Market Garden Manager Job in Hawaii

HIP Agriculture

The Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Agriculture) is a conscious movement of inspired individuals living a model of sustainability through direct engagement with the earth and service to youth and communities.

At the heart of HIP Agriculture is a commitment to personal growth and awakening that empowers individuals to be activated leaders for change.

Located in beautiful, historic North Kohala, HIP Agriculture is a growing community that cultivates a diverse collection of Polynesian crops and operates as an educational site offering sustainable agriculture courses, youth programming, community workshops and events. Through farming and hands-on education HIP Agriculture is pioneering a new paradigm of conscious agriculture that honors indigenous wisdom, food sovereignty and the transformational power of returning to the land.

Market Garden Manager Job

We are seeking an individual/couple to manage our market garden operations.We ask for a minimum 1-year commitment. More info at http://www.hipagriculture.org/about/join-our-team

Market Garden Manager Job Responsibilities include

  • Management of nursery care, seeding, and transplanting
  • Management of crop rotation and quality record keeping
  • Management of harvest for restaurants and farmers markets
  • Management of soil fertility, pest control, and weeds
  • Manage irrigation system and watering of the fields and nursery
  • Manage, educate and train new farm workers and students
  • Maintain a clean and organizes packing shed
  • Management of all garden supplies and tools
  • Bed prep: Being able to use a BCS and/or a tractor is a plus
  • Strong ability to communicate with others and work well within a community environment.
  • Experience in working at Farmers Markets and Driving a Delivery Van is a plus
  • Must have a clean driving record and valid drivers license
  • Weekly managers and staff meeting
  • Occasional participation in educational activities and community engagement

Homestead Responsibilities

  • Weekly chores to maintain the common areas
  • Milking – 1-2 days a week
  • Weekly community dinners

We Provide

  • Housing accommodations in a private hale
  • Access to 1000 sq. ft. shared kitchen and study space
  • Shared hot/cold showers, composting toilets and washing machine on site
  • Community food supplies (vegetables and fruit harvested from land, bulk grains and legumes)
  • Walking distance to nearby swimming and surfing spots
  • Access to HIP Ag libraries, educational events, etc.
  • Stipend of $500/month

For more information about HIP Agriculture or the Market Garden Manager Job contact: hipagriculture@gmail.com

To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/

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