Full Time Organic Farm and Garden Assistant Job with the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program, a Farm-Based Education Not for Profit Organization in California
Description: The Farm and Garden Assistant will manage a 1/3 acre education garden, a few acres of perennials and annuals within our larger organic farm, as well as some chicken, goat, and animal care. The person in this position will plan collaboratively with education and farm staff, as well as be responsible for daily decision-making. Tasks will require tractor work, irrigation, soil amending, crop rotation, etc.
Qualifications: Prior experience in organic farming and gardening is required, experience on a tractor is desired. This is an opportunity for those intending to pursue farming or farm or garden based education as a career path. It is a chance to hone your organic farming and gardening skills. Speaking Spanish is a plus. We expect you to arrive with a good work ethic and a positive attitude. Please be aware that farming is hard work and we require a full season commitment, with the potential for a multi year position.
Duration: We ask that you arrive on the farm in February. This gives LEFDP’s Education Director an opportunity to work with and train you before the busiest part of the season begins. We are most interested in hiring someone willing to make a long term, multi-year commitment. The minimum contract for the position will last through mid November to complete and support the Discovery Program through the busiest season and to be honored at our end of harvest celebration.
Hours: 40+ hrs/wk or as long as it takes
Compensation: A private yurt and communal kitchen and bath facility as well as a stipend of $400 per month
Application Procedure: Please download and fill out (Word document), and then e-mail it along with a resume and a cover letter describing your interests and why you would like to work for the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program to: Jessica Ridgeway: Questions? Call Jessica at…