• 11Jan

    Organic Farm Picture WisconsinWisconsin Farm, Greenhouse, Field, Education, Jobs and Internships, 2013

    Primrose Valley Farm is an 83 acre farm in the driftless region of south central Wisconsin, just 19 miles southwest of Madison and minutes from the Swiss Village of New Glarus.  This growing, certified organic, 250+ member CSA also supplies Chicago area restaurants and has a event/ community center, complete with a commercial kitchen.  The farm hosts Festivals and U-picks during the course of the season, and provides educational opportunities through its camp and school group programing. The farm is involved in community outreach and supplies food pantries throughout the season. Primrose Valley Farm is seeking applications for a variety of positions as they expand the farm operations and enter the 2013 season.  Please visit their website for more detailed job descriptions www.primrosevalleyfarm.com, send resumes to info@primrosevalleyfarm.com

    For position descriptions click ‘read more’ Read more »

  • 05Feb

    100 acre diversified historic farm: Hyde Park, Duchess County,  New York

    We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and resourceful market gardener to design and manage a new 3/4-acre organic market garden operation, including greenhouse and cold frames, on a beautiful Hudson Valley estate. This is a salaried position, produce grown will go to a restaurant in the city.

    We’re looking for someone with at least three years experience in planning and running an intensive, Eliot Coleman-style vegetable operation. Because of the historic nature of the estate, it is important for the garden to be both productive, and attractive with flowers and thoughtful design.

    This is a part-time position, with overnight accommodation available, and includes the back-up and support of other farmers on site. It would be preferable for you to have had experience growing in the northeast. For the year, beginning March 1, the pay is $25,000. Read more »

  • 02Feb

    Different Forms of Greenhouses (From Farm IQ)

    Greenhouses nowadays seem to fluctuate in their styles and sizes. You may find large and small greenhouses in environmentally oriented communities. A character could also spend more money to enrich his greenhouse. Usually greenhouses come in rectangular forms, rounded and most are close to the house. The volume of the greenhouse does not worry as long it is comfortably built with the fixed plot for its place. A greenhouse could be freestanding or close to the house. Many also call those greenhouses friendly to the house as slant-to greenhouses. These types of greenhouses are very agreed to many gardeners who undercut greenhouse farming. A gardener may physique a tilt-to greenhouse or a freestanding greenhouse in his own garden. However, they…

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  • 30Jan

    POSITION FILLED> THANK YOU

    Hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

    Period of Employment: From February to mid-June

    Pay: 8.00$ per hour.Duties include: Seeding; Planting; Watering; Filling pots (for flowers/hanging baskets)

    Physical work includes some lifting (up to 25 lbs.) Transfer flats. Greenhouse gets very warm-must be able to tolerate heat. It is a ‘dirty’ job-must like to get hands in soil!!!!

    Please send resume to:

  • 23Nov

    This Position Has Been filled, please do not apply

    North San Juan, Nevada County, California – March through November 2011

     

    Educational opportunities: Organic Plant Propagation, Nursery Work, Greenhouse Production, Vegetable, Flower and Herb Market Gardening, Berry and Grape Production, Orcharding, Direct Marketing, Composting, Seed Production, Heritage Plant Exploration and Propagation, Homesteading Skills, Small Equipment Management, Ornamental Management, Community Living, Vegetarian and Vegan Food Preparation (and consumption!), Food Preserving Skills such as drying, juicing, fermentation, baking, canning, freezing. Check the Internet on Amigo Bob Cantisano to learn more about us.

    We live and grow on a gorgeous 11 acres on the San Juan Ridge, between the Middle and South Forks of the Yuba River at 2500′ in the northern Sierra Nevada, 30 minutes from Nevada City and Grass Valley. Our farm is a mixture of productive fields, orchards, pines, oaks, madrone, cedar and fir forest, with a seasonal creek and four distinct seasons. We live and participate in an interesting, diverse community with a very active rural cultural scene. Read more »

  • 24Oct

    Position: Vegetable Propagation Manager/Chicken Caretaker/CSA Distribution Staffer

    Location: Holcomb Farm CSA, West Granby, CT

    Work Dates: March 14 – October 28, 2011.

    Type: 45-50 hours/week. Includes weekly evening and Saturday hours.

    Compensation: Up to $9.00/hr.; workers compensation insurance; farm produce and eggs; staff discount on farm store items; 5 days paid vacation

    Contact: Sam Hammer. Sam@holcombfarmcsa.org. 860-653-5554. holcombfarmcsa.org. Read more »

  • 30Sep

    Agency Mission Statement: Fondy Food Center connects Greater Milwaukee to local, fresh food – from farm to table. We do this through 1) Support of small-scale Wisconsin farmers to secure the supply of fresh food to Milwaukee; 2) Cooking-based nutrition education for youth and adults; and 3) Filling the need for fresh, locally grown food in Milwaukee’s North Side neighborhoods through a historic farmers market tradition.

    Project Purpose: The purpose of the Fondy Farm Project is to build a secure, economically viable farm cooperative for small-scale local disadvantaged farmers that will provide fresh food for the people residing on Milwaukee’s North Side. The project will have four goals: economic viability, social justice, environmental quality, cultural continuity. Ultimately, the project will become a model for other similar efforts across the Upper Midwest.

    Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, October 25, 2010

    Position Starts: On or around December 1, 2010 Read more »

  • 23Mar

    Top Sprouts is a start-up company based in Boston, MA. We partner with building owners to develop sustainable rooftop greenhouse systems to grow fresh produce for urban consumers while greening the building and generating a healthy return on investment.

    Our vision is to integrate rooftop greenhouse systems to all suitable urban buildings and create local, self-sustaining economies that will Produce quality food in a sustainable way; Provide new job opportunities; Build strong communities; and Lessen our environmental footprint. At Top Sprouts, we strive to bring entrepreneurialism into every aspect of running our company-innovation, creativity and passion.

    Job Description

    We are currently looking for a Greenhouse Manager to join our management team.  The company is currently run by its two founders, Alice Leung and Akshay Kolte.  Alice serves as the Chief Executive Officer and also leads the sales and marketing efforts.  Akshay is the Director of Business Development and Finance.  Del Mandawe, our Construction Project Manager, oversees the design and development of the greenhouse applications. Read more »

  • 13Nov

    Job Description:

    Greenhouse Manager

    Type: Full-­time

    Salary: Yearly (depends  on  experience)

    Location: San Francisco,  CA

    Cityscape Farms grows fresh produce in greenhouses throughout the urban landscape to create sustainable local food economies and combat global warming. We are working on developing a network of hydroponic greenhouse farms serving the Bay Area. These farms will be located in underutilized parts of the urban landscape, specifically rooftops and vacant lots.

    We are seeking an innovative, strong leader to manage day-­to-­day operations and help expand greenhouse business opportunities. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys hands-­on growing activities with expertise in all aspects of crop production including purchasing supplies, propagation, potting, fertilizing, watering, pest and disease management practices, and maintaining environmental controls. Other duties consist of business development & marketing, hiring and managing grower staff, providing customer service, implementing inventory control, and ensuring the upkeep of equipment and facilities.

    A flexible work schedule to include some weekends is required. Position also requires extensive knowledge of hydroponic plant production (vine and leaf crops) and personnel management skills with proven ability to be self-­motivated. Experience with organics and USDA certification a plus (we seek to become a certified organic hydroponic grower).

    Requirements:

    -­A bachelor’s degree in horticulture or a related field

    -­At least five years of experience as a nursery/greenhouse worker

    -­Expertise with hydroponics/aquaponics including drip, ebb-­and-­flow, and NFT systems, as well as HID lighting configurations

    Send resume and cover letter to HR@cityscapefarms.com

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