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.

 

 

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Pennsylvania – Pocono Organics Farm hiring Farm Manager

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Job Title: Farm Manager/Educator Pocono Organics Farm

SUMMARY: The Farm Manager/Educator is responsible for the farm operations and Veteran training of the Pocono Organics Farm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Farm Operations/ Education

  • Manage day to day activities of Farm Operations and Training programs at the Pocono Organic Farm.
  • Provide mentoring and advisement in organic management practices and research to owners and students.
  • Monitor and control resources by assisting in developing budgets.
  • Launch Veteran Farming Training Program at Pocono Organics Farm by registering and welcoming new students, performing intake interviews, and organizing meetings and tours of Rodale’s farm and the Pocono Organic Farm.
  • Coordinate curriculum development and delivery and assign instructors as necessary.
  • Assist in providing outreach, marketing and recruitment for Veterans Farming Training Program, with emphasis on working with military personnel and military veteran groups in the region.
  • Deliver field-based experiential learning, including field trips to military veteran run farms, farm network field days and lunches with service providers and other farms, including urban farmers.
  • Complete and follow the Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Work with external contractors for facility services.
  • Operate farm equipment as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Working knowledge of Soil Microbiology and Botany.
  • Experience in operating farm equipment.
  • Basic computer skills necessary.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather.
  • Capable of lifting in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Possess good communications skills – both written and verbal.
  • Flexible in work hours as farm work can be unpredictable.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5 or more years’ experience in managing a farm.
  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science

Travel

Pick up supplies and parts as needed.

Travel to and from Kutztown farm and Poconos farm.

 Other Institutional Expectations:

To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors.

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Finance/Human Resource, Elaine Macbeth, at elaine.macbeth@rodaleinstitute.org.

Massachusetts – Boston Area Gleaners hiring Gleaning Coordinator

Waltham, Massachusetts

Do you want to harvest carrots in the fall, but not have to weed them in the summer? Do you want your harvest to provide a healthy meal to folks who otherwise couldn’t afford to buy local, fresh, and healthy fruit and vegetables? Do you want to get to know and learn about many different farms in eastern Massachusetts? Come work with the Boston Area Gleaners for the 2018 Gleaning Season! Both positions are full time and from July – early January, and are based from our office in Waltham, MA.

We are looking to fill our Gleaning Coordinator position for the 2018 season. This position is equivalent to the responsibility of an Assistant Grower position on a farm. You will enjoy working with volunteers while harvesting all of the surplus vegetables and fruit that eastern Massachusetts has to offer. And you will know that this produce and this work is helping to reshape the food system so that local and healthy food access in our region increases across all walks of life. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Coordinators is $16-$18, based on experience.

We are also looking to fill a Gleaning Assistant position, which is equivalent to a field crew or farm worker position, but with the added benefit that you know your work is fulfilling our mission of rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. Pay range for qualified Gleaning Assistants is $14-$16, based on experience.

If you are interested in applying to work with us, please visit our website to learn more about these positions and application instructions: http://www.bostonareagleaners.org/job-opportunities.html.

To learn more about our organization (including how to volunteer if you are interested), visit our website: www.bostonareagleaners.org.

 

Connecticut – Anderson Acres Farm hiring Seasonal Field Crew

Kent, Connecticut

6/13/2018 – HELP WANTED!

OUTDOOR SUMMER WORK WITH FRESH CUT FLOWERS:

SEASONAL FIELD CREW OPPORTUNITY AT ANDERSON ACRES FARM IN KENT, CT

Crew work at Anderson Acres Farm is for the tough, diligent, and creative. We are looking for like-minded people to jump in for the summer on a full or part time basis. If you enjoy working with your hands, getting out into the sun and soil, and learning about how to grow fresh, beautiful flowers, then this could be a great fit for you. Join our small team and work on a lovely 200-acre property just behind Lake Waramaug where we produce specialty cut flowers.

Daily duties can include but are not limited to: seeding, planting, pruning, weeding, bed prep, flower harvest, bouquet packaging, and deliveries. We are especially in need of folks who are interested in and/or have experience working with flowers or vegetables. We are seeking someone who is available to work weekends and who is self-motivated and able to work independently. If you enjoy plants and have a flair for design, we want you on our team!

Requirements:

– Previous work experience, farming or flower care background strongly preferred

– Weekend availability

– A good work ethic and positive attitude

– Comfortable working around dogs, cats, and chickens

– Means of transportation and valid driver’s license

– Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs and general physical stamina

Compensation is $12-14/hr, depending on experience, as well as plenty of flowers, vegetables, and eggs to take home. We are currently looking for someone to fill this seasonal position who could work 20-25 hours/week starting in mid-June. Learn more about the farm at andersonacresfarm.com. Please send a cover letter and resume to Betsy at elizabeth.allison.jackson@gmail.com

Oregon – Glasrai Farm hiring Farm Labor

Orient, Oregon
Glasrai Farm – Biointensive Organic Vegetables
We grow over 300 crops varieties on 2 acres including large hoop house for
2 farmers markets and local restaurants specializing in many fresh salad and braise greens
General Farm Labor – Minimum Wage up to $14/hr based on experience
Skills and Tasks:
Seeding trays
Transplanting
Drip irrigation installation
Row cover management
Harvest and processing
Minimal weeding
Tomato pruning
Hoop house management
Propagation watering
Composting
Bin Washing
Additional Work Opportunities
Farmers market sales
Restaurant accounts management
Sales tracking
Contact Justin at 503-504-1472
Text cell phone preferred
email resume to glasraifarm@gmail.com

Massachusetts – Freedom Food Farm hiring Veg and Livestock Farmers

Raynham, Massachusetts

Hiring Experienced Veg. and Livestock Farmers in Southeastern, MA

Freedom Food Farm is a four-season, organic diversified farm in Raynham, MA. The farm is run by a small team of farmers dedicated to regenerative agriculture and feeding our community. We are looking to hire for two positions:  Livestock Manager and Assistant Vegetable Grower / Harvest Manager. Find out details and qualifications on our website: http://www.freedomfoodfarm.com/jobs/Please apply via e-mail.

LINK: www.freedomfoodfarm.com.

Pennsylvania – Greener Partners hiring Assistant Farmer/Educator

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Assistant Farmer/Educator at Delema G. Deaver Wellness Farm

Greener Partners (GP) seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Assistant Farmer/Educator for our ½ acre Deaver Wellness Farm (DWF) at Lankenau Medical Center (LMC) in Wynnewood, PA. A partnership between GP and LMC, the DWF serves as a community resource for fresh food and education. As an extension of Lankenau’s Health Education Center, the farm is a field trip site for school-aged youth from the surrounding five county area. Through experiential learning in our half-acre living outdoor classroom, youth make connections between growing healthy food and growing healthy bodies. The farm also serves as a production site for over 30 varieties of chemical-free vegetables. Supporting Lankenau’s commitment to patient well-being, the produce is donated to primary care practices within the medical center and beyond. Patients of these practices receive fresh produce at their doctor’s visit, along with cooking and nutrition tips.

About Greener Partners

Greener Partners’ mission is to strengthen community health through food, farms and education. Since our founding in 2008, we have partnered with hospitals, schools and community organizations to farm and provide research-based education. Our programs are designed to improve access to fresh local food, increase fruit and vegetable consumption and empower individuals, particularly those in under-resourced communities, to grow their own food. Our mobile farm and food education program, Farm Explorer, gives people a direct experience with where their food comes from and motivates healthier eating. Our High School Leadership Program uses urban gardening, cooking, education and entrepreneurship as vehicles to develop leadership skills. Last year, our food security initiatives and programs on wellness and nutrition positively impacted more than 10,000 children and families from the five-county Philadelphia region.

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center is an acute care hospital and medical complex located just outside the western city limits of Philadelphia on a 93-acre campus in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Part of Main Line Health since 1985, Lankenau Medical Center has been devoted to the health and wellbeing of the community since 1860, with a founding mission to serve all those in need. Its continued dedication to service, compassionate patient care, and superior clinical programs make Lankenau a preferred destination for care by people throughout and far beyond the Philadelphia region. As a longtime teaching hospital, Lankenau Medical Center is committed to maintaining high-level expertise across all clinical areas—from primary care and disease prevention to medical and surgical management of all organ system disorders.

DWF Assistant Farmer/Educator

The ideal candidate will be an engaging, creative and flexible educator skilled at delivering quality programs to diverse audiences in a wide range of settings. In addition, s/he will have some vegetable gardening and/or farming experience and a passion for healthy, whole food cooking. Most importantly s/he will possess the following: a strong and collaborative work ethic; commitment to GP’s mission; pro-active approach and flexibility; problem-solving skills; willingness to learn; attention to detail; receive constructive feedback, ask clarifying questions and take responsibility; ability to productively manage time; open communication; sense of humor; and an open mind. This position is ideal for individuals who enjoy cooking, working outside, manual labor, and who possess a positive, can-do attitude. This individual will report to the DWF Farm Manager/Educator. There is opportunity for growth with a successful candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-lead engaging and inspiring farm-based lessons focused on connecting youth to where their food comes from, how it’s grown, and how to make healthy recipes
  • Collaborate on the development of engaging lessons that support farm and food education
  • Assist the Farm Manager with the coordination and implementation DWF programming at the farm and in various hospital and community settings
  • Develop educational materials and hand-outs for both youth and adult education
  • Assist with crop production: seeding, maintenance, harvesting, post-production
  • Gather relevant data for use in measuring program impact and outcomes
  • Manage a budget for Youth Education materials and supplies and report to DWF Farm Manager
  • Collaborate with the Lankenau Medical Center community, including health educators, medical professionals, community partners, and patients
  • Collaborate with LMC Health Educators to incorporate the DWF into specified classroom lessons at the Health Education Center
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
  • Support outreach efforts about the program and develop community connections
  • Provide onsite tours and engage with diverse stakeholders and visitors
  • Participate in other GP Education programming and projects related to DWF, as needed
  • Complete assigned continuing education and training per Main Line Health requirements

Additional Qualifications:

  • Several years of experience leading experiential education, whether nature, farm/garden-based for various age groups, including lesson planning and group management
  • Experience with sustainable farming/gardening and seasonal cooking
  • Experience working with a diverse range of ages and populations in a variety of settings
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of food justice issues and the local food community a plus
  • Experience with program development or curriculum development a plus
  • Ability to work independently AND ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Positive and flexible in handling challenging situations or uncertainty
  • Well-organized and able to work flexible hours
  • Up-to date FBI, PA Criminal, and PA Child Abuse clearances (or ability to obtain)
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs., bend, move quickly and work outside
  • BA preferred, but not require

How to Apply:

Greener Partners seeks qualified candidates to grow our team with creative, hardworking and motivated individuals who are committed to Greener Partners’ mission and programming. Greener Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a progressive work environment for employees. This is a part-time, position with paid time off.  Salary starts at $17,000, based on experience.  We encourage people of color, LGBTQ, religious minorities, recent immigrants, and applicants from all generational, economic, and educational backgrounds to apply.  Please send resume and cover letter to jen.malkoun@greenerpartners.org