple Skin / White Flesh Sweet Potato SOLD OUT
O’Henry, White Flesh Sweet Potato SOLD OUT
Sweet potato slip propagation is weather dependent . Sweet potatoes are a tropical plant that suffers when the soil temperature is lower than 50° so we cannot set a firm delivery date though it is usually the first week of June.
Order sweet potato slips for delivery June 4th – 12th 2015
Pick up at Antioch Urban Growers 2727 NE 44th St Kansas City Mo 64117
Please leave your email and phone number on order form message box.
Thank you and happy Sweet Potatoing!