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Kansas City Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course

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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:

  •           Local Food Systems
  •           Permaculture for Community Development
  •           Social and Environmental Justice
  •           Zone 00: Integral Permaculture theory
  •           Urban Ecosystems Restoration

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

  Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course – Winter-Spring 2016 by Steve Mann



2015 Food Not Lawns Kansas City Sweet Potato Project

Prairie Ecosystems Management is handling the online orders for the Food Not Lawns Kansas City’s 2015 Sweet Potato Project.

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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:

  • Sweet potato planting,
  • Cultivation
  • Harvest
  • Storage.

Sponsored by:

Community Ecological Enterprise Hub

Antioch Urban Growers

Food Not Lawns Kansas City

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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!


AgroEcological Design Services


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Premium Red Wiggler Castings


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1 pound premium worm castings 

Designing Edible Forest Gardens Workshop

Prairie Ecosystems Management


                             Sustainable AgroEcology

  • Agroforesty
  • Permascape Design
  • Season Extension Structures
  • Edible Landscape Plants
  • Conservation Biological Control

Consulting and Design

Steve Mann

Kansas City Missouri

816 352-9213



Peremascape Workshop May 7 & 14

Kale Culture

                   Low cost appropriate technology for healthy eating and lifestyle.

SkyLid Coldframe  season extension structure custom built for your site.

In the Fall  plant kale, spinach and other cold season vegetables   and harvest through out the winter  for your  ‘grow your own’ lifestyle.

 In the Spring  get a head start on spring tender vegetables like tomatoes  peppers, eggplant and cucumbers. 

 We are constantly developing  new innovative designs  so you can grow healthful vegetables  all year long give us a call. 816 352-9213




Permascape for the Urban Environment Workshop

Permascape is the design and installation of edible, low maintenance, and low ecological footprint landscapes using permaculture and Ecosystems Management principles. Learn about: plants for edible landscaping, integrated pest management, ecological engineering for bio-diversity and habitat restoration, site water retention techniques, cover crops and soil fertility, inner cropping vegetable production and lawn eradication techniques. 

 There is a bonus field tour on Saturday, August 18 10:00 AM at the Food Not Lawns Experiment Station, 6310 NW Waukomis Dr., KCMO on cover crops, inner cropping, no till fruit and vegetable production. We will follow the tour with a Food Not Lawns Kansas City Potluck and get together at 12PM. Everyone is welcome.

 Wednesdays, August 15, 22 2012 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 UMKC School of Medicine, Theatre C, first floor, 2411 Holmes, KCMO

 Register Online at or call 816-235-1407

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Permascape a Paradise Garden


Permascape is the design and installation of edible, low maintenance, and low ecological footprint landscapes using permaculture and Ecosystems Management principles. 

·         Plants for Edible landscaping

·         Integrated pest management

·         Ecological engineering

·         Site water retention techniques

·         Cover crops and soil fertility

·         Lawn eradication techniques

Design and Instalation Services