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-
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
A. Nuta Amen-Ra
Amen Par Ankh (Sacred House of Life) firstname.lastname@example.org
Amen Ankh Urban Farms
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: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org 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!) ♥.