as well as apartments and condos
in low-rise buildings dot the streets of the Lykins
neighborhood of Kansas City,
which sits about three miles due east of the downtown area. This neighborhood has bonded together in a unique way to create a sustainable community centered around the idea of urban agriculture. Community gardens throughout Lykins produce healthy food for locals, raise fish, and create alternative energy.
Spinoffs from the community garden initiative include after-school arts programs and a robust neighborhood association. Expect to meet up with your neighbors at monthly lunches with city officials held at neighborhood gathering spots such as Eleo's Coffee House. Lykins stays well connected to the rest of Kansas City and beyond with its easy access to Interstate 70.