Splitlog Farm is a unique urban farm near downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Rachael McGinnis Millsap, Farm to School Academy director, manages the farm. It’s across the street from M.E. Pearson Elementary, and students as young as preschoolers come over for outdoor, age appropriate plant science courses. They germinate seeds, plant seedlings and harvest produce for their cafeteria.
Video: A Visit to Splitlog Farm
Community Housing Wyandotte County established the farm in 2014 to support their community building and engagement goals and in 2018, formed a partnership with KC Healthy Kids to operate the farm.
The farm is an excellent example of how a small space can be used to grow a substantial amount of food, and kids are a big part of that. On just a third of an acre plot, Splitlog grows more than 1,600 pounds of produce, which is distributed to the community.
The lot also features an orchard and a small natural playground.
In 2018, Splitlog Farm received the Champions for Health Award from KC Healthy Kids.
KC Healthy Kids manages the farm with the goal of improving farm to school opportunities in Kansas City, Kansas and providing food to people in the neighborhoods that surround the farm.
Partnering organizations include The Giving Grove, Kansas City Community Gardens, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and others will be involved. The farm offers excellent service opportunities for volunteers who want to help plant and harvest produce and distribute it to the community.
Schedule a tour or field trip:
Field trips are standards-based for Pre-K-6. Contact Rachael McGinnis Millsap, 816-523-5353, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to volunteer:
Contact Natalie Martinez, 913-342-7580, email@example.com.