California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Vegetable Production Community Farmer

Encinitas, California 

Job Description: Community Farmer

Temporary, Part‐Time, Nonexempt Position

 Position:              Community Farmer (Vegetable Production) Status:                   Temporary, Part‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                  Up to 16 hours per week, Sunday through Monday Reports to:                  Vegetable Production Coordinator

 Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking temporary, part‐time Community Farmers to support the development and maintenance of our five‐acre vegetable production fields. Community Farmers will work alongside our Vegetable Production Coordinator to assist in all aspects of farming, including greenhouse propagation, field preparation, transplanting, direct seeding, cultivation, harvesting and post‐harvest handling.

 About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center that nourishes connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries‐old agricultural traditions, Coastal Roots Farm practices biodynamic farming and shares their harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Their goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

The farm consists of approximately 20 acres of mixed gardens, orchards, food forest, animal pastures, compost, vineyard, barns, greenhouses and farmhouses all in various stages of development. Over 50% of the food grown at Coastal Roots Farm is donated to food and nutrition insecure families in our community through a pay‐what‐you‐can farm stand, pop‐up markets and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. The farm also distributes food through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and to select local restaurants and grocery stores.

As a center for education and community connection, Coastal Roots Farm offers hands‐on learning about farming, gardening and environmental stewardship for people of all ages and backgrounds and hosts gatherings where the community can get to know each other, eat healthy food, connect to the earth and celebrate together.

Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and was recently spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.

About the Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation (“Foundation”) is a private independent foundation located in Encinitas, California, with a strong interest in advancing the North County coastal region of San Diego where our founders Lee and Toni Leichtag, of blessed memory, lived and worked. The Leichtag Foundation also supports programs in Jerusalem, Israel. The Foundation currently holds approximately $134 million in assets and has granted about $100 million since its inception in 1991—more than half of this since becoming independent in 2008. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy on combating poverty and increasing self‐sufficiency for residents of coastal North County; supporting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life in coastal North County; stimulating renewal, service, and social activism in Jerusalem, Israel; and building strong connections and relationships between San Diego and Israel.

In 2012, the Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. The Foundation’s goal for this 67.5‐acre agricultural property, now known as Leichtag Commons, is to create a physical platform for the advancement of the strategies listed above and a cultural and community resource for the San Diego region. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a network of

greenhouses, barns and other structures, and easy access to the public, the Ranch is situated in an ideal North County location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Field preparation and maintenance
  • Greenhouse propagation
  • Planting food crops and landscape plants
  • Harvesting, washing, and packing fresh produce
  • Soil amendment applications
  • Rodent trapping
  • Organic pesticide applications
  • Tractor and bobcat use
  • Agricultural fabric applications to fields
  • Trellis and plant support infrastructure set‐up and removal
  • General landscape maintenance and cleanliness
  • Interaction with visitors and assistance with volunteers, as appropriate  Occasional Farmstand staffing

Non‐Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Irrigation maintenance and construction, including sprinklers, drip, PVC, etc.
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor, to support the development and maintenance of the entire farm including the food forest, vineyard, and animal pastures.

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California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Food Forest Community Farmer

Encinitas, California 

Job Description: Community Farmer

Temporary, Part‐Time, Nonexempt Position

 Position:     Community Farmer (Food Forest)

Status:                 Temporary, Part‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                  Up to 16 hours per week, Sunday through Monday

Reports to:         Food Forest Coordinator

Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking temporary, part‐time Food Forest Community Farmers to support the development and maintenance of our food forest and vineyard. Community Farmers will work to support the Food Forest Coordinator in perennial plant care; infrastructure improvement and maintenance; nursery care and development; volunteer programming; data collection; and general tasks as needed. This position require a good eye for noticing both details and patterns in the food forest, ability to prioritize a wide range of tasks and good interpersonal communication skills. Our Food Forest is just over a year old and is home to over 1,400 Mediterranean and sub‐tropical plants. The Vineyard, bearing three varieties of grapes, is entering its fourth year of growth and first year of harvest.

 About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center that nourishes connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries‐old agricultural traditions, Coastal Roots Farm practices biodynamic farming and shares their harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Their goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

The farm consists of approximately 20 acres of mixed gardens, orchards, food forest, animal pastures, compost, vineyard, barns, greenhouses and farmhouses all in various stages of development. Over 50% of the food grown at Coastal Roots Farm is donated to food and nutrition insecure families in our community through a pay‐what‐you‐can farmstand, pop‐up markets and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. The farm also distributes food through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and to select local restaurants and grocery stores.

As a center for education and community connection, Coastal Roots Farm offers hands‐on learning about farming, gardening and environmental stewardship for people of all ages and backgrounds and hosts gatherings where the community can get to know each other, eat healthy food, connect to the earth and celebrate together.

Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and was recently spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.

About the Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation (“Foundation”) is a private independent foundation located in Encinitas, California, with a strong interest in advancing the North County coastal region of San Diego where our founders Lee and Toni Leichtag, of blessed memory, lived and worked. The Leichtag Foundation also supports programs in Jerusalem, Israel. The Foundation currently holds approximately $134 million in assets and has granted about $100 million since its inception in 1991—more than half of this since becoming independent in 2008. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy on combating poverty and increasing self‐sufficiency for residents of coastal North County; supporting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life in coastal North County; stimulating renewal, service, and social activism in Jerusalem, Israel; and building strong connections and relationships between San Diego and Israel.

In 2012, the Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. The Foundation’s goal for this 67.5‐acre agricultural property, now known as Leichtag Commons, is to create a physical platform for the advancement of the strategies listed above and a cultural and community resource for the San Diego region. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a network of

greenhouses, barns and other structures, and easy access to the public, the Ranch is situated in an ideal North County location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are limited to,  the following:

Infrastructure:

  • Install irrigation updates and repair as needed
  • Maintain earthworks

Food Forest and Vineyard Maintenance:

  • Care for existing trees, vines, and understory
  • Spread mulch
  • Weed
  • Plant
  • Prune trees, vines, and understory as needed
  • Apply organic pesticide
  • Apply compost tea fertilizer
  • Work on pest control

Nursery Development and Maintenance:

  • Propagate from seed, bulb, or cuttings  Care for young plants

Programming:

  • Assist with annual Food Forest Festival
  • Lead volunteer groups, as well as support coordination and logistics, as needed

 Data Collection:

  • Label new trees
  • Assist with taking general measurements
  • Assist with photography

 Other:

  • Operate tractor and bobcat with various implements
  • Maintain an organized tool shed
  • Provide reports to the Food Forest Coordinator on project summaries, as requested
  • Follow safe work environment practices
  • Other duties, as assigned by supervisor, to support the development and maintenance of the entire farm including the vegetable production fields and animal pastures

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California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Farm Distribution Coordinator

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Farm Distribution Coordinator

 Position:     Farm Distribution Coordinator

Status:                 Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                  40 hours per week, Sunday through Monday

Reports to:         Associate Director

Position Overview

Coastal Roots Farm is seeking a full‐time, year‐round Farm Distribution Coordinator to support our efforts to share fresh fruits and vegetables with the community. We primarily distribute our food through an on‐site pay‐what‐you‐ can farm stand, a CSA program, off‐site pop‐up markets and to local hunger relief organizations. The Farm Distribution Coordinator will work with the Associate Director, the Vegetable Production Coordinator and the Social Enterprise Manager to support all of these efforts and ensure successful and efficient implementation both on‐site and off‐site. As a key “face” of Coastal Roots Farm, this role requires a radically welcoming and outgoing individual, with a passion for local food and sustainable farming.

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit community farm and education center that nourishes connections—to ourselves, our neighbors, and the land. Inspired by Jewish wisdom and centuries‐old agricultural traditions, Coastal Roots Farm practices biodynamic farming and shares their harvest with communities that lack access to healthy food. Their goal is to become a model for community farming and creative Jewish expression, both at home in Encinitas, California, and around the world.

The farm consists of approximately 20 acres of mixed gardens, orchards, food forest, animal pastures, compost, vineyard, barns, greenhouses and farmhouses all in various stages of development. Over 50% of the food grown at Coastal Roots Farm is donated to food and nutrition insecure families in our community through a pay‐what‐you‐can farmstand, pop‐up markets and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. The farm also distributes food through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program and to select local restaurants and grocery stores.

As a center for education and community connection, Coastal Roots Farm offers hands‐on learning about farming, gardening and environmental stewardship for people of all ages and backgrounds and hosts gatherings where the community can get to know each other, eat healthy food, connect to the earth and celebrate together.

Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and was recently spun off as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded through a diverse revenue mix, including philanthropic partners and social enterprise.

About the Leichtag Foundation

The Leichtag Foundation (“Foundation”) is a private independent foundation located in Encinitas, California, with a strong interest in advancing the North County coastal region of San Diego where our founders Lee and Toni Leichtag, of blessed memory, lived and worked. The Leichtag Foundation also supports programs in Jerusalem, Israel. The Foundation currently holds approximately $134 million in assets and has granted about $100 million since its inception in 1991—more than half of this since becoming independent in 2008. The Foundation focuses its philanthropy on combating poverty and increasing self‐sufficiency for residents of coastal North County; supporting and inspiring vibrant Jewish life in coastal North County; stimulating renewal, service, and social activism in Jerusalem, Israel; and building strong connections and relationships between San Diego and Israel.

In 2012, the Leichtag Foundation purchased the former Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California. The Foundation’s goal for this 67.5‐acre agricultural property, now known as Leichtag Commons, is to create a physical platform for the advancement of the strategies listed above and a cultural and community resource for the San Diego region. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, a network of

greenhouses, barns and other structures, and easy access to the public, the Ranch is situated in an ideal North County location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating and staffing all distribution efforts, including market setup/breakdown, produce deliveries, sales and operations, customer service and relations and data entry and reporting
  • Packing and distributing CSA boxes
  • Coordinating partnerships and pickups with hunger relief organizations
  • Supporting post‐harvest activities, including harvesting, washing, and packing
  • Ensuring quality control of farm products and services
  • Supervising volunteers
  • Taking photos and assisting with social media efforts
  • Recording data and supporting reporting and evaluation of farm distribution efforts
  • Identifying market needs and opportunities to expand our programs and partnerships
  • General support for the farm and programs

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Utah – Youth Garden Project hiring Garden Educator Interns

Moab, Utah

GARDEN EDUCATOR INTERNSHIP

SUMMER & FALL SESSION

 Internship Dates: May 22nd, 2017-November 17th, 2017 (start date is flexible)

Number of Positions: 1

Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Application Deadline: open until filled

Internship Description:

The Youth Garden Project (YGP) is a non-profit organization in Moab, UT with the mission of cultivating healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.

 We are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator with children in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program. During the fall, we have two After-School Programs, Garden Classroom field trips, and some Middle and High School classes that do experiments; all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager.

Internship Details:

SUMMER

  • Four interns will work as a cohesive team to run the nine week Summer Camp program.
  • Interns will receive an in-depth training prior to leading the Summer Camp program; including behavior management techniques, discipline policies, and more.
  • All interns will plan, organize, and lead the Summer Camp program with guidance and support from the Program Manager. Daily Summer Camp responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensure overall smoothness of the Summer Camp day including safety of campers; enforce YGP discipline policies with campers; prepare materials for activities and snacks; manage groups of children while building relationships/rapport with them; teach two-three 45 minute activities per day with co-instructors; encourage campers to learn and connect with the garden; communicate with parents/guardians regarding campers’ behavior, etc.
  • Each intern will play a role in the instruction and development of Summer Camp weeks. This includes, but is not limited to: creating experiential, fun, and educational activities related to each Summer Camp theme; submitting detailed lesson plans beforehand; sharing and coaching co-instructors in regards to your detailed plans; providing positive and constructive feedback to co-workers.

FALL

  • Interns plan and lead garden-based activities for two After-School Programs.
  • Interns will receive Garden Classroom training and be given time to prepare for teaching, ask questions, and review any details with the Program Manager.
  • Interns will teach grades K-6 in the garden using YGP’s curriculum; each lesson plan correlates with Utah Core Curriculum standards. During a Garden Classroom, each intern will teach approximately 13 students (half of a class) for 90 minutes.
  • Interns will co-facilitate any other field trips (Middle/High School Classes, etc.) either with the Program Manager or another intern.
  • Interns may have the opportunity to build on pre-existing curriculum or develop new curriculum for Garden Classrooms.

OTHER

  • Interns should expect to be outside the majority of the day.
  • Interns should expect to work 45 hours per week on average during the summer (M-F, 8am-5pm) and 35 hours per week on average during the fall. The fall schedule varies on a day to day basis.
  • YGP is involved in a series of local community events and fundraisers that interns may be required to work or attend.
  • Interns will be certified in CPR and First Aid (certification opportunity will be provided if applicant is not already certified).
  • Interns are expected to be a positive and enthusiastic team member throughout the duration of the internship.

Educational Opportunities: • Gain experience teaching elementary-aged students • Build experience teaching hands-on science • Learn about how a garden can be used as a teaching tool • Build relationships with students, teachers, summer campers, and families • Write and implement creative lessons and activities that connect kids to the garden• Have opportunities to connect children with gardens, food, and community • Community event involvement • And more!

Compensation:

  • Each intern will receive a stipend of $400/month. First and last month’s stipend will be pro-rated based on days worked.
  • The Youth Garden Project will provide housing. Interns may move in the weekend before the internship. begins, and move out by the Monday following the close of the internship. Any extended stay beyond these times must be approved by the Associate Director.
  • Interns will be provided with a small space to garden for supplemental food supply and learning. experience. YGP will provide seeds, plant starts, tools, irrigation, etc.
  • When YGP is in peak harvest season, the intern household will receive one CSA share of produce each week.
  • Access to a variety of pro-deals through YGP.

Skills Desired: applicants must be 21 or older.

Interns must be responsible and reliable; work well independently and in a team setting; show enthusiasm, and have an interest in experiential education. Intern should be a problem solver who is flexible and able to improvise. Intern must have an open mind and willingness to be involved with the Youth Garden Project beyond its programs and work either in the garden or at special events.

TO APPLY:

Please e-mail a brief cover letter and an attached resume with three professional references to Program Manager, Julie Zender, atjulie@youthgardenproject.org

Washington – Woodbine Farm hiring Flower Farm Apprentice

Centralia, Washington

Flower Farm Apprentice (Paid)

Excited about the local flower farming movement and eager to learn every aspect of running a flower operation from the ground up? This is a unique opportunity to get your feet wet in all aspects of a small intensive flower operation, from propagation to harvest, crop planning to financial management, web sites to customer relations. The majority of the hours will be fieldwork, with plenty of opportunity to work side by side with the owner on every other aspect of the business, depending on applicant’s interest and ability.

Woodbine Farm is three years old, a 4-1/2-acre intensive farm. Work will be done by the owner, the apprentice, the owner’s family members and likely one other part-time crew member.

The ideal applicant is tough, efficient, and easygoing, with a long-term interest in pursuing flower farming. Hours start at 20 per week and ramp up by June to 30+ hours per week through the end of the growing season in October, then return to 20 hours per week, with a strong potential for long-term employment and the possibility of increased winter hours. Compensation begins at $12.00 per hour and may be higher based on experience.

Required qualifications:

  • Highly responsible
  • Willing and able to put in long hours of physical labor in all weathers
  • Farm work experience
  • Willingness to learn and take direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable transportation
  • Good communication skills

Please email a resume and statement of interest, with 2 references, to Betsy@floriculture-flowers.com. People of any gender, race, sexual orientation or religion are encouraged to apply. Centralia is 25 miles south of Olympia, Washington and there is a thriving local farm scene in the area.

Utah – The Green Urban Lunchbox hiring Farm Manager

Salt Lake City, Utah

Essential Duties & Responsibilities — Site Maintenance (75%)
Work hands on with volunteers and participating farmers in all aspects of whole farm system management including soil preparation, aquaponics, composting, greenhouse growing, livestock management, biointensive practices, cover-cropping, crop rotations, opening new fields, and irrigation design, setup, and storage.
Provide overall management and coordination to a diverse team of people, working to keep daily farm operations running smoothly.
Be up to date on innovations in the farming community.
Set work plans, project goals, and deadlines.
Develop short-term and long-term irrigation plans, fertility plans, and crop rotation plans, and work collaboratively with participating farmers and stakeholders to design, finalize, and implement plans.
Organize and manage building projects such as washing & packing infrastructure and basic construction needs.
Oversee infrastructure maintenance, repair, and winter storage as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities — Training (15%)
Provide technical assistance to farmer participants in areas of farm systems work such as irrigation set up, midseason cover cropping, tomato staking, proper use of mulches and plastics, proper pest ID and pest management solutions.
Work clearly and openly with all farmer participants growing on the site as needed.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Salt Lake area farmers for the purposes of introducing project participants to Utah agriculture, cultivating mentoring, and creating educational opportunities for project participants.

Other Duties & Responsibilities — Reporting (10%)
Assist project evaluators with gathering information on the effectiveness of business planning teams, marketing, production, and education initiatives.
Maintain professional knowledge and skills by attending relevant workshops, training, and conferences.
Review professional materials and literature.
Provide support to the marketing team as needed.
Participation at staff meetings and other events as scheduled.
Performing other project related duties as required.

Please email Shawn@gulb.org to apply 

Colorado – Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge hiring Seasonal Chef

Grand Lake, Colorado

Eco Lodge Seeks Seasonal Chef

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is a nonprofit educational lodge and retreat center located at 8,400 feet of elevation in heart of the Rocky Mountains in Grand Lake, Colorado. We believe that connection and renewal are essential to the health of the human spirit, and we bring that to the world through our mission of operating an eco-mountain sanctuary where together we are creating a climate for a restorative world.

Shadowcliff’s Compassionate Kitchen is not a restaurant, but a commercial kitchen where we provide nutritious and delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners to our workshop groups of 15-40 persons and our staff.

Our Chef will plan menus to make the best use of seasonal and local foods, work with vendors and suppliers in food purchasing, train and direct rotating kitchen assistants, educate our staff and guests on our Compassionate Kitchen philosophy. Prior experience in these areas is essential. Our Chef will be experienced in a variety of styles of food preparation, including experience with vegetarian, vegan and other specialized diets.

Our Chef will be knowledgeable about Colorado food service and kitchen operation laws and regulations, and will be responsible for assuring compliance with applicable kitchen health and safety regulations.

Shadowcliff is a seasonal operation, commencing in mid-May and running through the end of our season which is anticipated to be around October 1, 2017. Please visit our employment page to learn more about the job, our Compassionate Kitchen page to learn more about our thoughts on food, and Our Story to learn more about who we are. Thanks so much!