Organized by Food Not Lawns Kansas City, the fifth annual Kansas City Sweet Potato Project aims at growing 20,000 pounds of sweet potatoes in parks, schools, churches, businesses, community gardens and residential lawns. The goal is to grow, tend, harvest and cure for storage 10,000 pounds for Harvesters and other local food pantries, and 10,000 pounds for the growers who participate in the program.
Sweet potato transplants can be purchased at the Kansas City Community Gardens, 6918 Kensington Ave, Kansas City, MO, online at www.squashblossomcoop.org and at farmers markets around the city.
To learn more, visit www.foodnotlawnskc.org or contact Karin Page at 816-921-0856 or Steve Mann at 816-352-9213.