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Food film screening to benefit Cultivate KC: June 24

Food film screening to benefit Cultivate KC: June 24

You can still join in on the free screening of a food film to benefit Cultivate KC and get rewarded with a free meal from Chipotle. The film "Truck Farm" profiles King Corn producer Ian Cheney in his venture to grow an entire garden in the back of a pickup truck. It will screen Friday, June 24, at BadSeed Market in the Crossroads Arts District at 5 and 6 p.m.

Cultivate KC (formerly the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture) and Chipotle Mexican Grill have come together to screen Truck Farm and also held an earlier screening of "Ingredients: A Documentary Film," which explores the local food movement.

Friday's screening is free with a $5 suggested donation to benefit Cultivate KC’s mission to educate Kansas City residents about local farming. For your donation, you will receive a Burrito Buck good for one free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos from Chipotle.



Mobile Farmers Market

Mobile Farmers Market



Beans & Greens - For every dollar you charge against your EBT/SNAP card, you get an extra dollar for your locan fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Every Saturday beginning April 16, 2011 10am to 2pm

Guadalupe Centers, Inc.

1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, KCMO 64108 (23rd St and Belleview)

Questions? Need additional information? call 816-561-6885

Market accepts: Food Stamps (EBT/SNAP), Debit and Cash.

What is ReEvent?

Anne Kelly & Company, a premier event design, and floral company located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, announces that it will be bringing its expo, "The reEVENT" to the Overland Park Convention Center this coming April 11, 12, 13, & 14. 


Powell Gardens' Spring Plant Sale is May 7-8

Powell Gardens' Spring Plant Sale is May 7-8

Serious gardeners always look forward to Powell Gardens’ biggest plant sale of the year. Select from a wide range of perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, trees, shrubs, seeds and some of the Gardens’ own best performers.

Also, this weekend is an exhibit and afternoon talk by the Bonsai Society of Kansas City, a 10 a.m. Saturday talk by phlox expert and author James Locklear, a Mother's Day brunch on Sunday (reservations required) and an outside performance by Brookside Brass on Sunday afternoon.

Dinosaur replicas are scattered throughout the Gardens as part of the Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure exhibit. Regular admission applies: $9.50/adults, $8.50/seniors, and $4/children 5-12.

Pearl Fryar Shares Empowering Story of How He Overcame Discrimination

Pearl Fryar Shares Empowering Story of How He Overcame Discrimination

World acclaimed topiary artist, Pearl Fryar will tell his insipriring story, Saturday, April 16. Fryar is the son of a sharecropper and barred from purchasing a home in an all-white neighborhood of Bishopville South Carolina.

They were dissuaded with the explanation that "Black people don't keep their yards." Dissuaded, this comment motivated Pearl to win Bishopville "Yard of the Month" and turned his yard into a horticultural wonderland. Pearl's story will motivate all ages. He will also demonstrate his topairy artistry and the donated trees will remain at the school and the community college.

The event will be held Saturday April 16, from 10:30 - 12:30 at the African Centered Education Collegium Campus.

An Evening With Pearl will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Johnson County Community College GEB-233  

Enchanted Garden: Orchids, Begonias & Fairy Houses at Powell Gardens

Enchanted Garden: Orchids, Begonias & Fairy Houses at Powell Gardens

A mix of exquisite orchids and bright begonias make a perfect background for a magical display of several dozen fairy houses in Powell Gardens’ conservatory, March 12-April 24.

Volunteers and staff have designed dwellings from cottages to castles for the wee folk using all natural materials: sticks, pebbles, shells, pinecones, dried flowers, feathers and nuts. Visitors can browse the gift shop for fairy garden accessories and fairy-themed merchandise, and Bird’s Botanicals is selling orchids.

Garden admission applies: $7/adults, $6/seniors, and $3/children 5-12 through March 31 and $9.50/adults, $8.50/seniors, and $4/children 5-12 beginning April 1.

Photographer to Lead a Year Review of KC Gardens

The next program in the Saturday morning speaker series sponsored by the Garden Center Association of Greater Kansas City continues a tradition started in recent years of having a look back at the year in Kansas City gardening.

Crazy at this year has been for gardeners, it is good to reflect on some public and private garden accomplishments. This year photographer Talis Bergmanis is scheduled to present a program titled “Looking Back at the Past Year: A Photographic Walk Through Kansas City Gardens.”

Bergmanis is a GCA member, president of GCA affiliate Heartland Peony Society and a photographer whose work has often graced the pages of the Kansas City Star. He has been collecting photos through the year for a look back on the gardening accomplishments of many of us in the area. Things grand and other that are quirky have caught his photographer’s eye as well.