Salt Lake City, Utah

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Greenhouse/Farm Assistant

Job Posting:    Greenhouse/Farm Assistant for Frog Bench Farms

Hours:             Monday – Friday @ 4 hrs. per day, year round work, two year commitment.

OR

Friday – Tuesday @ 4 hrs. per day, year round work, two year commitment.

Wages:            Commensurate with experience

Frog Bench Farms (FBF) is an organic Urban Farm located at the bottom of the Wasatch foothills in Salt Lake City growing 1.5 acres of high quality organic veggies, herbs, fruits, nuts and edible flowers since 2012.  The greenhouse is 2875 square feet of raised planters and racks.  If possible all plants are started from seed.  The greenhouse and farm are on automated irrigation systems.  Cold frames, low/high hoop houses are used to extend seasons.  Sales are primarily to local restaurants, caterers and food trucks.  There are chickens in need of egg collection, petting, coop clean out, food and water.  We do most work by hand but do have an electric tractor and motorized ATV we use when needed.

Typical week would be:

Monday through Friday with a minimum of 3 hours per day in the morning.

Monday:                                  discussing greenhouse/farm projects for the week, starting harvest for Tuesday delivery

Tuesday:                                 harvesting, washing, packaging, clean-up done in the morning

Wednesday – Friday:              weeding, pruning, projects, plant, soil maintenance, seeding and cleaning.

Applicant must have the ability to:

  • Follow directions and comply with all BMP (Best Management Practices)
  • A proactive self-starter
  • Use a shovel, rake or cultivator or other typical farming tools
  • Water crops, test and repair irrigation lines
  • Must have current, valid driver’s license

Typical Physical Demands:

  • This position requires typical physical demands for farm labor, such as walking, standing, reaching, stooping, squatting, lifting up to 50 lbs and working indoors and outdoors in cold, hot or wet conditions on uneven surfaces.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Assistant will work on a farm and greenhouse in an urban setting, helping to complete all tasks, and reporting to the Greenhouse/Farm Assistant Manager and the Manager. Will enthusiastically develop competency in and complete all tasks established by the Greenhouse/Farm Manager and Assistant Manager to effectively and efficiently grow quality organic produce for sale.  Will assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager in inventory and ordering process as needed.  Assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager with administrative tasks such as crop records, recording, and production.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be receptive to learning new methods of farming/gardening and sharing existing knowledge of farming/gardening
  • Mop floors, clean windows, wipe down tables, sinks and dust high surfaces
  • Care, cleaning, feeding and providing water to chickens
  • Maintain all farming related equipment, tools, and supplies, including tractor and ATV
  • Assist others with various additional projects and work related errands as needed
  • Prepare each farm area for planting
  • Planting a variety of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruits following recognized organic growing practices
  • Assist with planting, maintaining, harvesting, washing and storing produce
  • Support the harvesting of all farm and greenhouse areas following sustainable harvesting practices
  • Taking stewardship of the land, plants and environment by making a commitment to the sustainability and well-being of the project and the people involved
  • Notify Manager of irrigation system issues for farm and greenhouse
  • Support production planning and scheduling for all areas of farm and greenhouse
  • Assess farm and greenhouse growing conditions
  • Develop and discuss alternative and innovative strategies for farm planting and maintenance which applies to intensive small-acreage farming

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure quality standards and health safety of all farm and greenhouse cultivation and harvesting practices, storage of chemicals, maintenance of farm
  • Accepting responsibility and personal ownership for actions, results and risks.
  • Keep accurate records of all matters relating to the operation of the greenhouse and farm including but not limited to:
    • IPM methods and implementation, seeding and harvesting schedule, planting history, management history, pest and disease history of each farm area, and harvesting history
  • Organize, train and supervise farm and greenhouse volunteers and interns to ensure that each farm area is effectively utilized and maintained throughout the year

Training:

  • Must have 2 years or more experience working in at least one of the following:
    • Greenhouse environment
    • growing organic herbs and vegetables
    • micro or petite greens
    • high yield organic gardening/farming
  • Knowledgeable of basic organic vegetable production including soil science, general nutrient need of different plant families, weed/pest management, planting procedures, row planting, harvest and post-harvest management.
  • Show proficiency in propagation, transplanting and pest/disease management.
  • Proficiency with a variety of farm equipment, machinery and hand tools required

Wages:

  • Hourly depending on experience and education

 

Please send a cover letter outlining direct experience with all aspects of the maintenance and harvest of vegetables and herbs along with resume.  Only those with one year or two full seasons experience need apply.

Send requested information to:  info@frogbenchfarms.com

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Utah – Frog Bench Farms hiring Greenhouse/Farm Assistant

Salt Lake City, Utah

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Greenhouse/Farm Part Time Assistant

Job Posting:  Greenhouse/Farm Assistant for Frog Bench Farms

Hours:            Monday, Tuesday and Thursday @ 4 hrs. per day, year round work, one year commitment.

Wages:           Commensurate with experience

Frog Bench Farms (FBF) is an organic Urban Farm located at the bottom of the Wasatch foothills in Salt Lake City growing 1.5 acres of high quality organic veggies, herbs, fruits, nuts and edible flowers since 2012.  The greenhouse is 2875 square feet of raised planters and racks.  If possible all plants are started from seed.  The greenhouse and farm are on automated irrigation systems.  Cold frames, low/high hoop houses are used to extend seasons.  Sales are primarily to local restaurants, caterers and food trucks.  There are chickens in need of egg collection, petting, coop clean out, food and water.  We do most work by hand but do have an electric tractor and motorized ATV we use when needed.

Typical week would be:

Monday through Friday with a minimum of 3 hours per day in the morning.

Monday-Tuesday:                 harvesting, washing, packaging, clean-up done in the morning

Thursday:                              kitchen/greenhouse clean-up, weeding, pruning and projects.

Applicant must have the ability to:

  • Follow directions and comply with all BMP (Best Management Practices)
  • A proactive self-starter
  • Use a shovel, rake or cultivator or other typical farming tools
  • Water crops and test irrigation
  • Must have current, valid driver’s license

Typical Physical Demands:

  • This position requires typical physical demands for farm labor, such as walking, standing, reaching, stooping, squatting, lifting up to 50 lbs and working indoors and outdoors in cold, hot or wet conditions on uneven surfaces.

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Assistant will work on a farm and greenhouse in an urban setting, helping to complete all tasks, and reporting to the Greenhouse/Farm Assistant Manager and the Manager. Will enthusiastically develop competency in and complete all tasks established by the Greenhouse/Farm Manager and Assistant Manager to effectively and efficiently grow quality organic produce for sale.  Will assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager in inventory and ordering process as needed.  Assist Greenhouse/Farm Manager with administrative tasks such as crop records, recording, and production.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be receptive to learning new methods of farming/gardening and sharing existing knowledge of farming/gardening
  • Mop floors, clean windows, wipe down tables, sinks and dust high surfaces
  • Care, cleaning, feeding and providing water to chickens
  • Maintain all farming related equipment, tools, and supplies, including tractor and ATV
  • Assist others with various additional projects and work related errands as needed
  • Prepare each farm area for planting
  • Planting a variety of heirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruits following recognized organic growing practices
  • Assist with planting, maintaining, harvesting, washing and storing produce
  • Support the harvesting of all farm and greenhouse areas following sustainable harvesting practices
  • Taking stewardship of the land, plants and environment by making a commitment to the sustainability and well-being of the project and the people involved
  • Notify Manager of irrigation system issues for farm and greenhouse
  • Support production planning and scheduling for all areas of farm and greenhouse
  • Assess farm and greenhouse growing conditions
  • Develop and discuss alternative and innovative strategies for farm planting and maintenance which applies to intensive small-acreage farming

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure quality standards and health safety of all farm and greenhouse cultivation and harvesting practices, storage of chemicals, maintenance of farm
  • Accepting responsibility and personal ownership for actions, results and risks.
  • Keep accurate records of all matters relating to the operation of the greenhouse and farm including but not limited to:
    • IPM methods and implementation, seeding and harvesting schedule, planting history, management history, pest and disease history of each farm area, and harvesting history

Training:

  • Must have 1 year or more experience working in at least one of the following:
    • Greenhouse environment
    • growing organic herbs and vegetables
    • micro or petite greens
    • high yield organic gardening/farming
  • Knowledgeable of basic organic vegetable production including soil science, general nutrient need of different plant families, weed/pest management, planting procedures, row planting, harvest and post-harvest management.
  • Show proficiency in propagation, transplanting and pest/disease management.
  • Proficiency with a variety of farm equipment, machinery and hand tools required

Wages:

  • Hourly depending on experience and education

 

Please send a cover letter outlining direct experience with all aspects of the maintenance and harvest of vegetables and herbs along with resume.  Only those with one year or two full seasons experience need apply.

Send requested information to:  info@frogbenchfarms.com

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

Urban farmer looking for Farm Hand

North Shore, Massachusetts

Urban farmer is looking for like-minded farmer/farm hand to tend to different locations in the North Shore area. Looking to expand all farming aspects: produce and flower crops, tending to chickens, general upkeep and more. This self-starting candidate would start as a part time farm hand, but the position could evolve to full time hours when the work is there. Must be able to take and give direction. Must have a license and be able to drive. A passion for gardening/farming is a plus.

This is a part time role on private land owned by one person; it’s a very much a passion project for the land owner who is looking for help to maintain his properties. Housing is not provided as part of this position.

Interested applicants should provide their town of residence, whether or not they have a license and a vehicle and a brief summary of previous farming/gardening experience, or in lieu of that, why they would have an interest in being a farm hand.

To apply, email Mark Flight at Mark.Flight@channelfishco.com

Urban Edible hiring Assistant Urban Grower

Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Urban Grower positions with Urban Edible, Chicago IL

Urban Edible Description:

Urban Edible designs and maintains several edible/ornamental production gardens in Chicago. These gardens produce high end specialty produce for Chicago restaurants as well as provide outdoor living and entertaining spaces.

Our most extensive project, the Bayless Gardens, consists of a large (3 city lot) residential site with lushly planted and maintained ornamental gardens along with an intensive year-round production garden system including raised beds, unheated and heated greenhouses, indoor grow rooms and deck gardens. Other projects include restaurant rooftop food gardens and patio plantings as well as indoor production gardens. All gardens are organically managed and feature extensive plant propagation and compost operations.

Visit urbanedible.net for more information.

Assistant urban grower position description

We are looking for assistant growers that are currently, or aspire to be, full-time professional urban gardeners. Urban Edible is providing paid positions that include on the job training to qualified candidates (see candidate requirements below). This is a year-round position and, due to extensive training required, we are seeking individuals that desire a long-term position.

Candidates must be available to work 6 hours on Mondays and on at least two other days per week. Full-time seasonal work may be available to highly qualified individuals.  Compensation will be based on skill level.

Candidate Requirements

  • Training and/or Academic background in commercial food production, horticulture, botany, or landscape design.
  • Minimum 2 years, hands-on experience in any of the above areas.
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round in a variety of conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work at an established work pace.

How to apply

Email cover letter and resume ASAP to

Bill Shores at urbanedible@yahoo.com.

 

GrowTown hiring Garden Garden Grower

Detroit, Michigan

GrowTown is accepting applications for a market garden grower(s) to participate in the development of the Penrose Market Garden.

GrowTown is currently implementing an entrepreneurial market garden business in Detroit, Michigan. The Penrose Market Garden is being developed by GrowTown under a 2015 Kresge grant to be a profitable sub-acre urban market garden business that generates significant income for a market grower. The GrowTown model integrates this local food business into an urban affordable housing development and neighborhood.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of an innovative community development project. Our work environment is highly disciplined and entrepreneurial. We are looking for a grower or partner growers to bring their skills and enthusiasm to the Penrose Market Garden and participate in building a successful urban agriculture model.

Grower(s) will work under GrowTown’s leadership to realize the Kresge grant commitment to implement a SPIN-Farming demonstration project at Penrose that is documented and replicable by others.

This opportunity is for growers ready to take initiative and who can work collaboratively with GrowTown and other community stakeholders towards an extraordinary outcome and exciting urban agriculture model.

To apply see the full job description here: 120415 PMG GROWER OPPORTUNITY

Visit growtown.org for additional information.

Applications are due January 10, 2016

Submit applications electronically to:
Beth Hagenbuch
GrowTown

GrowTown Mission:

Founded on the belief that good design makes life better, GrowTown is a non-profit Landscape Architecture studio dedicated to transforming neighborhoods and landscapes in post-industrial cities. Design and implementation of the Local Food Economy is our focus for growing resilient and sustainable communities.

Tricycle Gardens hiring Healthy Soil Fellow

Richmond, Virginia

Healthy Soil Fellow:

Job Responsibilities:

Tricycle Gardens has created a new fellowship opportunity for folks interested in learning about and supporting our extensive compost operations.

RVA’s Urban Farm is a functional urban market farm, as well as an educational center, that includes crops grown in the field and in hoop houses, a compost and vermicompost operation, a woodland edge and insectary plant border and perennial plants such as blueberries and figs.

Healthy Soil Fellows are responsible for picking up and processing food waste from our compost partners. They will assist in maintaining our vermicompost operation including two worm houses, two windrow compost piles and 19 slow cooking compost bins. The Fellow will work with local arborists for woodchip procurement.

Fellows will learn how to improve soil quality through application of amendments, helping the Farm Manager with soil tests and applying needed no-till or low-till farming techniques.

Hours:

Healthy Soil Fellows will work 16 hours a week. The scheduling of these hours is flexible and will be determined by the Fellow and Farm Manager.

We require a three month commitment, with preference given to applicants who are able to commit to six, nine or twelve month terms.

Skills Desired:

Applicants should be interested in the production of compost, worm farming and vermiculture. Past experience is not required, but a healthy appreciation and respect for the soil and all its lovely microbes is a must!

This position requires physical stamina and cold/heat tolerance. Fellows will be expected to work extended hours outdoors, lift heavy objects and use power tools occasionally.

Our Farm Truck, used for the compost pick-ups, has a manual transmission.

Educational Opportunities:

While working with Tricycle Gardens you will have access to all of our knowledge and experience as well as our small library. Educational and professional development opportunities for Tricycle Gardens’ Fellows include opportunities to participate in special projects, invitations to conferences and workshops, and scheduled tours with area farms and institutions.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and your responses to the following questions to jobs@tricyclegardens.org

  • Why are you interested healthy soil?
  • What experience do you have with plants, compost or growing vegetables?
  • Is there anything that interests you about urban farming specifically?
  • Do you intend to pursue farming as a career?