Farmers: Lydia Nebel, Farm Director; Alicia Ellingsworth, Executive Director Location: Kansas City, KS Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website, Facebook, Instagram Apprenticeship Opportunities: Paid positions, full and part-time
On fourteen urban acres in Wyandotte County, Kansas, we grow annual vegetables, herbs, flowers and perennial crops including fruit trees, berries, brambles, asparagus, and native plants while building the soil regeneratively. We sell at our own on-farm, pay-what-you’re-able farmers market, at the KCK Farmers Market, to our CSA and restaurant partners, and through the Kansas City Food Hub. Our apprentices learn field and greenhouse production including seed starting, transplanting, direct seeding, mulching, integrated pest management, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvest handling, farmers market, production planning, tool maintenance, business management, marketing, and volunteer management. As a 501(c) nonprofit organization, our mission is to bring individuals of all ages, abilities, and ancestries on-farm, hands-on empowering them to connect to land and soil, food, community, and opportunity. We work closely with area schools and host field trips, we offer Jr. Growers farm camp, Saturday morning Ag Explorers, and a year-round youth farm apprenticeship program called, Farmers on the Rise. Gibbs Road Farm has been in organic production for the past 20+ years. We share our 6000 sf greenhouse with twenty other market growers. It’s a busy little farm on the western edge of Kansas City. In addition to farm experience, our apprentices have the opportunity to learn non-profit management, community development, communications, green infrastructure, grant writing, and homesteading skills.
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