UZAZI VILLAGE COMMUNITY GARDEN COUNCIL

Our aim is to engage in ancestral, somatic, and community based modalities of improving access within our urban communities to fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. We build community immunity through increasing access to growing spaces for food security and shifting to sustainable, organic, local, traditional, culturally appropriate, nutritionally dense foods.

Our Community Garden Projects in Perennial Progression

We seek to bridge our journey to reproductive justice and food sovereignty through providing our melanated birthing communities and all most affected by food insecurity with growing spaces in our community garden and food sovereignty sites to heal their relationship to the land and expand access to fresh, locally grown food, non-GMO seeds, soil, compost, and medicinal and culinary herbs and plants.

Through the Covid-19 crisis, we have sprouted a volunteer collective of black farmers, foragers, herbalists, and healers to skillshare within our community, build mutual aid networks, and distribute foods for the body, mind and spirit from our Midwifery Perinatal Perennial Herb and Peace Garden through the Uzazi Village Apothecary.

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Midwifery and Perinatal Perennial Garden

Our Midwifery and Perinatal Perennial Garden provides gentle herbs for supporting conception, healthy pregnancy, breastfeeding support, and postpartum recovery.
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Peace and Meditation Garden

Our Peace and Meditation Garden is a space amidst our baby fruit tree orchard that offers a natural sanctuary and green space for grounding practices.
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Food Sovereignty SQAD KC

Our Food Sovereignty Squad is a community based organization operating in the ancestral territories of the Missouria-Otoe. Food Sovereignty is a banner of joint struggle for justice, and as the larger framework for Agroecology. We are striving to achieve Food Sovereignty through Agro-Ecology, the study of reclamation, restoration and rejuvenation of Ancestral Agricultural practices.
Agroecology means that we stand together in the circle of life, and this implies that we must also stand together in the circle of struggle, against land grabbing and the criminalization of our movements. We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who struggle – sometimes sacrificing their lives – to defend their territories from the latest wave of land grabbing that affects so many of our countries.

We see this work as a continuation of a long lineage of ancestral agrarian stewardship in developing alternative, sustainable, and organic food systems to nourish and heal our own communities.

OUR PROJECTS INCLUDE:

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Grass to Garden Projects

We support family plots in our community garden and 20 families to build and care for home and community gardens in KCMO. We are centering Black, Indigenous, people of color, pregnant people, families with children, folks impacted by food apartheid, and survivors of mass incarceration.

Since the COVID-19 crisis arose, the number of interested families in our community base has quadrupled. With your support and solidarity, we will provide all of the materials and expertise needed for people to start growing their own essential foods and medicine. The demand for this project is very high and we are accepting donations to manifest this materials and labor for this project.

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Sankofa StarSeed Sovereignty Kits

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Farm2Fire Fellowship Monthly

Our squad collectively organizes and mobilizes in developing food production and healing spaces in Kansas City.

WE WORK TO MEET OUR GOALS BY…

SANKARA FARM

  • 7419 Murkins Rd, Kansas City, MO 64133
    • Community Supported Agriculture (Weekly and monthly pay as you go)
    • Tool Library
    • Compost site
    • Outdoor Classroom
    • Demonstration Garden
    • High Tunnel
    • Plant Nursery
    • Food Harvest and Production
  • African Indigenous Foodway Garden
    • Cotton
    • Sorghum
    • Okra
    • Purple Hull Peas
  • Medicinal, Culinary Herb and Flower Garden
  • Sankofa Starseed and Native Pollinator Garden
  • Butterfly Garden
  • 6 Bee Hives
  • Baby Food Garden

DONNIE SANDERS MEMORIAL - COMMUNITY GRIEVING GARDEN

  • 51st and Wabash, Kansas City, MO

FRANK SMOCKS 7 OAKS COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • 4900 E 37TH St., East Kansas City, MO 64128
    • Community Garden
    • Garden Market
    • Church Supported Agriculture
    • “Grass to Garden” Sovereignty Site
    • Family and Community plots

IVANHOE COMMUNAL AND COMMUNITY GARDEN

  • 3515 Park Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109
    • “Grass to Garden” Sovereignty Site
    • Family and Community plots

UZAZI VILLAGE MIDWIFERY HERBAL GARDEN

  • 4232 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110
    • Uzazi Village Herbal Apothecary
    • Placenta Garden
    • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Grieving Garden
    • Sankofa StarSeed Library – wild, organic, heirloom and non-GMO seed library

Join Uzazi Village to make a difference
for families in your community

4232 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110  •  (816) 541-3718