Friday, March 8, 2013

Indigo American Growers in Urban Agriculture

Indigo American Growers in Urban Agriculture in Kansas City, MO. 

Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an economic development Cooperative Organization, with three tenets of the organization’s Eco “Nome” -ic philosophy-
 1. Local Urban Agriculture to access the freshest and healthiest foods, and to reduce fossil fuel transportation and long term storage that reduces the nutritional quality.
2. At-Risk youth -entrepreneurial and Green skilled vocational training for vital health and wellness of Mind and Body and cultural community accountability 
3. Reduce, Reuse Recycling initiatives in composting and habitat and ecosystem recovery. 

We provide technical Support (Tilling, Weeding, Health Consultations, Soil Testing) for Health conscious, Gardeners, Seniors, and New Urban farmers. We also provide "Farm-A-See" Health and Wellness landscaping and advocate and support an Aquaponic center nestled in a community school green house. We have outreach programs and curriculum for holistic health and wellness centered around STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics in an urban farm environment.



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Sage Hedge
 AMEN PAR ANKH (Sacred House of Life), and Amen Ankh Urban Farms began business in 2011. We are available for Meetings, Counseling sessions, Classes, Spiritual healing.  Sign up for classes through the link below -for Private Consultations, Jewelry Making, Mandala Art, Aromatherapy, Gift basket crafts, Food Boxes, Afrikan Weddings and Ascension ceremonies, Seasonal Events, Workshops and family sessions and retreats.

Inspired by the 2008 documentary film "Unnatural Causes," which shared many of the tenets that we agree, still need to be rectified in the urban community. "So many are getting sick and dying prematurely from "Unnatural Causes."




“Access to proven health protective resources like clean air, healthy food, and recreational space, as well as opportunities for high quality education, living wage employment, and decent housing, is highly dependent on the neighborhood in which one lives. These inequities cluster and accumulate over people’s lives and over time successfully conspire to diminish the ultimate quality and length of life in these neighborhoods…”

*Homicide is the 6th leading cause of death. Before that is Heart Attack, High blood pressure, Diabetes, and Cancers and stroke, that can be reduced or eliminated by what we choose to put into our mouths and how we detox what we are exposed to in our environment.

*We need to address and relieve the correlation between Food and stress.

*We need to alleviate and expose the target marketing and institutionalization of additive consumerism found in toxic fast food – drive through restaurants, saturated alcohol marketing, highly processed and GMOs (Genetically Modified Objects)

*We need to obtain relief from codependency to prescription and illegal drug addiction

*We need to re-mediate the Unsafe, polluted, and hazardous waste environments.

Solutions:

*Limit number and density of fast food restaurants, especially in low-income areas.
*Increase healthy food availability:
Retain and attract Farmers markets and locally Grown Food stores and restaurants through tax write-offs and other incentives.
*Streamline permitting, zoning variances and local government support for Urban Farming.
*Strengthen alternative sources of fresh produce such as farmers’ markets, community and school based produce stands.
*Enforce regulations to limit nuisance activity (litter, prostitution, drug dealing) in and around stores and market places.
*Limit the hours of operation and restrict the sale of cheap, fortified alcohol products
*Establish and enforce regulations to restrict the number of liquor stores in census tracts with an over-concentration of off -sale premises.

What Makes Communities Healthy?

*Clean air, water, access to healthy foods,
*Elements of economic, social, and physical environments, represented by the people within the community
*Having 
Community services, Recreation and other social supports, 
*Cultural Autonomy and Respect
*Having access entrepreneurial support and green jobs,
*Home ownership, affordable housing
*Belonging, Safety, trust,
*Safe places to walk and play,
*Good relationships with civic servants who are free of racism, class-ism, and sexism



Amen Par Ankh is a Spiritual Center with the Amen Ankh Urban Farm. In the heart of the Kansas City Urban neighborhoods- for the healing of the neighborhoods.  We invite you to enjoy, our network of natural and holistic practitioners, Natural Hair services, Jewelry Talismans, Healing Henna designs, Tattoos, Yoga, Meditation, Counseling, Meetings and other healing classes and workshops! We are available for lectures, workshops and classes. For more information, please contact:
A. Nuta Amen-Ra

Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) 
amen.parankh@gmail.com 

Amen Ankh Urban Farms 
amen.ankh@live.com

Call: 816-839-745

3645 Bales Ave. Farm Lot

Kansas City, Mo. 64128


   
Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) and Amen Ankh Urban Farm; is a local Urban Farm nestled around a Spiritual Center in the heart of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Contact Us and become a member as We Celebrate the Cycles of Life!Email: amen.parankh@gmail.com , amen.ankh@live.com Call: 816-839-7945 sign-up for courses and support and information: http://emwot.ws/Amen_ParAnkh , http://amen-parankh.blogspot.com , Look for us on FaceBook & Twitter. We celebrate the Cycles of Life, Wellness and Balance in our everyday existence on earth. We assist in Wellness for Physical Fitness, Mental Health, and Spiritual Attainment - to realize the fullest capacities of life, health, prosperity and strength. We provide Whole Life Coaching, Energy work, A Par Ankh Reading Room, Org-Ankh Electric food Boxes, an Herbal Tea House & Juice bar, Outdoor Experiences, classes such as Cultural Head-wrapping, Natural Hair Braiding, beading and Lox twisting, ASCAC (The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization), Art Healing Mandalas, Jewelry Making, Gentle Yoga, Canning and preserving food, Health and Wellness Study Courses, Gifts, Accessories, Cultural Ceremonies, Workshops and special events. Amen Par Ankh means sacred House of Life. We acknowledge creation. We provide a space for your own personal discovery with quiet reflection and time for internal work, as well as an active space for expressions of our original ways of life. Ceremony, Counseling, Coaching, Cleansings, & Classes Amen Ankh Urban Farm is an urban agricultural enterprise with the goal of achieving environmental justice and sustainability by Healthy local food production and improving local neighborhood access to healthy Foods. We run Aquaponic Systems of farm raised fish, Herbs and micro-greens. We sell Org-Ankh Electric Food Boxes! We also provide Farm-a-See tours of successful Local Farmers. We grow selected local indigenous Herbs, Fruits, Vegetable and plant life of the Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash and cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage, and Kale, With Wheat Grass and other Sprouts, Herbs: Basil, Sage, Chives, Rosemary, Parsley, Peppers and Moringa nutritional drink supplements, -From our foods we produce Baked Goods, cosmetics, & liniments to provide Healing and Sovereignty: Through the inspiration of Kujichagulia (Self determination) All Original people. Dua (Th-ankh you!) ♥.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

FOOD FIGHT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu8QthlZ6hY&feature=youtu.be  

FOOD FIGHT!

The war between junk and food
A very creative film along the theme of "The Matrix" where "agents" (commercial market advertisers) try to target and invade a child, while walking down the street to a convenience store, to consume processed GMO junk. He is saved by a vegetarian- Neo character, who guides the young man to the "real world" of fresh fruits and vegetable health. An enjoyable children's film.

This film makes me think about how much junk there really is, and the many ways that it finds itself in our children and even ourselves. This junk has so often taken the place of good health. There is nothing in a typical grocery store worth consuming. even good seeds are hard to find. The nightmare is to recognize that many of us are obese in appearance but are really starving for real nutrition.