Cultivate Kansas City's Newsletter - September 2015
Building a Healthy, Sustainable City
By Black & Veatch, Major Harvest sponsor of the 2015 Urban Grown Tour
Many people who live and work in Kansas City feel strongly about and are committed to sustaining and growing the vitality of the region. That’s why Black & Veatch, with approximately 3,200 professionals living and working in the Kansas City metropolitan area, volunteers with Cultivate Kansas City.
The company was also honored to sponsor the 2015 Urban Grown Farms and Gardens Tour.
“What a success the tour was!” said Schuyler Whiteley of Black & Veatch. “Congratulations to everyone for sharing your stories, inspiring new gardens and changing the way we eat. This tour is fundamental to engage the Kansas City community in a healthy and sustainable lifestyle and I’m excited Black & Veatch has supported the event.”
Black & Veatch recognizes that neighborhood farms increase access to healthy food and improve our soil, water and air quality. The company is driven by ideas that improve the health and vitality of the people that Cultivate Kansas City involves –farmers, food entrepreneurs, low-income and underserved community members, policy makers, students, other organizations and volunteers from the community – in a program that teaches about good food.
“We are proud to be starting more vegetable production in the city, supporting the New Roots for Refugees CSA program and helping to ‘work the farm’ with Cultivate Kansas City,” Laura Adams said.
Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, and a leader in building critical human infrastructure in energy, water, telecommunications and government services. Founded right here in Kansas City, this year the company is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet client’s needs and provide sustainable benefits. Its water business provides innovative, technology-based solutions to utilities, governments and industries worldwide.