For many years I have been following a group of families that chose to move to the inner city, Lykins Neighborhood, Kansas City; to be exact. The Urban Farming Guys (UFG) are a non profit 501c3 organization with a motto of “Sharing Knowledge…Feeding Nations”. They uprooted their lives to make a change in others lives. Their living experiment is to cultivate life in one of the most urban neighborhoods in Missouri. Giving people purpose and resources to live a sustainable lifestyle is a goal for these families. This goal, I might add, has been successful. Where crime rate dropped 21% between 2008 – 2010. They have changed the lives of people who once have been in the court system, homeless or struggled with hope for the future. By touching the lives of the youth in the neighborhood, they have taught them the gift being self reliant. Teaching the community job skills and natural resources have successfully impacted our future generations.
The vast amount of knowledge this group of people have is amazing, but most importantly, they are fun and quirky. In their informative videos, you can’t help but want to immediately go out and try to do it yourself. The videos are easily understood by those new to a sustainable lifestyle and educational enough for the novice. If you are wanting to be more involved or learn more about living a sustainable lifestyle; they offer training courses, internship to apprenticeship and international missions programs. If you are already immersed in sustainable living, you might be interested in their other opportunities offered to help the community. They have created a community garden and an after school program, with future plans of a mobile farmers market that will make organic farm fresh produce available to other inner city neighborhoods.
With vast knowledge in a variety of areas, the UFG share this knowledge on their website. They have videos on so many topics from alternative energy to worm farming. On their website you can find these videos categorized for your convenience and if you are truly interested in expanding your organic/natural sustainable knowledge, visit their website for more information.
At G2N we have shared with our readers ways to live more sustainable, therefore, when we come across an organization like Urban farming Guys, that promotes this lifestyle we want to encourage you to follow them and their progress. There are ways you too can help change lives and impact the future.