Mike and Roxie: Growing Food in Kansas City

All Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

To help launch the new Seed Library at the Ruiz Branch, Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks and his wife, blogger Roxie Hammill, discuss Mike and Roxie's Vegetable Paradise, their memoir/guide to growing food in Kansas City.
Mike Hendricks and Roxie Hammill
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kansas City Star columnist Mike Hendricks and his wife, blogger Roxie Hammill, discuss their book Mike and Roxie’s Vegetable Paradise, which is both a how-to manual and a memoir based on the authors’ years of gardening.

Their talk complements the launch of the Seed Library at the Kansas City Public Library’s Ruiz Branch, which allows patrons to “check out” flower and vegetable seeds. In the fall they will “return” seeds they have harvested from their plants. Ruiz will also house an expanded collection of gardening books available for checkout.

Seed Library partners include Cultivate Kansas City, Kansas City Community Gardens, Switzer Neighborhood Farm, and Westside Community Action Network.