Jobs at The Food Project

The Food Project has two job openings for the 2010 growing season: Grower's Assistant and Grower's Assistant/Youth Supervisor.  Full descriptions of both these positions, including information about how to apply, can be found on their website at: http://thefoodproject.org/work-here About The Food Project: "Our mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. We produce healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provide youth leadership opportunities.   Most importantly, we strive to inspire and support others to create change in their own communities. Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, we work with over 140 teens and thousands of volunteers to farm on 31 acres in rural Lincoln, MA, 9 acres in Beverly and Ipswich, 2 1/2 acres in Boston and 1 acre in Lynn.   We consider our hallmark to be our focus on identifying and transforming a new generation of leaders by placing teens in unusually responsible roles, with deeply meaningful work.

Each season, we grow nearly a quarter-million pounds of food without chemical pesticides, donating half to local shelters.   We sell the remainder of our produce through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) crop “shares” and farmers’ markets.  We market our own Farm-Fresh Salsa and other value added products.  Locally, we educate urban gardeners about lead-contaminated soil and promote raised bed gardening by residents and organizations in Boston and Lynn.

Nearly half of The Food Project’s work is as a resource center for organizations and individuals worldwide.   We provide unique capacity building for organizations and educators who learn from The Food Project’s expertise through materials, youth training and professional development opportunities.  Even projects completely unrelated to farming can draw on our methods for building inspired, diverse and productive youth communities. Read more about our Vision & Philosophy.

The Food Project has been the subject of a number of research papers, some of which we’ve been able to make available online. We have also made and been the subject of a number of videos.”

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