KC FARM SCHOOL AT GIBBS ROAD Farmers: Sharon Autry, Farm Manager; Alicia Ellingsworth, Executive Director Location: Kansas City, KS Contact: 816-806-7590 or email@example.com Website, Facebook, Instagram Apprenticeship Opportunities: Paid and Volunteer Positions
On three urban acres, we grow annual vegetables, herbs, flowers and perennial crops including fruit trees, berries, brambles, asparagus, and native plants while building the soil regeneratively. We market through our own pay-what-you-please farm stand, two CSAs, and the Kansas City Food Hub.
Our apprentices learn field, greenhouse, and wholesale production; weed management techniques and IPM; harvesting and post-harvest handling; record-keeping, business management and marketing.
As a 501(c) non profit 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, themselves and their community. We work closely with area schools and partner with other nonprofits.
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. Due to our mission of working with the community including children, all staff and long-term volunteers must undergo a background check.