The Lawrence Sustainability Network’s gardening group, SLUG (support for local urban gardeners) is planning a tour in June of Lawrence food gardens, and the group hopes to include more gardens than the 12 featured in last year’s inaugural event. If you didn’t get the notice and have a garden that you think others could learn from, contact the group: SLUG dot LSN at gmail dot com.
The bad news is that Kansas has had among the highest rates of food-borne illness reported in the country. The good news that the high rate is because Kansas does such a good job finding and reporting such illnesses, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Kansas City, Mo., public radio station KCUR has received a grant to cover agribusiness. The grant will allow the hiring of six people to help cover farming practices, food and fuel production and their impact on the economy, jobs, and environment, according to KCUR. We’ll hope and trust that means looking deeper than the latest press release from Cargill and Monsanto.
It’s after the fact, but I got a big enough kick out of the April fool news that China is buying Kansas, that I thought I’d share the link to the post by Chris Clayton on the Progressive Farmer.