New Jersey – City Green hiring Farm Apprentices

City Green Farm Apprenticeship

About City Green

City Green is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities to create increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition and the environment.

City Green has two farm sites; a 5-acre farm at our headquarters in Clifton, and a one-acre farm in a public park in Paterson, both just 20 miles from Manhattan. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, keep a small flock of hens for eggs and keep honeybees. All of our produce is grown or raised using organic and sustainable methods, although we are not currently certified. We operate our own farm stands in Clifton, Paterson and Passaic as well as a roaming mobile market serving the most food insecure neighborhoods in the area. Through our farms and markets, we aim to create increased access to local, farm-fresh food, while addressing issues of food justice.

About the City Green Farm Apprenticeship

City Green is hiring a full-time apprentice for the 2017 growing season.  The apprenticeship will focus on practical training in the techniques of agroecology, permaculture and small-scale organic farming.  It is a six-month apprenticeship beginning in April and ending in September.

The workweek is generally 40 hours with 8-hour work days and occasional weekend watering responsibilities.  The apprenticeship is a hands-on, worktraining program, rather than simply an educational one.  It will focus principally in the following areas:

  • plant propagation
  • transplanting
  • weed and pest management
  • irrigation
  • soil management
  • composting
  • orchard maintenance
  • crop planning and record keeping
  • basic animal husbandry

 The apprentice will also be asked to help manage volunteer and corporate groups.


  • Must have some outdoor work experience and an interest in small-scale farming and gardening.
  • Must be able to work at a fast pace in all weather conditions and be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be capable of working well with others as well as independently.
  • Previous farm experience is preferred but not required.


Compensation will include a monthly stipend, as well as produce from the farm.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:


Mail:   City Green
171 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013