Part-time "Volunteer" Apprenticeship, 12 to 15 hours per week. Click here to learn more!
Full-time Apprenticeship, 45 hours per week in exchange for simple housing/weekly veggies/monthly stipend. Click here to learn more!
URBAVORE is a biologically diverse farmstead set on 13.5 acres in Kansas City's urban core. The solar-powered farm is committed to environmental integrity in all aspects of business & personal life. Energy-independent systems for food production, waste, water and shelter redefine sustainability to build community and ecology.
Farmers Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer have delighted and satiated the palates of Kansas City’s food community for over a decade. Using a unique “no-till” growing method, the farm produces high-quality, nutrient-dense food crops while enhancing the land and building rich soil. Through minimal tillage, compost applications, cover cropping, deep mulch, and animal rotations, we strive for biologically active soil. Our vegetable crops thrive in our healthy soil, and (as a result) are never sprayed with pesticides or fungicides (including those approved for certified organic farms).
Seasonal Fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, muskmelons, peaches)
Gourmet Veggies (heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, hard-neck garlic & onions, beets, carrots, specialty roots, succulent greens, and much more)
Pasture-Raised Eggs (Two hundred heritage breed laying hens rotate through fallow vegetable fields & orchards, feasting on juicy bugs, supple grasses, spent crops, and certified organic grain.)
Pasture-Raised Pork (Heritage breed hogs are fed certified organic grain as they rotate through lush pastures seeded with nutritional forage.)
To learn more about our growing practices, alternative infrastructure, and environmental initiatives, please visit our website.