It is with deep gratitude that we honor those who came before us. The Green Party in Kansas City has been around since 1985 and the original activists helped start many local organizations. Now that we are a recognized political party in the state of Missouri, we are continuing the struggle for an just, sustainable world that puts people, planet and peace over profit.
Local Greens have helped start the following organizations:
KC Food Circle
Food Not Lawns Kansas City
Bridging The Gap
Squash Blossom Food Cooperative
Seed Savers KC
Kansas City Permaculture Education, Extension and research (KCPEER)
Resolution Honoring Kansas City Green Party
Action Pioneers, February 2, 2017 Kansas City Missouri
Whereas the Coming Home to Eat Conference: Creating a Sustainable Regional Food System, was held ten years ago February 2 - 3, 2007 in Kansas City Missouri.
Whereas Key Kansas City Green Party founding members; Ben Kjelshus, Dee Berry, Craig Volland , Marie Smith along with numerous volunteers and sponsoring organizations organized and conducted the Coming Home to Eat Conference through their nonprofit, Heart of America Action Linkage.
Whereas the Coming Home to Eat Conference highlighted the dire reality of massive food insecurity in the Kansas City bioregion.
Whereas the Coming Home to Eat Conference catalyzed Greens to form the Kansas City chapter of Food Not Lawns, an International environmental action group. Food Not lawns KC has conducted over 20 UMKC Communiversity Classes, twice yearly, teaching hundreds of area residents Urban Permaculture design and ecologically sound strategies for replacing lawns and high maintenance landscaping while turning neighborhoods into communities.
Be it resolved that the Kansas City Heart of America Chapter of the Green Party of Missouri honors and thanks Ben, Dee, Marie and Craig for exemplifying Green thought and action at the local level. For putting their energy into creative solutions for food security, environmental and social justice issues in the Kansas City Bio-Region and for leaving an enduring legacy of local action for future generations.
Attested this day, Thursday February 2, 2017 by Valorie and Steve (Co-Coordinators)