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Legislation #: 010236 Introduction Date: 2/8/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/8/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER NASH
Title: Honoring Kansas City Community Gardens for their dedication to serving the community.

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2/8/2001

Prepare to Introduce

2/8/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 010236

 

Honoring Kansas City Community Gardens for their dedication to serving the community.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Community Gardens enables city residents to improve the quality of life by providing nutritious food at low-cost, promoting gardening skills that encourage self-reliance, revitalizing neighborhoods, stimulating social intersection and providing opportunities for recreation, exercise and therapy; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Community Gardens assists low-income households, the elderly and other residents of Kansas City to produce vegetables and fruit from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots and at community sites; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Community Gardens works with neighborhood organizations, schools, housing developments, churches and other not-for-profit organizations to develop gardens that will benefit citizens of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Community Gardens provides gardening resources, including seeds, plants, tilling, fertilizer, garden space, tools, gardening information and technical assistance; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Community Gardens operates the BEANSTALK, a childrens gardening program that provides a unique educational experience for over 1,000 school children who receive the opportunity to learn about gardening, plants, food production, nutrition, insects and environmental issues; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the Kansas City Community Gardens for their dedication to serving the community; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Kansas City Community Gardens with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the many hours spent on volunteer service to help make Kansas City a better place to live and work.

 

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