Steve Mann planted his first garden behind his dad’s barbershop when he was eight years old. He learned organic gardening techniques working at the Common Market Cooperative’s gardens in 1971 while attending college in Denver. After over 30 years in construction, engineering and business systems analysis, Steve returned to his roots as an urban farmer at Platte Prairie Farm. He has volunteered with KKFI since 2006 and is producer, engineer and one of the hosts of EcoRadioKC. Steve is a gardening educator with Food Not Lawns Kansas City
and does sustainable agriculture consulting through his business, Prairie Ecosystems Management and with Cultivate Kansas City.