Pennsylvania – Carversville Farm Foundation hiring Apprentices

Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania

Carversville Farm Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 seasonal apprenticeship program. CFF is a certified Organic, non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. Positions are focused on a specific area of the farm including Vegetables, Livestock, Dairy/Cheesemaking, and Field Crops/Hay production. For details and instructions on how to apply please visit http://carversvillefarm.org/#careers

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New York – Unadilla Community Farm hiring Organic Farm Interns

Organic Farming & Natural Building Internship (May-September 2018)

Unadilla Community Farm, West Edmeston, NY

We are building an off-the-grid homestead and education center following the principles of organic agriculture and permaculture design. We are situated on 12 acres of field and forest land in the rural hamlet of West Edmeston in the heart of Amish country in central New York.

Interns will gain hands-on experience in organic gardening, natural building, and food preservation. We are seeking interns interested in disconnecting from the mainstream, learning to support ourselves by growing our own organic produce, utilizing natural building methods to construct our barn and dwelling structures, making our own household products like soap and shampoo, reviving traditional agricultural and lifestyle practices, and living in community.

We grow a diversity of annual and perennial vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, and fruits to sustain us throughout the year. Our orchard consists of over 40 varieties of cold-hardy fruit and nut trees and berries. We also forage for wild foods, and raise chickens for eggs. We follow a whole foods, plant-based diet and supplement our produce with organic American-grown grains, beans, and other staples.

We are using natural building methods, as well as local and salvaged materials when possible, to construct our farm’s infrastructure. Our completed projects include a mobile chicken tractor and a self-sufficient tiny home with rainwater harvesting and wood-burning stove. We are in the process of completing a traditional New England timber framed barn on a rammed tire “Earthship” foundation.

Interns will be required to work 6 hours/day, 5 days/week in exchange for room and board, and participate in tasks such as gardening, landscaping, natural building, food preservation, and firewood. Projects for the 2018 season include: building a stone wall with lime-based mortar, building a ram pump for our spring-fed creek, installing a rainwater catchment and drip irrigation system, and expanding our edible forest garden with additional fruit and nut trees and berries. We offer monthly workshops for our interns throughout the season, such as soap making, lotions and salves, compost building, food preservation 101 (including canning, fermentation, and dehydration), and gourd craft.

Email us at unadillacommunityfarm@gmail.com for more information and an application form. We are asking our interns to commit to a 1 month minimum stay, with preference given to those who can commit to a longer stay. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pennsylvania – Snipes Farm and Education Center hiring Farm Apprentice

Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Snipes Farm and Education Center in Morrisville, PA is seeking a full-time farming apprentice for the 2018 season. The apprentice will work in all areas of organic farming. This includes CSA marketing, maintaining accurate organic certification records, social media communications with CSA members, positive customer relations, supervision of volunteers and working as an effective team with the farm manager. We are a small nonprofit farm and education center with a 150-member CSA, farmer’s market presence, summer camp and education programs. This is a full time paid position. Pay based on experience and time commitment. Position begins March 1, 2018 – November 2018 with the possibility of extended employment for the right candidate. Email gayleb@snipesfarm.org with resumé, references and a letter of interest. Some farming experience is required, along with a passion for sharing the good news of local, organic agriculture! Contact (215) 295-1139 x102

New York – Capital Roots hiring Seasonal Garden Organizer  

Troy, New York

Seasonal Garden Organizer

About Capital Roots

Capital Roots is striving to create a more vibrant and equitable food system in New York’s Capital Region. We work to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh healthy foods and green space for all.

TITLE:  Seasonal Garden Organizer

REPORTS TO: Community Gardening Program Manager

Capital Roots’ Community Gardening Program makes community food plots available to hundreds of gardening families across four counties in our 53 community gardens. The Seasonal Garden Organizer will welcome new and returning gardeners into the community gardening program and prepare the gardens for the 2017 growing season under the supervision of the Community Gardening Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment to the mission of Capital Roots
  • Motivated and energetic person who enjoys working outside
  • Must have excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Community organizing and/or gardening experience preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Register returning gardeners and conduct orientations for new participants
  • Gain firm understanding of Community Gardening Handbook (provided during staff orientation) to articulate general responsibilities of participating gardeners while addressing consumer
  • Generate maps and contact lists for program participants
  • Lead work parties in gardens
  • Site preparation and new garden development
  • Foster greater gardener involvement in program

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • This is a full-time, temporary position (from January through June), paid at an hourly rate of $12/hr.

To learn more about Capital Roots, go to www.capitalroots.org. Capital Roots is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We will not discriminate in our hiring on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Tara Quackenbush, Community Gardening Program Manager Capital Roots |594 River Street, Troy NY 12180 gardens1@capitalroots.org

NO CALLS PLEASE!

Pennsylvania – Old School Farm hiring Farm Manager

Pennsylvania

Bio-diverse organic farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania is looking for a multi-talented individual to run a 50 acre farm with 1 acre under cultivation. Focus will be on managing two seasonal interns, maintaining property, and growing vegetable crops for wood-fired pizza events from May – October (we have someone to manage the pizza nights) House provided in the town of Honesdale – 10 minutes from farm. Housing in farmhouse on site during summer is possible.  Work to start in Feb/Mar or possibly sooner for the right candidate. Please send resume and cover letter to info@oldschoolfarm.com   Learn more at OldSchoolFarm.com  Compensation negotiable

New York – Olmstead Restaurant hiring Farmer

Brooklyn, New York
Olmsted restaurant in Brooklyn, NY seeks a farmer with at least 5 years experience to manage & maintain our backyard garden and live wall.

This is a full time position.

Required Experience:
Rural Farming
Urban Farming
Aquaponics
Micro-Greens Production

this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $14.00 – $20.00
Olmsted is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Prospect Heights from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom. We offer a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu, some of which comes straight from our backyard garden (yes, you’re welcome to sit there for a drink and a bite). We built the entire 50-seat restaurant with a living wall and lush garden ourselves, and named it after Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed architect behind nearby Prospect Park.
Candidates can email a resume & cover letter to max@olmstednyc.com

Pennsylvania – New Morning Farm hiring Two Positions

Hustontown, PA
New Morning Farm

Organic Vegetable Apprenticeship

This is a family farm, owned and operated by Jim and Moie Kimball Crawford, located in the rural ridges and valleys of south central PA. New Morning Farm produces approximately 60 different crops, all certified organic. Crops include berries and herbs in addition to most standard garden vegetables. Produce is marketed directly to customers in Washington D.C. at farmers’ markets and via an organic growers’ cooperative. The farm employs six to eight year-round employees and approximately 25 seasonal workers and apprentices. The farming apprenticeship program is well developed and has helped many aspiring growers launch their own farming careers.

Apprenticeship Starts: April-May 2018
Apprenticeship Ends: Thanksgiving
Number of Interns: 3
App Deadline: 04-01-2018

Compensation: 1000+/mo commensurate with experience, full room and board

Skills Desired: Previous work on farms and/or outdoor physical labor is helpful but not necessary. Enthusiasm, work ethic, and willingness to work as a team are qualities that make for a successful apprenticeship.

Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net/employment for more details.

Please contact jobs@newmorningfarm.net.

 

Experienced Field Manager

New Morning Farm

Our 45-year-old certified-organic family vegetable farm in PA needs an experienced Field Mananger, responsible for equipment, soils, crop establishment, etc. Work with a great team, the best equipment, excellent soils, and incredible markets. Watch your own decisions and efforts result in high-quality, profitable, organic crops. $33-36K to start, plus profit share. Long term situation with bright future, including possibility of work-to-own; we farm with less stress and more satisfaction.

Please visit www.newmorningfarm.net/employment for more details.

jobs@newmorningfarm.net