Mama Tu’s Family Farm Washstand

Posted on June 9, 2021 by Alicia Alferman


Look at this brand new covered washstand that Cultivate KC staff helped Farmer Dena Tu and her family build. What’s even more impressive is that they assembled it all in just one day!

This wash stand is a perfect example of the kinds of projects funded by Get-Farming Mini Grants to streamline processes and improve productivity for local small farm businesses. Improved productivity makes the hard work of farming easier AND infuses our local food system with more healthy, local produce.

Mark Gawron, Metro Farms & Foods Program Manager oversees the grants, and Amanda Lindahl, Graduate Support Specialist is available to help New Roots graduate farmers navigate the application process. If the grant is approved, they often both pitch in to help the projects come together. This time they even talked Vince Nguyen, our Development Director into pitching in on assembly day!

Mama Tu’s Family Farm received this grant in 2021 to construct a washstand on their family farm in Kansas City, KS. Dena Tu is a 2011 graduate of the New Roots for Refugees program and the family sells produce at Brookside Farmers Market.