California – Sierra Harvest hiring Farm Crew Member

Nevada City, California

Job Title:  Farm Crew Member

Type: Employment / Education

Employment Type:  Part-time and Full-time

Category:  Farming/Agriculture

Company Name:       Sierra Harvest
313 Railroad Ave, Suite 201
Nevada City CA 95959

Job Details:

Learn to farm!  Hone your skills with Farm Crew!  Apply now to join a cohort of early-career farmers working and learning on sustainable farms throughout Nevada County, California.  Host-farm job opportunities vary from part-time to full-time.  Some include housing.  In addition to on-the-job training, Farm Crew members will meet every other week for advanced production skills classes taught in the field by local experts.  At least one season of experience is strongly encouraged.  To learn more and apply, visit our website:  https://sierraharvest.org/farm-crew/

Duties & Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities and wages will be determined by individual host farms. Our host farms produce a diversity of crops including vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, milk and meat. Examples of the type of work you may be doing: growing starts in the greenhouse, prepping soil for planting, planting, weeding, irrigation, trellising, harvesting, post-harvest washing and packing, selling at market, making deliveries, animal care and all the other aspects of running a commercial farm.  Early mornings and inclement weather to be expected.  To learn more about our host farms, visit https://sierraharvest.org/farm-crew-2018-host-farms/

Farm Crew members are required to attend advanced production skills class every other week from May to November.  The proposed classes for the 2018 season are:

  • Transplants and Direct Seeding for Production Success
  • Plant Propagation and Green House Management
  • Natural and Organic Fertilization and Composting
  • Row Crop Irrigation, How to Take a Soil Test and Interpret the Results
  • Identifying Pests, Beneficial Insects and Management Options
  • Soil Tillage, Cultivation and Ecological Weed Management
  • Crop Planning, Successions, Seed Ordering
  • Wholesale Basics
  • Build Soils with Cover Crops
  • Permaculture for a Rich and Abundant Future
  • An Introduction to Biodynamics
  • Small Farm Mechanics and Maintenance
  • Crop Season Extension Ideas

Experience & Education:

Ideal candidates for Farm Crew are:

-Serious about a career in sustainable farming and ranching,
-Prepared to commit to and work hard for a commercial farming operation for an entire season,
-Have spent at least one season farming,
-Ready and willing to build community with other Farm Crew members,
-Committed to independent learning.

Application Instructions:

To learn more and apply, please go to https://sierraharvest.org/farm-crew/.

Applications must be submitted by 12/31/17.  After an initial screening, qualified applicants will be passed on to host-farms for hiring for the 2018 season with positions offered by March 2018.  Start dates will be determined by host farms.

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