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Looking for Farmers and TEK Educators

Posted by SEEDS on Jan 02 , 2023 - 09:54 am

Above: EcoSchool students learn about medicine wheels through an art project.

Traditional & Ecological Knowledge Educators RFP

Do you have experience with an Indigenous system of knowledge, traditions or practices known to this place within the NWMI territories of the Anishinaabe, Three Fires Confederacy lands? Are you passionate about regenerative ecology? Are you interested in sharing this knowledge with the next generation? Do you know what TEK stands for?

Whether you are an artist or a farmer, a biologist or a linguist, an Ojibwe, Odawa, Bodewadmi, a descendant, or non-tribal, if you answered yes to most of these questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Proposals Requested By: January 31, 2023

Fellowship Period: Minimum 3-months anytime between January 15 and July 31, 2023

Compensation: Fixed fee 1099 vendor. Sliding scale dependent on extent of scope and expertise; minimum $5,000

Interviews and Selection(s): Made during first quarter of 2023

Topics may include, but are definitely not limited to language, crafts, tools, geography, food systems, history, land management - you tell us! This is intended to be an opportunity for you to journey into your chosen field as much as it is a chance to share that experience with students.

Read the Full RFP Here

Above: The SEEDS Farm at Historic Barns Park.

Resident Farmers RFP

Are you a Farmer or farming-inclined and just wish you had a plot of land in Traverse City to grow and experiment with? Do you have a vision and capacity for an agricultural or horticultural installation that invites visitors and the public to look and learn? SEEDS is seeking proposals for the 2023 growing season at Historic Barns Park!

Proposals Due By: February 17, 2023

Interviews and Selections will be made during February and early March, 2023

Eligible Activities: All entities including individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits are welcome to apply. Activities can include small-scale farming, enterprises creating value-added products such as natural fiber textiles and natural dyes, installations incorporating and demonstrating regenerative land use concepts native plant installation or nursery, wetland restoration, enhancement, and management and other related ideas.

Contact for Questions: Jennifer Flynn or 828.380.9541

Read the Full RFP Here

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