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Urban Land Steward

Backyard Basecamp, Inc.


Opportunity summary

Term length

7/1/2024 - 6/30/2025

Application window

4/1/2024 - 8/30/2024


Baltimore, Maryland

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

We are seeking self-motivated corps members with a love for feeding people and a desire to further their growth in the environmental sector to join our team at Backyard Basecamp. The Stewardship Apprentice will support the Production Manager in regular labor duties on agricultural sites owned, managed, and/or leased by Backyard Basecamp, Inc.

Opportunity description

Typical tasks will include, but not be limited to cultivation, maintenance, and the follow through of projects within the following organically-maintained production areas: market gardens, greenhouses, hoop houses, pollinator gardens, orchards, animal enclosures, apiary, and composting operations. There will be some community outreach and educational work invloved.


  • Education benefit

Requirements and qualifications


Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, cutting, and carrying. The ideal candidate will be able to lift and carry at least 30 lbs at a time.

Preferred qualifications

An understanding of local/regional food justice issues, BIPOC history, and culture are essential

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Urban agriculture
  • Environmental justice
  • Farm to school initiatives
  • Community gardens
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor