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Urban Farm Educator and Manager, Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation (NEBHDCo), Brooklyn NY, 5/27/14
The Urban Farm Manager will be part of NEBHDCo’s healthy food initiatives and will work closely with the Community Healthy Food Advocate. This part-time consultant position requires expertise in growing food in urban settings, strong youth and community leadership skills, and teaching experience. The Urban Farm Educator and Manager will oversee both the day-to-day maintenance of the gardens and work with the youth to increase their skills and knowledge in the garden. The Farm Educator works on a team with two other positions to manage this garden. Please send cover letter and resume to:  Bianca Bockman, Community Healthy Food Advocate, bbockman@nebhdco.org.

Outreach and Program Coordinator, The New York Farm Viability Institute, Syracuse, NY, 5/22/14

The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) is seeking a full-time Outreach and Program Coordinator in its Syracuse office to provide media outreach and communication support, coordinate its Dairy Profit Team Program, and assist with other duties on a small office team. Duties include: coordinate media and public relations efforts, develop popular press articles, case studies, and other illustrative material that highlight farm success stories, prepare reports on project impacts, coordinate the profit team program, assist with developing requests for and review of proposals, and assist in fund raising activities.  Email cover letter with salary history and salary requirements, resume and references to jobs@nyfvi.org.  Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2014 or until the position is filled.

Farmers Market Help, Brigham Farm, Concord, MA, 5/22/14

Be part of a very small team and learn about both conventional and organic growing systems!  Brigham Farm is seeking an individual to staff three weekly farmers' markets from June 5 through October 9. Applicant must be available for this entire time.  Brigham Farm is a 20-acre farm in Concord, MA, located on Rte 117 near the Sudbury River. Their fields have been in continuous crop production by the Brigham family since 1824.  They grow mostly sweet corn, as well as peas, strawberries, and cauliflower.  At their markets, they sell a wide variety of produce and cut flowers from their next-door neighbors at Macone Farm and Crooked Row Fields. Please send a resume, and a paragraph explaining why you are a good candidate for this position to elena.colman@gmail.com, subject: Brigham Farm position. 

Assistant Farm Manager, Book & Plow Farm, Amherst MA, 5/22/14

Book & Plow Farm is looking for an assistant manager starting as soon as possible. Interested in working on a 10-acre vegetable farm that supplies produce to Amherst College? Book & Plow Farm is truly unique model that resembles both a school farm and an independent operation.  Founded in 2013, Book & Plow farm is in its second year of production. They grew 4 acres of vegetables last year and have expanded up to 10 acres of vegetables for this year.  They are located on Amherst College land and are very integrated with the college but are also an independent operation. They are committed to growing using organic practices. They are looking for someone available from June to November (negotiable) with farming experience (preferably 2 years or more) and a valid drivers license who is interested in being involved in a full range of activities that are needed to run a vegetable operation, in particular we are looking for someone who is comfortable leading crews, driving tractors, and building infrastructure.

Community Growers Director, Southside Community Land Trust, Providence, RI, 5/20/14

Community Growers Director is responsible for planning and coordination of all community grower programming including management and development of new community gardens; facilitating the Providence Market Growers Network; coordinating SCLT’s seasonal workshop schedule and urban agriculture Neighborhood Hub sites; and various seasonal programs and events.  This position will report to SCLT’s Executive Director.  To apply, please address cover letter and resume by Friday, June 13, 2014 to Margaret DeVos, SCLT Executive Director, at jobs@southsideclt.org.

 

Summer Youth Program Team Leaders, Common Good City Farm, Washington, DC, 5/19/14

Common Good City Farm is hiring 2 Team Leaders to help implement their 3rd Summer Youth Program. Common Good's Summer Youth Program (SYP) recruits Washington, DC teenagers for a rigorous summer job program blending academic enrichment, work readiness training, and civic involvement. Once enrolled in SYP, 16 teenagers will learn about sustainable food systems, responsible agriculture, healthy eating, public speaking, the rewards of community service and collaborating in a diverse team while working on our farm and earning stipends. The Team Leaders will each manage a team of 8 youth participants.

Farmhand, Sweet Stem Farm, Lititz, PA, 5/16/14

Sweet Stem Farm, a small sustainable farm near Ephrata, Pennsylvania specializing in humanely raised pork, beef, and lamb seeks a full-time farmhand to work Fridays through Tuesdays. The person who fills this position will work closely with the farm owners, the production manager, and other senior farmhands to keep operations running smoothly, especially during the transitions from weekday to weekend routines. This position is perfect for someone who likes to work hard and is interested in sustainable agriculture and passionate about animal welfare. Livestock experience is not required. This is a great opportunity for someone to learn complete care and all aspects of animal production for humanely-raised pigs. Please send a description of your work experiences and why you want to join the farm to sweetstemfarm@gmail.com.

Bilingual Organizer / Community Outreach, CATA, Glassboro, N.J. / Philadelphia region, 5/14/14

CATA (El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas / The Farmworkers' Support Committee) is governed by and comprised of farmworkers and other low-wage immigrant workers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA's mission is to empower and educate workers through leadership development and capacity building so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action for their interests.  They are hiring for an Organizer/ Community Outreach position based in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Community Organizer, Corbin Hill Food Project, New York, NY, 5/7/14

Corbin Hill Food Project is assembling a team of Community Organizers for its 2014 Summer Farm Share season. A Community Organizer will oversee distribution at one of our Farm Share locations, do community organizing and outreach around that site, organize Shareholder volunteers at that site, and act as the primary Corbin Hill representative to site Shareholders. This is a perfect position for those who are passionate about working at the grassroots level to build awareness about public health, local agriculture, and improving our nation’s food system.

 

Baltimore County/City and Harford County FSNE Project Leader and Nutrition Educator, University Of Maryland Extension, College Of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Cockeysville, MD, 5/6/14

This is a 12 month, term appointment. The full time position is part of the Food Supplement Nutrition Education program (FSNE) conducted by the University of Maryland Extension. The educator will deliver nutrition education programs to low income residents with emphasis on reaching food stamp recipients. This position also serves as project leader, managing a large team with a diverse set of community nutrition education programs.

 

Part-Time Farm Educator and Community Liaison, NYC Compost Project, Queens, NY, 5/2/14

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) in partnership with the Department of Sanitation New York’s NYC Compost Project is hiring a Farm Educator and Community Liaison for the Community, Crops and Compost (CCC) Initiative at QBG.  CCC, located in QBG’s arboretum, is a multifaceted sustainable farm around which a number of educational and participatory activities will take place. Activities will focus on local needs and raise community and visitor awareness about the relationship between food waste, composting, healthy soil production and sustainable food production. The site features a farm-based composting operation as well as food waste drop-off opportunities for NYC residents.  To apply, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@queensbotanical.org.

 

Children’s Garden Program Coordinator, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens, NY, 5/2/14

Queens Botanical Garden HSBC Children’s Garden enables children ages 4½-12 the opportunity to plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables, herbs, and flowers in an outdoor learning environment.  The children not only explore various methods of gardening, but also discover their surrounding environment through hands-on activities about birds, insects, trees, solar energy, water conservation, and composting. This position offers a unique opportunity for individuals with interests in horticulture, education, environmental sustainability and/or non-profit organizations. The Coordinator works closely with the Director of Education and other education staff to ensure the delivery of a safe, organized, and fun. 

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Map of the Month: Factory Farms

Food & Water Watch created this interactive map to illustrate something that people in rural America have known for a long time: factory farms farms have grown in number, and these facilities are over- whelming some regions of the country, including parts of our region.

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