California – MEarth hiring Property Manager

Carmel, California

This is a full time, 40 hour/week, exempt position. Salary and paid vacation package is competitive. Presently, no insurance is offered. However, the Board of Directors and new Executive Director have made securing increased funding to provide insurance for all staff a high priority objective for the organization.
To apply, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/zaDYnoR9Oa7saUx72
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California – Coastal Roots hiring Community Farmer

Encinitas, California

Position:                 Community Farmer

Status:                    Regular, Full‐Time, Non‐Exempt

Hours:                    40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion.

Reports to:          Assistant Operations Manager

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016.

 Position Overview

The Community Farmer will support the operational teams with the cultivation, development, maintenance and follow through of projects within the following five organically maintained production areas: vegetables, food forest, vineyard, chicken runs, and composting program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Production Areas:

  • Support crop production on the farm, including pest management, greenhouse propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and
  • Support infrastructure development, irrigation, farm maintenance, cleanliness and organization, distribution efforts, occasional deliveries, and farm stand shifts.
  • Lead volunteers as
  • Collect data and support organized record
  • Support resource development for department as
  • Chicken coop and chicken run upkeep and care.
  • Incorporate Jewish agricultural practices into the development and management of the

Education and Events:

  • Assist in implementation of farm education and events.
  • Host guests and lead occasional tours, highlighting our
  • Provide support for Coastal Roots Farm programs and

General Administration:

  • Participate in regular staff

Required Qualifications and Experiences

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within the fields of organic/biodynamic farming focused on vegetable production and Community Supported
  • Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants, volunteers and staff of varied ages and
  • Knowledge and passion for community farming, food justice, food systems development,
  • Strong knowledge of agricultural equipment use and
  • Cooperative, service‐oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development
  • Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse
  • Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team
  • Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft
  • Detail
  • A valid driver’s

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Certification in organic farming and/or experience with biodynamic
  • Food safety
  • Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and
  • Knowledge of species and climate specific to Southern
  • Experience as an agricultural or environmental
  • Familiarity with Jewish agricultural or arboreal concepts, texts, and
  • Project management
  • Training in active listening and constructive communication techniques such as Non‐Violent Communication, meeting facilitation,
  • Understanding of working within a non-profit organization.

Reporting Relationship

Reports directly to the Assistant Operations Manager.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience. Coastal Roots Farm offers a competitive benefits package.

Typical Working Conditions

The Community Farmer will work outdoors conducting a variety of tasks, often times repetitive and under the supervision of a multitude of coordinators. There will be exposure to Southern California outside temperatures, chemicals used in the agricultural industry, and loud noises.

Essential Physical Tasks

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Continuous walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting and pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting and carrying.

Equipment Used

Mechanical and manual tools used in compost production, laying hen production, agriculture and landscape maintenance.

Application Process: Please visit our website, https://coastalrootsfarm.org/the-farm/#job-opportunities and click on the View and Apply for Open Positions link to apply online.

Coastal Roots Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

California – Coastal Roots Farm hiring Communications and Outreach Manager

Encinitas, California

Job Description: Communications and Outreach Manager 

Position:              Communications and Outreach Manager

Status:                  Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Hours:                   40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday. Evenings, weekends, and holidays on occasion.

Reports to:         Senior Manager of Philanthropy and Communications

About Coastal Roots Farm

Coastal Roots Farm (CRF) is a nonprofit community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.

Since our inception in 2014, Coastal Roots Farm has provided dignified access to fresh food for those who need it most. Inspired by Jewish agricultural practices, we raise organic crops and share the harvest with our community through pay-what-you-can farm stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. Through field trips, workshops, agricultural festivals, and community events, we offer hands-on education and invite our neighbors to connect to the land and each other.

Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 15 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable gardens, greenhouses, a food forest, animal pastures, compost systems, and a vineyard. Coastal Roots Farm was incubated by the Leichtag Foundation and received 501(c)(3) public charity status in 2016.

Position Overview

The Communications and Outreach Manager will connect Coastal Roots Farm with its community through visual and verbal storytelling, clear educational materials, informative Farm visits, and expanding its existing audiences. This will entail establishing overall communications goals and strategies; developing, editing and sharing content; and managing the Farm’s social and digital media tools. The right candidate will exhibit strong writing and speaking skills, ability to simplify agricultural and Jewish concepts for a diverse audience, a good eye for visual presentation and design, and a welcoming disposition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Content Development:

  • Develop and curate content for regular newsletters, email campaigns, blog, and videos.
  • Design and prepare marketing collateral, press releases, reports, and presentation slides.
  • Support Farm development efforts by crafting donor and donor prospect communications, informational pieces and fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage and organize digital assets.

Outreach Efforts:

  • Develop public-facing materials and engaging outreach tools to complement and drive support for Farm programs.
  • Draft talking points and enriched materials for Farm team.
  • Design strategy for the Farm’s presence at external events and represent the Farm at select events.
  • Lead Farm tours as needed for specific groups.

Digital and Social Media:

  • Develop strategy and regularly publish web and social media content to support Farm’s programs, events and social enterprises.
  • Maintain the Farm’s website and blog.
  • Maintain the Farm’s social media handles; track and evaluate stakeholder engagement.
  • Monitor and constructively engage in relevant online conversations.
  • Advise, train, and support staff on use of digital media tools.

Media Relations:

  • Develop positive relationships with media and respond to media inquiries.
  • Work with outside consultants and resources to place op-eds, stories and articles in a variety of publications.

Other:

  • Manage volunteers supporting communications functions.
  • Provide staffing support at Farm events and capture testimonials from client-facing enterprises.
  • Attend regular programs and communications meetings as appropriate.
  • Attend regular Farm team meetings as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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California – Ourboros Farms hiring Farmhand

Half Moon Bay, California

Ouroboros Farms is one of the largest aquaponics farms in the country, providing fresh lettuce, leafy greens, and other produce to the California coast and Bay Area. We believe in growing food sustainably, raising fish humanely, and teaching the community about the benefits of growing aquaponically. This position we are offering is a unique opportunity to learn hands-on commercial aquaponics farming, working alongside a knowledgeable and passionate staff.  Includes free veggies and farming courses.

We have recently doubled production and need help  harvesting Tuesday’sThursday’s and Friday’s with the possibility to add more hours, as well as other tasks and projects around the farm that need help when necessary. These tasks include delivering, cleaning, and general system and fish maintenance. Knowledge of aquaponics is a plus, however we will train and teach the right person. This position is paid hourly and depends on experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications:

-Interest in urban farming, aquaponics, sustainability, or aquaculture

-Ability to identify plants, beneficial insects, pests, and growing media

-Understanding of how aquaponics works

-Strong work ethic and ability to take on tasks as they arise

-Ability to stand for long periods of time

-Ability to lift 50 lbs

-California driver’s license

Huge Plus:

-Plumbing, electrical work, general maintenance

-Interest in contributing to the vision of sustainability and eco-friendly agriculture

-Background in gardening, farming, hydro/aquaponics

-Knowledge of Square and use of it’s registers

To apply email our farm manager, Elise Rudolph, at eliserud91@gmail.com Please submit a resume and short cover letter. Include a little about yourself and your background and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.

California – Cove Crest Farm & Winery hiring Caretaker Couple

Montgomery Creek, California

Cove Crest Farm & Winery

21599 Hinds Rd, Montgomery Creek. CA 96065

Email: beeviswalker@aol.com

Instagram: @covecrestfarm

Cove Crest Farm is nestled in the Shasta County foothills and is a diversified small organic farm.  It is a 22.8-acre parcel, with agricultural activities currently conducted on 8 acres and our crop includes wine grapes, table grapes, blueberries, blackberries, an orchard and a market garden. Cove Crest’s objective is to build a thriving, sustainable farm business, rooted in permaculture principles and regenerative agricultural practices while bringing quality organic product to market.

We are located 45 minutes from Redding and 35 minutes from Burney off the 299 East.

The Ideal Candidates

We are seeking a trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, organized and efficient couple (young family welcome) who are team players, to help run our market garden and assist with other farm related chores. We ask that you are serious about farming and know from experience that you enjoy this kind of work.

Position Duration

May-end Nov 2018  (but not limited to)

Desired Skills

  • Some farming and growing experience
  • Tractor and other mechanical skills a plus
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Basic carpentry and plumbing skills preferred
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (summers can be hot and we have biting insects around!)
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record
  • Perform repetitive monotonous tasks (i.e. weeding, some watering by hand, etc)
  • Be able to spend long hours squatting or kneeling
  • Positive outlook and a good sense of humor
  • Be able to work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism with good attitude
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Meet organic transition requirements

Responsibilities to include the following:

  • Prepare ground, plant and cultivate crops
  • Propagate seedlings for transplant into the garden
  • Harvest, wash and prepare crops for farmers market
  • Attend Saturday Farmers Market in Redding and present a professional, clean and friendly appearance
  • Mulching and weeding
  • Irrigation and some hand over watering
  • Pruning and harvesting vineyards
  • Some tractor work
  • Maintain equipment and facilities – some maintenance work
  • Help care for livestock when needed (chickens, goats, a horse, cats and dogs)

Compensation:

  • Upstairs x2 bedroom private barn apartment with own living area and kitchen
  • Produce from the farm (does not include wine J)
  • Possible Farmers Market profit share collaboration opportunity to right applicants
  • Monthly stipend and hours to be discussed
  • Workers Compensation

We are passionate about our farm and growing great product. We think working hard is fun and communication is the key to team success. Looking forward to welcoming the right applicants into our farm family!

How to apply:

Please send applications and/or questions to Bev Walker (beeviswalker@aol.com) and include the following:

  1. A cover letter to let us know why you think you would be a good fit to our farm family
  2. Resume – including any previous employment and responsibilities

 

California – The Heal Project hiring Farm Assistant

El Granada, California

THE HEAL PROJECT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Positon: Farm Assistant

Total hours: 16 hrs/week

Weekly Schedule: T/W/Th 8am-5pm (one day of week flexible); plus Friday 8am- 5pm

Start/ End: May-October 2018

Compensation: $15.00/hour plus ​a weekly share of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers

Specific Location: ​The San Mateo County School Farm, El Granada– Half Moon Bay, CA

Number of openings: 1

Report To: Jon Glancy – Farm Manager

About the organization: The HEAL Project (THP) is a unique organization providing hands-on programming that instills healthy lifestyle habits in elementary school children while inspiring environmental and agricultural awareness through comprehensive, interactive curriculum. Our vision is a world where everyone understands the connection between our food, our health and our environment.

The San Mateo County School Farm (SMCSF), operated by THP, is a 2 acre diversified fruit and vegetable farm in El Granada, California. SMCSF grows annual vegetables, berries, cut flowers, and culinary herbs. Produce is primarily used in THP’s educational programming and sold to local restaurants and at the Coastside Farmers’ Market. Over 1,000 student visit SMCSF annually to learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and nature connection.

Objective:

  • Gain experience in all components of organic vegetable, fruit, and flower production in a coastal climate.

  • Contribute to site maintenance, management, and development at The San Mateo County School Farm.

  • Assist in the management of a farmers’ market stand, community supported agriculture share program, and restaurant sales.

  • Lead work projects with volunteers and community members.

Job Description:​

The Farm Assistant will work alongside The San Mateo County School Farm Manager for a full growing season. Tasks will include propagation, sowing/ transplanting, irrigation maintenance, mowing, rototilling, fertility management, composting, weeding, pest management, harvesting, postharvest handling (washing, packaging and storage of crops) and marketing a variety of crops. Farm Assistant will learn the basic systems and skills needed for row cropping on a small scale diversified farm, as well as many gardening and landscaping skills. In addition, this position will play a key role in helping harvest and prepare crops for sale through a CSA program and farmers’ market stand. They will be expected to assist in keeping the farm and the outdoor classroom clean and safe, and support the development of other educational infrastructure at the farm. The Farm Assistant will occasionally help with volunteers, community members, and student groups. Creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and enthusiasm are highly encouraged in this key support role.

Must be physically fit, and able to lift 50 pounds safely. Applicant must pass a live scan background check and a TB test. No previous farming experience is required for this position. Applicant should expect to learn about how to operate an educational fruit and vegetable farm in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA.

Directions to Apply:

The HEAL Project is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

California – Sierra Harvest hiring Farm Crew Member

Nevada City, California

Job Title: Sierra Harvest Farm Institute Training Program- Employment and Education

Sierra Harvest

313 Railroad Ave, Suite 201

Nevada City, CA 95959

Job type:  Full-time or Part-time

Job Summary

Learn to farm! Hone your skills with Sierra Harvest Farm Institute by becoming a Farm Crew member! 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. 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. Tuition fee for the Farm Institute training program and job placement is $1035 (payment plan).

After an initial screening, qualified applicants are passed on to host-farms for hiring for the 2018 season with start times determined by host-farms, January through May 2018. The screening of applicants closes on 3/30/17.

To learn more and apply, visit our website: https://sierraharvest.org/farm-crew/

Responsibilities and Duties

Job responsibilities, hours 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/

Education

Farm Crew members are required to attend advanced production skills classes 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

Qualifications and Skills – Experience & Education:

Ideal candidates for Farm Crew are:

1) Serious about a career in sustainable farming and ranching

2) Prepared to commit to and work hard for a commercial farming operation for an entire season

3) Have spent at least one season farming

4) Ready and willing to build community with other Farm Crew members

5) Committed to independent learning.

Benefits

You will receive support from Sierra Harvest Farm Institute throughout the season in the form of assistance obtaining employment at a Nevada County host farm, creating a beginning of the season contract and two mid-season check ins with you and your host farmer, bi-weekly check ins with the Farm Crew Education Coordinator and additional support available whenever you need it.

You will become part of the Farm Crew team traveling to a different local farm every other week, experiencing the various types of farms and farmers in Nevada County and learning from the farmers themselves. You will be invited to attend many ag related social events, allowing you to meet many of the folks in the ag community. Nevada County is a growing, thriving, conscious place to work and live.

Benefits on the farm will be determined by your host farmer.