Urban farmer helps boys grow into responsible men through mentor program

Posted on Aug 13 2019 - 5:27am by UOG

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An urban farmer in Kansas City is using his skills and life experience to cultivate the minds of young men.

Dre Taylor is the founder of Males to Men, a rites of passage program that works to raise “strong, conscious and productive young men.”

“A man has accountability and responsibility with himself and his community and that’s what we try to teach our young men,” Taylor said.

One component of the program involves Nile Valley Aquaponics, a plant and fish-based farm at the corner of 29th and Washbash. Taylor, who operates the farm, uses it to teach the young men in his program valuable lessons.


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