• 20Oct

    Food Job: The Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) in West Philadelphia is looking for a new Director of Operations with at least 3-5 years of experience working in educational and/or in non-profit administration and a commitment to engaging, educating and empowering youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system.

    For more information on UNI, check out Their webpage Learn about the Youth Food Bill of Rights, and watch this video about the Youth Development Program.

    If interested in the position, email urbannutritioninitiative@gmail.com.

  • 17Apr

    Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI) Farmer/Youth Development Position Opening (2-3 Acres in Philly)

    Organizational Mission and Overview: The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania to engage, educate and empower youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system. Based in West Philadelphia, the UNI Youth Development Program provides paid internships to approximately 60 high school students during the school year and 100 students during the summer. UNI empowers teen interns to explore and identify solutions to the problem of urban American health disparities via their placement in either peer nutrition education or urban agriculture worksites.

    UNI is looking to expand their mission by growing on more urban land with more youth, and subsequently has procured, in partnership with Fairmount Park, Bartram’s Gardens and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS,) a three acre site to implement the youth development and employment model within a Community Food Resource Center.

    UNI is seeking a Farm Manager to take charge of the overall planning, implementation, organization, and management of farming activities at Bartram’s Gardens in South West Philadelphia. This individual will work closely with the Project Director to implement a Community Food Resource Center which includes the following elements:

    • 2 acre production vegetable farm
    • Philadelphia Green and City Harvest: Green House and Hoop House
    • Community Garden
    • Community Education Kitchen (Phase 2)
    • .5 acre Orchard Read more »
  • 26Feb

    The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute Presents Mushroom Inoculation, Production Workshops

    - April 23 in Montague, MA at Brooks Bend Farm (Western Massachusetts)
    - May 14 in Harleysville, PA at Living Hope Farm (Near Philadelphia)
    - May 21 & 22 in the Finger Lakes region, NY at Hawk Meadow Farm and Cayuta Sun (near Ithaca) Read more »

  • 26Jan

    Greener Partners seeks qualified candidates to fill a number of newly created positions for the 2011 growing season in the Greater Philadelphia Area.  Greener Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to reconnecting communities to the food we eat.  We envision a world in which everyone is inspired to improve his or her community and personal well being by experiencing locally grown, organic food. We have several community farms that provide produce for CSA members and Farmers Markets.  Our educational programs, Seed to Snack™, The S.O.L Food Project and Greener Partners Summer Camps, educate and inspire youth both on our farms and in surrounding schools.

    As a fast growing organization and leader in the local food movement, Greener Partners seeks creative, hardworking and motivated individuals who are committed to Greener Partners’ mission and programming to join our dynamic team.

    Available Positions: (descriptions below)

    Farm Manager at Norristown Hub

    Educational Farm Manager at the Radnor

    Education Programs Manager at Norristown Hub

    Farm Educators at the Radnor and Norristown Hubs

    Agripreneur Program: CSA Farm Apprentices in Media, Radnor and Norristown.

    Please email your letter of interest and resume, indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line, to alison.forbes@greenerpartners.org. Full job descriptions are available upon request. We will be attending both NOFA and PASA conferences, please indicate in your email if you would like to schedule an interview time at one of the conferences.

    Read more »

  • 23Dec

    Title: CSA Farm Education Coordinator at Henry Got Crops!, Weavers Way Farm

    Type: Part Time, hourly, seasonal, 16-20 hours per week. his position will start in April 2010, and end in November 2011.

    Location: Roxborough neighborhood, Philadelphia

    Compensation: The coordinator will work approximately 16-20 hours a week at $12 per hour, mainly between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

    Deadline for Applications: January 14th, 2011.  Please indicate availability for interviews the week of January 23rd , 2011.

    Weavers Way Farms, a small-scale, chemical-free, multi-site urban farming operation in Northwest Philadelphia, seeks a part-time education coordinator for its Community Supported Agriculture program.  Henry Got Crops! CSA is a two and one half acre urban farm in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Situated on land owned by the city’s Fairmount Park system, Henry Got Crops! is a partnership between Weavers Way Co-op and W.B. Saul Agricultural High School, an agricultural public school that is part of the Philadelphia School District.  Henry Got Crops! CSA was founded in 2009 to be an educational opportunity for the students at Saul High School as well as an example of a self-sufficient urban agriculture business. Read more »

  • 21Dec

    Title: Pennypack Farm seeks Farm Manager

    Type: Full-time, year round (except for one winter month off).

    Location: Suburban Philadelphia (Horsham), Pennsylvania

    Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.  Health benefits included year round.

    Join a dynamic farm team and be a part of a vibrant farm community!  Pennypack Farm is a 24 acre organic vegetable farm and education center located in suburban Philadelphia (Horsham).  We are seeking a Farm Manager for the 2011 season. Read more »

  • 04Dec

    Title: Apprentices, Weavers Way

    Type: 40-55 hours per week, depending on the time of the season, which runs March 29th to mid-November

    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Compensation: Weekly stipend, produce from the farm, coop membership, and housing with a local family if needed

    Application Deadline: January 19th, 2010

    Weavers Way seeks two Apprentices

    Weavers Way is currently seeking two apprentices to work on our farming projects in Northwest Philadelphia.  The farm sites consist of a two acre market farm, and a two-and-a-half acre CSA.  The farms are run through Weavers Way Coop, a 3,600 member, community-owned market, with locations in Mt Airy, West Oak Lane, and Chestnut Hill. Read more »

  • 18Nov

    Position: WWCP Farm Educator; Status: Full-Time/Salaried; Reports to: Executive Director of WWCP

    Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP), the non-profit arm of Weavers Way Co-op, seeks a full-time Farm Educator. The Farm Educator will run education programming at both Weavers Way Farm and the Hope Garden at Stenton Family Manor (Northwest Philadelphia).

    WWCP’s Farm Education is a dynamic, interactive program that takes place at Weavers Way Farm, a two-acre urban production farm on land at Awbury Arboretum in Germantown, as well as other locations. Students of all ages, from pre-school to college, as well as community groups, visit the farm throughout the year to learn about urban agriculture and the locally grown food movement. Programs range from one-time field trips to regular service learning clubs and in-class lessons.

    About half this position will be managing The Hope Garden, a one-quarter-acre farm at Stenton Family Manor (a city run homeless shelter for families). Food is produced for both the kitchen and sale at local markets. The main focus of this garden is on education for the residents. Children’s programming is organized throughout the year at summer camp and after school.

    The Farm Educator will plan and coordinate a diversity of WWCP Education programs, contact schools, schedule field trips, and implement farm-based education for a variety of groups. The Farm Educator will also manage intensive vegetable production in both the Children’s Garden and the Hope Garden. Additional responsibilities include sale of produce at weekly farmer’s markets, volunteer management, and community outreach. Working with community organizations, educational institutions, and other groups of children and adults, the educator’s purpose is to increase the community’s knowledge of, and experience with, urban agriculture. Read more »

  • 04Oct
    Reports To: Director of Teens 4 Good
    Employment Status: Part-time

    Summary:

    The Urban Farm Manager is responsible for the management of designated Teens 4 Good urban farms in partnership with USLA (Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy) and Teens 4 Good youth. The Urban Farm Manager will play a critical role in helping to build a sustainable, youth-led urban farming business. The job includes crop planning, day-to-day management of urban farms, distributing and selling produce, instructing youth in urban agriculture and urban farm management, creating and managing operating budgets of the farm(s), and developing business plans to ensure the sustainability of the farm(s). Read more »

  • 02Oct

    School Wellness Youth Coordinator

    The Food Trust is working with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the School District of Philadelphia to launch the Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools as a part of Get Healthy Philly a CDC – Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, which includes engaging youth in schools to create healthier school environments.
    Read more »

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