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 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 www.umkc.edu/commu or call 816-235-1407
And Summer Communiversity catalog #2303A
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
Sunday, May 22, 2011
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
(BYO bag lunch at 11:30 AM)
At the home of PJ Quell and Larry Davis–
site of the new ¼ acre KCCUA forest garden
5425 Mastin St., Merriam, KS, 66203
Disease resistant apples, pears, plumbs and nut trees.
Raspberries, red, black, golden
Insectary plants yarrow, comfry, borage, thyme, hyssop, wild flowers, prairie plants and grasses.
Bamboo two varieties
Yellow grove Phyllostachys Aureosulcata Cat Bamboo grows to 30’ 2” diameter, edible shoots and
Ground Cover Bamboo Pleioblastus variegates 24” height ideal for sloop stabilization.
Soil for raised beds.
Probiotic soil microbes.
I can prune your fruit trees and brambles, prep your beds, build raised beds, no-till beds, plant edible landscaping.
Don’t plant a fruit tree till you talk to me about disease
Orchard maintenance, Organic pest control. resistant varieties and alternatives to spraying.
Wild flowers, prairie plants and grasses.
Prairie Ecosystems Management
Food Not Lawns
Urban Forest Gardens
Learn small scale Urban Food Forest Garden design
and hands on planting skills as we help develop a food forest at 43rd & McGee. Learn how to mimic the structure and function of forest ecosystems using sheet mulching, layering, planting patterns, species diversity, guilds and more. We will cover proper planning techniques for tree, shrubs and fruit. Two theory sessions and hands on planting workshop. Bring $10 to class for materials.
UMKC CLASS FEE: $14
Web site: www.foodnotlawnskc.org
Sec. A: 3 sessions; Wednesdays, April 6, 13
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; UMKC School of Medicine, Theatre C, first floor, 2411 Holmes Charlotte, KCMO
Hands on session Saturday April 16 2 – 5PM 43rd McGee
Register at www.umkc.edu/commu or Communiversity Winter 2011 Catalog
The most valuable workers on my farm are the red worms in my compost pile. They are giving me wealth beyond compare. They change the organic materials in the compost to humus. Humus is the most valuable substance on Earth.
Humus is a dark colored and fairly stable soil organic matter with known and unknown physical and chemical properties. It is an integral part of the organic matter complex in living soil. Humus appears to be the product of the microorganisms in living soil, soil that has not been killed by Death-a-cides and petrochemical toxins.
The earth worm’s intestines are a rich ecosystem of bacteria and other microorganism of the soil community of life. They eat the compost organic material and concentrate the microorganisms and stable organic material and coat it with their slime. This is magical stuff, echy slime, binding the clumps of organic material and clusters of organisms into a crumbly spongy ball, Humus.
Now you can have your very own Humus factory and get the benefits of this remarkable organic substance. We are willing to part with some of our humus workers, red wigglers and share the wealth. Order today and if you are in the kansas City area we’ll arange delivery. If you not in our area we’ll ship them to you for a nominal charge.
In Kansas City Call 816 352-9213 for questions and delivery.
Just what are Bio-Ecstatic foods? Think of the wonderful experience of eating the first ripe strawberry, juicy peach or ripe tomato of the season. All your senses are heightened. Feeling the warm peach fuzz, the tenderness of a ripe tomato, a plump berry. These food memories are unforgettable. Seeing and feeling the colors. You bite into the luscious fruit tasting the colors, the sweetness. Feeling the texture on your tongue. Food like it was supposed to taste. Grown with love and integrity using the sustainable EcoSysten Management approach.
Experience Bio-Ecstatic foods weekly with a Platte Prairie Farms CSA share Starting June 5th till October 30th.
Platte Prairie Farms has formed a partnership with Fieldstone Orchard in Overbrook, Kansas to supply fruits and berries in five of our CSA weekly distributions.
CSA member choose five items from the following list: rhubarb, strawberries, pie-cherries, blackberries, raspberries, plums, peaches, grapes, asian pears, crabapples and apples
Fieldstone Orchard one of this area’s leading orchards supplying fruits and berries to the Merc in Lawrence and the Squash Blossom Food Coop in Kansas City.
Visit our Summer CSA page for more details.