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Let’s Grow! It starts here, now. is KC Farm School at Gibbs Road’s online conference to inspire you to learn more, use your voice, and act. Both local and from across the map, presenters will share information on topics such as water conservation, native plants, herbalism, wellness, social and environmental justice, and they will tell how they make change in their communities.

Ordinary people doing ordinary things making a difference where they live.

KC Farm School at Gibbs Road hope that this conference will empower people of all ages, abilities and ancestries to take action and make change, here, now, even if it’s as simple as growing a tomato and saving seed for next year.

 

Friday, November 6th: On-Farm

A socially-distanced evening at the farm to wander and wonder with picnics from Sone Ze Ya, music by the Kansas City Bear Fighters, Raku firing with KC Clay Guild, and local artists at 4:30 pm.

*Subject to change based on public health guidelines. If crowd sizes are restricted, a lottery system will be used for on-farm activities.

Saturday November 7th: Virtual

A virtual all day conference with panels and lectures designed to spark action and light the path toward change.

MORNING PANEL DISCUSSION

Toward Solution: Hearing the Call, led by our founder, Alicia Ellingsworth featuring Rakmi Shaiza of Stitching Change, Emily Brown of the Food Equality Initiative, Semra Fetahovic of Cultivate KC’s New Roots for Refugees program, Nicolette Paige of Beelicious Honey and Soul Child Awakenings, and Bailey Watson of Kansas City Mutual Aid.

MORNING LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Races United, Buffalo Seed Company, Prairie Garden Farm, Representative of Soul Fire Farm

LUNCHTIME COOKING CLASS WITH GI GI JONES + RESTAURANT RUSH + MUSIC BY ELEXA DAWSON

AFTERNOON PANEL DISCUSSION

Toward Solution: Ending Food Insecurity, led by our board chair, Jennifer Thomas featuring Tekia Thompson of After the Harvest, Jerry Jones of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City, Cornell Ellis of Kanbe’s Markets, Kendall Dix formerly of Healthy Gulf, and Mark Manning of KCK Organic Teaching Gardens.

AFTERNOON LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

The Land Institute, Richard Mabion, Happy Apple’s Native Plants Farm, David Dods on Rain Gardens

HAPPY HOUR CONVERSATIONS

Mixology with Nicole Elizabeth Dearing, Fitness and Food with WeAreWhatWeEatLetsCook, Happy Trees Virtual Painting Class, and our own KC Farm School Firestarters leading a conversation to pull ideas and resources together and create action.

EVENING CALL TO ACTION

Let’s Grow Wyandotte 2021 Roundup and Water Conservation Plan and Policy in WyCo, both led by our Let’s Grow Wyandotte community backyard farming members.

Sunday, November 8th: On-Farm

A morning on the farm to wrap-up the weekend including planting the farm’s 2021 garlic crop, the launch of our self-guided QR code-driven farm tour, closing remarks to move conversations into action, and GF brunch with local coffee, and ‘Show and Tell’.

*Subject to change based on public health guidelines. If crowd sizes are restricted, a lottery system will be used for on-farm activities.