Urban Farm Manager Job in Virginia

Urban Farm Manager

NOW HIRING! AMI Urban Farm Manager Job in Virginia - 2017

THIS JOB HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2017

Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) seeks an Urban Farm Manager to oversee the operations of a 3-acre farm site at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA. The 3-acre site consists of a 1-acre vegetable farm, educational gardens, outdoor classroom and kitchen, orchard, and diverse native habitat plantings. AMI manages and operates the Urban Farm at VSDB, which provides students of all ages a place to learn, play, and grow outdoors. The farm hosts community work days, teacher trainings, as well as workshops for our surrounding communities. The incumbent will plan and carry out the continued development of the farm site based on the goals of the project, and work closely with the VSDB horticulture teaching staff to carry out garden-based education curriculum at the farm. The Urban Farm Manager is responsible for the organic, sustainable management of all operational aspects of farm production including: plant propagation, cultivation, succession planting, pest and nutrient management, harvesting, processing, distribution, quality and quantity control for all vegetative plantings, both perennial and annual.

Please visit AMI's website at http://www.alleghenymountaininstitute.org/ to view the complete Urban Farm Manager position description, download the AMI application form, and follow instructions to apply. 

THIS JOB HAS BEEN FILLED FOR 2017

When applying for the Urban Farm Manager Job, please email a single compiled .pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume, AMI Application Form, and at least 3 professional references

Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is a 501(c) 3 educational nonprofit organization that cultivates healthy communities through food and education.

Allegheny Mountain Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, disability, political affiliation, or marital status. AMI is an equal opportunity employer. 

About the AMI Urban Farm at VSDB

The AMI Urban Farm at VSDB is a project of Allegheny Mountain Institute and Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB). The farm provides students of all ages a place to learn, play and grow outdoors. Our 3-acre site located on the VSDB campus consists of a 2-acre vegetable farm, educational gardens, outdoor classroom and kitchen, orchard, and diverse native habitat plantings.

What do we do?

  • We offer a year-round gardening curriculum that teaches students about the connection between food production, nutrition, and health, as well as other K-12 subjects.
  • We provide training and support for teachers interested in developing school garden programs.
  • We host free public workshops and events during the growing season.
  • Where does all this food go?

Most of the food grown at the AMI Urban Farm at VSDB is used by the VSDB cafeteria, prepared and served to students during meal time. The food is also sold to local schools and restaurants, and donated to regional hunger relief agencies.

1 Comment on Urban Farm Manager Job in Virginia

  1. I am unemployed Graduate. I complete my Diploma In Animal Production.I trained small scales farmers,raising chicks from day old until to market stage

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