SELECTED PRESS MENTIONS

Urban Gardening im alten Gut

By Birgitt Eltzel. Lichtenberg Marzahn Plus. June 1, 2017. In German.

The Growth of Happy Farm

By Denisse Aguilar. The Mindfulness Bell. Summer 2016.

This Kansas City Program Helps Refugees Build a Future Through Work and Food

By April Flemming. Feast Magazine. May 27, 2016

Food Forests Manage Themselves

By Andrea Darr. The Kansas City Star. May 14, 2016.

Refugees Plant Seeds of a New Community in Kansas City

By Oluwakemi Aladesuyi. National Public Radio. April 20, 2016.

Nourishing Our Togetherness, Protecting Our Planet

By Brother Phap Dung. Plum Village News. February 22, 2016.

Looking at Kansas City Vacant Land as an Opportunity

By Laura Spencer. KCUR Public Radio. May 13, 2014.

Cultivate Kansas City’s Food Forest Begins to Mature

By Alicia Ellingsworth. Cultivate Kansas City Newsletter. December 2013 – January 2014.

Harvest Is the Way

By Stuart Watson. The Mindfulness Bell. Summer 2013.

Yards Gone Wild Are Producing Wholesome Foods

By Roxie Hammill. The Kansas City Star. June 11, 2013.

Kansas City Urban Ag Org. Supports City Farmers While Growing Healthy Communities

By Abbie Stutzer. Seedstock. January 22, 2013.

Growing Urban Agriculture: Equitable Strategies and Policies for Improving Access to Healthy Food and Revitalizing Communities

By Allison Hagey, Solana Rice and Rebecca Flournoy. PolicyLink 2012.

Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

By Dale Maharidge. University of California Press. 2011.

A Midwest Food Forest

Eating Well in Kansas City. April 2011.

New High Tunnel Ready for Planting at Juniper Gardens Training Farm

New Roots for Refugees Blog. December 8, 2010.

Kansas City Pioneers New Models for Urban Farms

By Breaking Through Concrete. Grist Magazine. June 12, 2010.

Breaking through Concrete: Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture

By David and Michael Hanson. WhyHunger.Org. June 9, 2010.

Urban Agriculture’s Importance in Kansas City, KS

By John Lobertini. America’s Heartland. Episode 520. Segment starts at 6:15 min. into the program.

Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture

Spotlight Difference Makers. KCPT-Television. April 1, 2010.

Urban Gardens Are Changing the Landscape for Food

By Associated Press. The Augusta Chronicle. August 7, 2009.

Growing New Hope for Refugees

By Beth Bader. Eat Drink Better. June 29, 2008.

"Daniel was a definite asset to our assignment desk...it requires highly organized, flexible and intelligent individuals with exceptional communication skills and the ability to handle ever-present deadline pressure."

Richard Ayoub
Executive Producer, KCBS-TV Los Angeles, USA

"Daniel has exceptional skills as an educator, both in formal presentation and in workshop settings. He is a clear and compelling speaker. Through our partnership with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the New Roots for Refugee program at Juniper Gardens, he has developed particular expertise in working across language and nationality/ethnic differences and in working with non-literate refugee and immigrant communities."

Katherine Kelly
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Cultivate Kansas City, Kansas City, USA.

"Daniel has been highly organized and prepared, open to mentoring and guiding students, and a truly innovative and creative thinker. The students have had a very positive response to Daniel and his open-hearted and compassionate approach... Daniel is a patient and forgiving instructor who maintains high standards in the classroom while moving students to do more creative and challenging work."

Dr. Jacob Wagner
Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Design, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA

"Daniel... never hesitated to go the 'extra mile' toward a better product"

Ruth Schwartz
Executive Director, Shelter Partnership, Los Angeles, USA

"Students receive invaluable opportunities for additional learning thanks to engaged farmers and community activists like yourself"

Robert J. Dole
Former U.S. Senator

"Daniel has been a dear and valued colleague to me, whose intelligence, creativity, sense of humor and big heart I have greatly appreciated.... Daniel is a well-organized manager, inclusive and holistic in style and, where appropriate, also hands-on. He involves people, works hard to build consensus and makes team members feel valued and heard. Daniel goes the extra mile in finding and implementing lasting and comprehensive solutions."

Rachel Pollock
Director of Refugee and Immigration Programs, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, USA

"Daniel brought great enthusiasm and an infectious joyful energy to our group and the work. This energy gifted our group with motivation and helped us to consistently achieve our goals.

Daniel used his life experience and wisdom to offer mentorship to me and the team members in matters including meditation, relationships and conflict resolution. Personally I grew a lot in Daniels company, and through dialogue with him learned a lot about what's important in life.   

What impressed me most about Daniel is his deep desire to serve. He feels a deep affinity with the earth and the inhabitants of the earth. His work reflects this affinity. He is moved to protect the environment and help those he meets grow, heal and work towards realising their true potential."

Stuart Watson
Co-Founder, Plum Village Happy Farm, Plum Village Monastery, Thénac, France

"Propelled by his curiosity and meticulous approach, Daniel searches thoroughly and leaves no source unchecked. As a producer he has exhibited great talent in planning and supervising complex television productions, even under extreme pressure. Whatever the task at hand, Daniel consistently goes beyond the call of duty."

Alexander von Wechmar
Chief Correspondent, German Television Films, Los Angeles, USA

"Daniel also understands the needs of large organizations, and is skillful in finding out where he can help in a harmonious and insightful way. He has the qualities of a community-builder, which are rare and difficult to find, and those working with him develop a sense of trust and friendship with him easily."

Thay Phap Luu
Senior Dharma Teacher & Bhikshu Monk, Plum Village Meditation Center, France