BADSEED FARM EXPANDS... (KCMO)

Missouri: URBAVORE seeks Apprentices

New life is emerging on Kansas City’s East Side; a living, breathing organism that both feeds from and provides food for its urban surroundings. BADSEED Farm moved up the food chain, and is taking root on new land and in the new form of URBAVORE.

URBAVORE is presently seeking one part-time apprentice and two volunteer apprentices for the 2011 growing season to aid in the creation of one of the largest and most diverse urban farms in the nation. This season, apprentices are tasked with much more than assisting to produce a crop of vegetables; they must also help to establish infrastructure, perennial fruit plantings, animal pastures and diverse natural habitats on 13 acres of raw land only 8 miles from downtown Kansas City. In exchange for 30 hours of labor weekly, URBAVORE will provide part-time apprentices with free accommodation at BADSEED’s downtown storefront (fully equipped with a commercial kitchen and comfortable amenities), a share of the farm’s bounty, and many opportunities for learning. Apprentices will develop skills in no-till, “beyond-organic” vegetable production, integrated livestock management, orchard planting & tree crop maintenance, windrow composting, direct marketing, food preservation, homesteading skills, and more.

Relevant skills and qualifications in farming and building are desired, but not required. We require part-time apprentices to complete the full season schedule from March 1 through October 31. We can offer volunteer apprentices more flexibility with scheduling and hours.

Part-time Apprentice

Required Hours: 30 field hours per week; 8 market hours per month

Season Commitment: March 1 – October 31

Pay: None.

Compensation: Free Room, Share of Produce, one-on-one (and sometimes two-on-one) training and workshops in diverse farm skills.

How to Apply: Mail resumes to brooke@badseedfarm.com or BADSEED at 1909 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64108. We will subsequently conduct an interview and field tryout at the farm with qualified applicants in early February. (we can conduct phone interviews with out of town applicants)

Volunteer Apprentice

Required Hours: 15 field hours per week

Season Commitment: Flexible commitment from March – November.

Pay: None.

Compensation: Excellent agricultural skills training and partial share in the farm’s bounty

How to Apply: Mail resumes to brooke@badseedfarm.com or BADSEED at 1909 McGee St. Kansas City, MO 64108. We will subsequently conduct an interview and field tryout at the farm with qualified applicants.

* TO RECEIVE MORE DETAILED INFO e-mail or call us at 816-472-0027

BADSEED

An Urban-Organic Farm & Market Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community

1909 McGee, KCMO, 64108