Urban Farmer Job in California

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Farmscape Urban Farmer Job in California

Farmscape is seeking a part-time urban farmer for the San Fernando Valley. This farmer will steward the management of 10-20 small farms, predominantly within residential landscapes, and will have opportunities to assist on larger urban farms and garden installation projects.

About Farmscape:

Farmscape is the largest urban farming venture in California with headquarters in Los Angeles and Oakland. We design, install, and tend intensive organic vegetable gardens for residences, schools, restaurants, and other organizations. We are turning the city back into a farm one yard at a time!

More information: http://farmscapegardens.com/

Job Responsibilities:

Farm & Garden Management

  • Maintains all assigned farms: designs planting layouts, tracks planting or replanting times, starts seeds, maintains seedlings, solves pest and disease problems, fertilizes and amends soil, harvests produce, repairs irrigation issues, etc.

  • Maintain or assist with maintaining fruit trees, including fertilizing, harvesting, pruning, and solving pest and disease issues

  • Acts proactively to prevent issues with the garden

  • Manages regular and consistent personal schedule of weekly visits

  • Manages service inventory for assigned gardens: tools, pest and disease control products, seeds and plants, trellises and other garden accessories

  • Keeps regular and organized service logs of weekly visits

  • Collaborates with Farmscape staff to resolve garden issues that are difficult or complex

  • May help with R&D of Farmscape farming methods

  • May assist with training staff

Customer Service

  • Maintains good customer relationships, both in-person and via phone/email

  • Answers customer concerns in a timely manner and communicates problems upward

  • Represents Farmscape products and services in a professional manner

Other

  • May assist with garden and farm installations

  • Attends staff, service, and training meetings as required

  • Additional tasks, as assigned by your manager.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required

  • Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus

  • Farm management experience or farmhand work is also a plus

  • Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices

  • Friendly and clear communicator

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail a must

  • Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle

Compensation:

Farming Positions start at $15/hr.

To Apply for the Urban Farmer Job:

Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@farmscapegardens.com with the subject line “Urban Farmer BF516”. Application deadline is Monday, June 6. NO CALLS PLEASE.

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