Woodland City KC is a half acre micro farm that operates in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. Our farm was modeled off of Elliot Coleman and Jean Martin Fortier who have developed production methods, management styles and effective tools that make small scale production profitable. Our farm operates on a 30” permanent bed system with minimal tillage. We have high tunnels, caterpillar tunnels and other season extension tools on the farm.
Apprentices will be able to be trained on a BCS with multiple attachments, tilthers, broadforks, multiple weeding tools, greens harvester, industrial salad spinners and multiple jang seeders. Our post harvest area has two walk in coolers using cool bot technology and a wash station with stainless steel sinks. We are using organic techniques though not certified. Our farm was developed debt free using federal, state and local grants and we could share those resources with our apprentices. We distribute to multiple KCMO restaurants and sell as a small farmers market two blocks from the farm on Saturdays from 8 till noon.
Apprentices will be able to work on a farm that uses efficiency as its mantra and that is making a social impact as well as a profit. We have both paid and unpaid opportunities depending on the experience of the apprentice.
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