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Organic Gardening Internships at Heathcote Community - Freeland, MD
Job duties to include:
Experience with farm market sales and customer service are a big plus. Must be available weekends now through October; with advance planning we can have replacements for a weekend off.
Percentage of sales or salary negotiable.
This position is sponsored by Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with the University of Maryland Extension (UME) in Riverdale, MD. GHCC serves as the VISTA Project Sponsor to more than 20 nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, GHCC's mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities. GHCC will provide support to the University of Maryland and VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, professional development opportunities, and resources. University of Maryland Extension is part of a county-wide educational system, sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland, Prince George's County Government, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prince George's County, where it is based in Maryland, is the most diverse county in the state, but it is rife with health issues, many of which stem from poor diet. County residents experience higher rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and cancer than the state average; and, tragically, racial and ethnic differences reveal even greater disparities. UME provides gardening and nutrition education in order to help people become healthier and more self-sufficient. Key partners for this project are William Wirt Middle School, and the Suburban Washington Resettlement Center, which includes the International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Social Services, and the Ethiopian Community Development Council.
Member Duties : The Community Garden Coordinator, with a coalition of community partners, will facilitate the creation of an intergenerational training ground for small-scale, intensive, sustainable agriculture. Working with a dynamic team of project leaders, the VISTA will transform an abandoned parcel of land into a garden bursting with nutritious vegetables grown by refugee families, middle school students, and other neighborhood residents. The Coordinator will: 1. Collaboratively develop a concept plan for the garden with input and approval from neighborhood residents and partner agencies. 2. Coordinate the building and development of the garden. 3. Fundraise $2,000 for garden materials and coordinate installation with volunteers. 4. Recruit 150 partner agency representatives and neighborhood residents to participate in workdays, educational workshops, and ongoing garden maintenance. 5. Develop a system for measuring impacts of the garden on participants.
Program Benefits :
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Hi Farmers or Vendors,
I am assisting two Nursing and Rehab Centers to reach out to their communities by hosting Farmers' Markets on their grounds. If you are looking for another Market to participate in, please consider these. They are in neighborhoods that could really use the benefit of locally grown food.
Here are the two addresses:
St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
St. Elizabeth's will have an EBT machine for SNAP Benefits to eligible recipients or charge/debit customers.
Please let me know if you would be available, and if so: beginning and ending dates, day of the week, and times.
I greatly appreciate it, thank you,
Crossroads Community Food Network Seeks Half-time Executive Director
Essential job functions include:
• Fundraising– Assumes primary responsibility for fundraising, including development of a fundraising plan, grant writing and reporting, and identifying new and diverse revenue sources.
Farmer Seeks Small Equipment
I am looking for equipment for a start-up farm focused on small grains. I currently have a small acerage under lease, and am looking for small equipment for sale, or custom field work services in Loudoun county.
Landowner Looking for Farmer to Lease Land
From Greg Robinson:
I am looking for a responsible farmer for land lease in Fauquier, Rappahannock or Culpeper counties. I am currently in the process of purchasing land, and I am interested in a possible joint site selection between myself (the owner) and the farmer. Below are a few more details.
- Acreage: approximately 5 to 12 acres for lease to the farmer depending on the farm selected for purchase.
Sheep Hill Farm Seeks Summer Interns for 2013
Sheep Hill Farm in White Hall, MD is looking for summer interns for 2013. Sheep Hill Farm runs a CSA and sometimes sells at farmers markets and to businesses. We grow seasonal vegetables, produce eggs, fruit, wool and experiment with different crops yearly. This year will be a first for flowers. We do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. Intern duties include helping with weeding, picking, sorting, mowing, taking care of livestock, and other things.
Please contact Steve Saunders at 443-992-5634 with questions or to set up a time to some see the farm. Check us out on Facebook, Sheep Hill Farm.
Accokeek Ecosystem Farm 2013 Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship program serves as a full immersion in land-based training of all aspects of organic vegetable operation at the Accokeek Foundation's 8-acre certified organic Ecosystem Farm.
Timeframe: May 13, 2013 until December 13, 2013
Compensation: $1700 per month as well as Foundation-sponsored formal training, healthcare, informal farm training for a full season
Areas of Responsibility: Under the direction of the farm manager, apprentices are expected to share responsibility for and training in the following fields:
· daily chores around vegetable production
· tractor operation and maintenance
· regular observation and control of pests and diseases
· vegetable and flower growing from seeds, seedlings, to transplanting
· use of proper harvesting techniques
· post-harvest handling and packaging
· CSA preparation for 60 shares
· farmers' market sales
· a to-be-determined apprentice project
· participation in Foundation events and meetings
· tours of the farm for school children and the interested public
Requirements for Consideration: It is a must that any person apply to this position with the following skillset:
· desire to learn more about sustainable agriculture
· willingness to work well with others
· time commitment during the growing season
Desired Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate would possess many of these skills:
· 2-3 seasons of farm experience
· competence with machinery use and maintenance
· farmers' market retail sales and/or working within a CSA model
· experience in environmental or agricultural education
· knowledge of solar-powered systems or off-grid energy systems
Work Requirements and Conditions
· working in all weather conditions unless it is physically unsafe
· working around large machinery with moving parts
· lifting up to 50 pounds regularly
· lots of walking and working on your feet (or knees or squatting)
· occasional work with livestock
To view Ecosystem Farm information online, please go to www.accokeek.org.
Willowsford Farm is Hiring Full-Time Farm Crew
Farm Crew is a paid, hourly position. Crew is involved in all aspects of farm production: planting, cultivating, mulching, harvesting, washing and distributing produce, and caring for a small flock of laying hens.
Work Experience/Skills Desired: One full season on a vegetable farm, or similar experience. Other demonstrated skills or work ethic are considered. Farm work is physically demanding and we work in all conditions: cold and wet and hot and humid. A commitment to working hard and having fun is required.
Educational opportunities: This is not an internship, but there is a lot to learn here for the interested crew member. Willowsford Farm is also a member of Chesapeake CRAFT, a series of farm tours, workshops, and potlucks – a lot of fun and an excellent opportunity to see how other farms do sustainable agriculture.
These are paid positions, and housing may be included. Farm crew season is April – October. Contact Mike at msnow (at) willowsfordfarm (dot) com.
One Acre Farm is Hiring Full-Time Worker
One Acre farm is a small vegetable farm in Montgomery County Maryland looking to hire someone full time for the upcoming season. We are scaling up and need someone who isn't afraid to work hard. You do not need any prior experience, per se, but must know your true limits as to how you will fare working outside in the heat and humidity five days a week.
Duties will include harvest, washing, weeding, trellising and planting.
This is full time starting in April.
You should not apply if...
- You are just looking for a job for the summer. I need someone that is going to commit till late October.
You should apply if..
You want to learn how to work hard. When I started farming, my goal was not to be a farmer, it was to learn how to work hard. Turns out, I fell in love with the farming, who knows, you might too!
Lauren’s Garden Service: Hiring Full Time Gardeners and Garden Crew Leaders for 2013 Season
March-November 2013, about 36 hours a week
Monday- Friday, 8-4
We are a residential landscape company focusing on removing old landscapes and upgrading to new gardens. We also maintain landscape beds with weeding, pruning, edging and mulching. We build ponds, patios, walkways, raised vegetable beds and much more.
We are looking for someone reliable and detail oriented to join our company and grow with us. Be prepared to work outside, physically, everyday! You will need to be able to lift 50 lbs and complete garden tasks in a timely manner. It is required that you have reliable transportation and be available to work the above schedule.
We are a great eco friendly company of people who love gardening and plants. Come join the fun of beautifying our clients yards!
Williams Tool for Sale
Williams Tool System for Sale
This unit was purchased in 2008 and no longer works with current cultivation plan. Picture available upon request. Depending on your location, possible delivery for a fee.
University of Maryland Extension Seeks Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator
To develop and facilitate professional development opportunities for UME faculty and staff, and other agricultural service providers in Maryland, and to assist in grant proposal development in the areas of sustainable agriculture. The Coordinator will work with the Agriculture and Natural Resource (AGNR) Program Leader, other program faculty and with other agricultural service providers in Maryland (NRCS, FSA, State Dept. of Agriculture, nonprofits) to develop and facilitate a strategic professional development plan for AGNR faculty and other service providers covering a variety of priority issues including nutrient management, good agriculture practices, IPM, and precision agriculture. The professional development program will be based on adult learning concepts and techniques, and the vehicles for implementing programs will include webinars, invited speakers, workshops, tours, and other educational methods. The Coordinator also will assist faculty teams in grant proposal development and submissions. Potential grantors include Federal Programs such as NIFA, NRCS, AFRI, SCRI, SBIR, and EPA, and state agencies, commodity organizations, regional non-profits and foundations. The goals of the position are to increase the ability of UME faculty and staff, and other agricultural service providers in Maryland to: 1) implement education programs about sustainable agriculture based on adult learning concepts, 2) document outcomes from their education programs, and 3) increase their success in obtaining external program funding.
Evaluate needs of faculty and other agricultural service providers for professional development in adult learning, sustainable agriculture, and grant writing. Identify existing opportunities (workshops, conferences, in-service meetings, departmental meetings, etc.) to address these needs.
Facilitate, coordinate and conduct new programs to address these needs by delivering high quality, in-depth professional development based on adult learning concepts. Develop and maintain a calendar of PD programming and disseminate to faculty, staff and agricultural service providers in Maryland.
Work with Agriculture Profitability and Sustainability Impact Team, other teams and other agricultural service providers in Maryland to advance sustainable agricultural education to enhance service providers' skills and capacity. Enhance grant writing skills of faculty, especially the development of skills for meeting the requirements of programs requiring outcomes. Identify, maintain and disseminate a list of funding opportunities available to support and advance sustainable agriculture programs. Supplement position funding by inclusion of salary request in grant submissions.
Masters in agricultural education, education, production agriculture or closely related field is required. If degree is in education, 2 years experience working in agricultural production is required. Knowledge about adult learning concepts Experience in writing and obtaining grants for programs requiring outcomes.
Excellent written and oral communications skills Strong computer skills in WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, and online conferencing programs
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary will be commensurate with experience, with base salary of $41,600 full-time equivalent per year. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54513 A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current (signed) resume or Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.
Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is selected.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Part-Time Farmer Position Open at Heathcote Community
Baltimore City Public Schools Seeks Farm to Cafetieria Initiative Coordinator
- Assist in Great Kids Farm to Cafeteria Initiative efforts to increase the quantity of student-grown produce in accordance with student consumption.
- Highly motivated, self-starting individual with the ability to train others in Farm to Cafeteria related skills and activities
- Bachelor's degree in administration, business, marketing, communication, public policy, nutrition, education, agriculture, hospitality, or any related field from an accredited institution.
Performance Responsibilities - Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Light work, exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
- Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
- Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of Board policy on evaluation of employees.
Accokeek Foundation Seeking Farm and Garden Coordinator
Radix Farm Seeing Farm Assistant for the 2013 Season
Radix Farm grows vegetables on three acres using organic practices and sells to a CSA, two farmers markets, and restaurants. Heading into our fourth season, Radix Farm is looking for a Farm Assistant who is excited about working together to take the farm to the next level.
The Farm Assistant will participate in all aspects of running a small, diversified vegetable farm. The Farm Assistant will work closely with farmer/owner throughout the season. This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to gain experience in decision making, managing, growing on a small scale, and building the skills necessary to start a farm.
This is a full time, seasonal position. 40 hours per week, and occasional Saturdays (about one/month). Ideal start date is March (flexible start date). Position ends in November.
The Farm Assistant will assist with all areas of production from seed to sale, including field work and office work. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Field work such as seeding, transplanting, weeding, mulching, trellising, pest and disease management, and building fertility
2-3 years farming experience
The Farm assistant will receive a monthly stipend, an abundance of fresh vegetables, and opportunities for additional training, education, and regional farm visits. Upon successful completion of the season, there may be opportunities for advancement next year. Currently, no housing is available on the farm. Workers must provide their own transportation. Radix Farm is approximately a 30-minute drive from Washington DC, and only 2 miles outside the beltway.
How To Apply
To learn more about Radix Farm, see www.radixfarm.wordpress.com or watch this Food MythBusters video: http://foodmyths.org/food-hero-films/
Pearlstone Center Seeking Perennials and Restaurant Sales Manager
The Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD is looking to hire a year- round, full- time, salaried Perennials and Restaurant Sales manager to join our farm team. This position is responsible for day-to-day management and development of our perennials systems including our edible mushroom enterprise, perennial gardens, fruit orchards, berries, asparagus, and grape vines as well as specialty item restaurant sales.
The three primary areas of responsibility are to:
Ideal candidate with have a background in mushroom cultivation, perennial systems management, marketing, landscape design or some combination thereof.
The position is supervised by the farm director and supervises apprentices and volunteers. Compensation package is id="mce_marker"5,000, housing in the Pearlstone staff housing, Associated benefits package and fresh produce, goat milk and eggs from the farm.
Flying Plow Farm Accepting 2013 Apprenticeship Applications
We grow 4 acres of certified organic vegetables for our 100 member CSA and 2 local farmers markets. We use a combination of tractor, horse and people power in our vegetable fields. We also raise pastured broilers, pastured layers, grassfed cattle and care for a horse riding barn. We make hay on 30 plus acres and grow about 4 acres of field crops.
For more info on our farm see our website, flyingplowfarm.com and our FB, fb.com/flyingplowfarm
Accokeek Foundation Winter Farm Series Assistant
The Accokeek Foundation is announcing a new exciting opportunity as a part of its mission to train regional beginning farmers. The Winter Farm Series will feature lectures and farm tours on some of the area’s most successful winter farming models as well as offer a practical component on the Ecosystem Farm, a certified organic farm operation located in Accokeek, Maryland. The assistant position would support this practical component in the everyday functions of a “first-season” winter farm model, as demonstrated by production on the Ecosystem Farm. The assistant may also participate in the preparation of vegetables and marketing for the Friday Winter Farm Market held January and February.
Qualifications: This position is designed for anyone with a serious interest in beginning winter farming, potentially for a production operation. The ideal applicant must come prepared to work in cold and sometimes inclement weather, which includes appropriate clothing and footwear.
Compensation: The assistant will receive vegetables and a great educational opportunity for their time and labor on the farm, as well as participation in the lectures and formal events of the Winter Farming Series.
Duration: This volunteer opportunity would require 2-3 days a week, for the months of January and February. Commitment of Friday harvest/market help is required.
Pennypack Farm Announces Job Openings for 2013 Season
Join our community and be a part of a great team! Pennypack Farm, one of the largest and most successful vegetable CSAs in Southeastern Pennsylvania, is expanding its operations and is recruiting for the 2013 growing season. Our operations for the 2013 season will include organic vegetable production on two different sites supporting a CSA of approximately 450 families, a farmers market and a food pantry program. Our locations are in Eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just a few minutes off 276 and a few miles north of Philadelphia.
We are currently recruiting for:
· Farm managers – deadline November 14, 2012
· Seasonal farm workers – deadline November 7, 2012
· Assistant farm manager - deadline November 7, 2012
· Farm mechanic/groundskeeper - deadline November 7, 2012
For detailed job descriptions, please visit our website at www.pennypackfarm.org.
Joshua Farm Seeking New Farm Manager
Joshua Farm, an urban farm in Harrisburg, is a program of Joshua Group, a local non-profit organization with a mission to provide hope and support to at-risk youth through vocational and educational opportunities. Now in its seventh year, Joshua Farm grows a variety of vegetables and herbs for our 45 member CSA and a farm stand at Strawberry Square using sustainable practices. You can read more about Joshua Farm at www.joshuafarm.wordpress.com and about Joshua Group at www.joshuagroup.org.
The list of general responsibilities that the manager will facilitate include:
The manager needs to be both big-picture and detail focused, maintaining the foundation that has been established while planning for the long term viability of the farm. Experience with youth, in agriculture, or (even better!) with youth doing agriculture is preferred. As with all farm work, you’ll get to enjoy the seasons in all their glory, which is a nice way of saying you’ll work in hot, cold, and rainy weather. Self-motivated, energetic, grounded, visionary, cheerful. . .all these qualities (and more) would be helpful. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. A valid PA driver's license and background clearances are required.
The schedule could average 20 hours a week in November-February, 40 hours/week in March/April and September/October, and 50-60 hours/week in May-August. Ideally, the position could start as soon as October, though a start date of late winter or early spring 2013 could also be arranged. Compensation will be based on the experience and needs of the applicants, but will definitely include lots of produce, flowers, and eggs! We are exploring the possibility of funding through Americorps. Joshua Group also has a house for staff use which may have a bedroom available.
Nick’s Organic Farm Seeks Assistant Farm Manager
We farm about 185 certified organic acres at two locations on the Washington DC urban fringe—one in Frederick and one in Montgomery County, MD. Using modern farm equipment, we raise totally grassfed Angus beef, pastured chickens and turkeys, and free range eggs. We grow and sell various types of hay and baleage, and we maintain different types of pastures. We produce field corn, popcorn, and Indian corn, field soybeans, edamame, barley, and various organic seeds, such as barley, corn, and soy/edamame. This year we are getting back into vegetables with a non-profit educational vegetable garden and a for-profit market garden heavily based on high tunnel production.
Some interesting things that we do include research projects in conjunction with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and our 12-year crop rotation for our cattle, hay and row crops. We use both summer and winter cover crops and plant multiple species together whenever possible. We also keep two dairy cattle for our own use so you will be able to learn about milking as well.
As a small farm, we must add value to our products by selling most of them directly to the end user whether that is a family or another organic farm. We process our own poultry and produce organic seed for small seed companies and for other organic farms to plant. We also grind our grains into poultry feeds for our use and to sell to other organic farms.
We are looking to hire as soon as possible so we can begin training the successful applicant in advance of the 2013 growing season, with an emphasis on livestock, crop and vegetable production. Projects on the near term horizon include: farm scale composting, “green” energy and building projects, and expanding educational activities. Work would be split between both locations, but would be primarily at the larger Frederick County location.
Specific duties include:
The desired applicant would have some of the following qualifications:
Compensation commensurate with experience and abilities. Medical benefits available and housing available at the Frederick location.
Having your own transportation would be appreciated but is not required. If you are interested, send salary requirements and a letter of interest and/or a resume.
And have a look at our website if you are interested,
LEAD Maryland Foundation Accepting Applications for Fellowship Program
The LEAD Maryland Foundation is seeking applicants for its next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available here. Completed applications are due to LEAD by October 1, 2012 for participation in 2013-2014.
LEAD Maryland awards two-year fellowships to selected participants, creating classes of 20-25 emerging leaders. The LEAD fellowship curriculum focuses on providing public issues education, skills building, leadership development, and personal growth. Through program participation, Fellows become more equipped to solve problems, identify resources, engage and educate others, and to influence public policy important to Maryland's farmers.
Real Food Farm Community Outreach Coordinator
The Farm at Our House seeks two motivated, committed Farm Management Interns
The Farm Management Interns serve in a variety of leadership roles on the farm, are responsible for day-to-day farm management and are involved in all aspects of the business. The Farm Management Interns report to the Farm Manager and owners of The Farm at Our House and can expect to work a minimum or 40 hours a week during the height of the growing season and less in the off-season.
The Farm at Our House is a certified organic farm located in Brookeville, Maryland, 45 minutes north of Washington, D.C. We grow vegetables and fruits on 3½ acres owned by Our House, a residential job training center for young men ages 16-21. We offer a CSA, sell at three farmers markets and to local restaurants and grocers. In 2011 we added 100 laying hens. The Farm Management Interns help run our stand at markets, supervise our volunteers and Our House trainees and are responsible for a variety of field and administrative duties.
Estimated Time Allotment:
Fieldwork on the farm (approximately 60% of time)
Coordinating with Our House (approximately 5% of time)
Marketing, sales, PR for farm (approximately 20% of time)
Administrative work (approximately 15% of time)
Applicants will ideally have at least two years farming or gardening experience, 1-2 years administrative experience, and some experience working with at-risk young people.
In addition to monetary compensation in the form of between $250-$300 bi-weekly stipend and possible end of the season bonuses (negotiable) one of the Farm Management Interns will have access to free on-site housing. Both interns will have free access to produce grown on the farm, and may eat meals with Our House students and staff in the dormitory free of charge. A total of 20 days of paid leave, are included per year. There are opportunities for professional development, such as attending local agriculture conferences and events, and visiting local farms.
Farm-to-Freezer Seeks Part-Time Volunteer Intern
Farm to Freezer seeks a part-time volunteer intern to assist with this start up social enterprise. They preserve fresh, local food to nourish the hungry in Montgomery County.
In addition, Farm to Freezer seeks volunteers on Saturday afternoons to help with our food prep. between now and the end of October. We welcome teens 13-15 with an adult, older teens, and adults.
To volunteer, sign up on: Bethesda Cares MEET UP: http://www.meetup.com/Bethesda-Cares-Community-Outreach-Program-for-the-Homeless/
To read more about this program and who it benefits, visit: Farm to Freezer Blog website.
LEAD Maryland applications available now, due October 1
The LEAD Maryland Foundation is seeking applications for its next class of LEAD Fellows.
Application forms are due October 1, 2012.
Program information and the application are available at www.leadmaryland.org.
The LEAD Maryland Foundation is a partnership 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and developing leadership for Maryland’s agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.
1) Seeking an intern! I operate the small animal husbandry portion of our farming operation in Leesburg, VA (LostCornerFarm.com) and would love to be able to head out of town from 18-25th of August... I have some pretty big responsibilities here, though, and I thought perhaps there might be a way to join my need for a break and someone else's desire to learn/experience animal husbandry/farming for a win-win scenario!
If you or someone you know are serious and interested in learning the ropes on a real, working farm, send us your info and we will be in touch for an interview. Potential for 2 interns. Housing would be available (and important to occupy) during the week we would like to be away, with the potential for accommodations before and after if necessary. Our home is a yurt-- like a small circus tent, but with A/C and plumbing.
Daily activities include but are not limited to:
You should be:
The Maryland Wineries Association, a 501c(6) non-profit membership organization, ishiring a full-time Marketing Coordinator to manage the association’s marketing andcommunications programs. The position will report to the association’s executivedirector. The Marketing Coordinator is an integral member of the staff, developing and executing programs that build and refine the brand and image of Maryland wine.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Managing and executing all facets of MWA’s promotional programs:
Media Relations – Build strong relationships with media, including:
Consumer Relations – Work with Executive Director to manage consumer relations, including:
Media Buying, Ad Sales & Sponsorship Negotiations
Event Development & Management:
Additional Association-related Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate must be a well-organized, confident communicator and must:
This position qualifies for the following compensation package:
Send a cover email, resume, two writing samples and three references by July 20, 2012 via mail or email to:
Maryland Wineries Association
Title: Part-time Membership and Program Coordinator
Weekly Schedule: 15 hours per week
Duration: One Year
Salary: $15 per hour
Location: Cockeysville, Md
Deadline for Application: July 16 2012
Willowsford Farm has an immediate opening for an assistant farm manager. The assistant farm manager will work with the farm manager to oversee day-to-day operation of the vegetable farm from seed to point of sale. This is the first season developing a brand new farm operation and we are building from the ground up. Exciting! In 2012 we are cultivating 2 ½ acres of vegetables, and plan to grow to over 15 acres over the next 5 years. Willowsford Farm is focused on retail distribution of high value crops, selling via CSA this year, and through a farm market and other outlets in the near future. This is a unique opportunity to become part of an exciting new kind of agriculture - an integrated community farm. We are looking for folks with flexibility, creativity, patience and positive attitude. Willowsford Farm is a beautiful site in the rolling terrain of Northern Virginia.
This is a salaried position with benefits and off-site housing available. Salary is commensurate with experience.
University of MD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Seeks Manager position at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Upper Marlboro Facility
Coordinates and plans daily activity of research farm personnel so all requests and assignments are completed in an organized and timely manner. Work directly with scientists or their staff to implement projects using crop management and experimental design skills. Provide support as outlined by the scientists and Center Director. Provide technical and educational support to Research and Extension functions of the facility.
Salary: Salary will commensurate with experience and education.
Applications: Interested persons should submit their application via our website https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp, cover letter, resume transcripts and names of three professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number and email address can be submitted electronically with your application by June 15, 2012.
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2012 or until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative Seeks Production Coordinator
Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative is one of the nation’s largest and oldest organic growers cooperatives. Located in the southern Allegheny Mountains of rural south central Pennsylvania, TOG markets and distributes its 44 members’ produce to restaurants, retailers and CSA’s in the DC/ Baltimore region. Web site: www.tog.coop
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities
Contact information: Send letter of introduction and resume to:
Seeking Real Food Farm Education Coordinator
Seeking Applicants for the 2012 Accokeek Foundation Heritage Livestock Program Internship
The Accokeek Foundation maintains heritage breeds of livestock and poultry. Many visitors appreciate the beauty of the farm animals without realizing their important role in farming systems. Over the centuries, domesticated animals have lived here with humans and have contributed to shaping this land as we see it today. At the Accokeek Foundation, we care for our farm animals in a way that enhances the health and stability of the natural and agricultural ecosystems of this special place. As we manage animals, we maintain open lands in an ecologically sound manner. Some of these heritage breeds are typical of the time and place that we represent at our National Colonial Farm, while others are breeds typical of the Colonial Era. Our livestock collection serves two purposes: the first is to provide authentic period breeds for interpretation at our National Colonial Farm (exhibit animals); and the second is to maintain living collections that protect and preserve the genetic diversity of our agricultural heritage (breeding animals). We have earned a distinguished reputation for our efforts in this endeavor, and it is important that our work with heritage breeds continues in a way that maintains and enhances this reputation. It also is imperative that we manage our livestock and land in a way that demonstrates the most humane and sustainable methods available.
General Internship Information:
Download this Application.
Note: The Internship Application must be completed and submitted for consideration. Resumes submitted without applications will not be considered.
Please send your application (or any questions) to:
The Accokeek Foundation
The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Aquaponics Farm Manager At Center for a Livable Future
General Description: The Sr. Research Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Center for a Livable Future’s (CLF) Aquaponics Project at Cylburn Arboretum, as well as engaging in education, outreach, communication, and research activities associated with the project. Will work closely with staff of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and will be supervised by the Project Director of CLF’s Sustainable Aquaculture & Public Health Project. Maintain fish and plant health. Keep detailed records of water quality parameters, fish feed volumes, and vegetable crop production. Co-develop educational curricula and materials. Coordinate and lead educational tours of the aquaponics facility. Coordinate schedules, oversee work, and lead events involving project volunteers. Assist with and/or coordinate marketing and commercial and distribution activities regarding project-generated produce and fish. Engage with other farmers and hobbyists in Baltimore City and surrounding counties to develop and maintain relationships within the active aquaponics/aquaculture community. Maintain regular communication with supervisor and other CLF staff as needed. Liaising with and manage relations with Cylburn Arboretum personnel. Assist CLF staff with proposal development activities. Participate in other CLF activities as needed. Primary work location is on site at the Cylburn Arboretum.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology, agriculture, education, communication or related discipline. Three-years experience in farming, food system work, and/or environmental education. Responsible for providing own transportation to Cylburn Arboretum and maintaining a consistent schedule. Interest in urban agriculture. Strong communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to perform manual labor consistent with farm work. Demonstrated ability to work well with minimal supervision. May also involve occasional on site work at CLF.
Preferred Qualifications: One year experience in aquaculture or research; demonstrated capacity to lead environmental education activities; experience in conducting research projects.
Sheep Hill Farm Internship 2012
Sheep Hill Farm in White Hall, MD has 2 internship positions available for our 2012 season. We are a family run farm started in 1997. We grow many crops as well as raise chickens and sheep. We follow strict, chemical free farming practices and use many innovative practices which we develop ourselves. We try new things every season, so it is always a learning experience.
We need 2 dedicated people to help us with daily work. Most of our work is manual, the days hot, the hours negotiable. Picking, weeding, watering and feeding, digging and sorting are all part of it. We can offer experience in organic practices, soil health, composting, compost tea production, bee keeping just to name a few.
Contact Steve 443.992.5634
Farmer wanted to grow food at a long established intentional community. Sell to our in-house food co-op plus markets/CSA if desired. Farming operation consists of 3 high tunnels and several garden plots of various sizes. Black raspberries and shiitake mushroom production is under development.
Responsibilities include supervising and educating interns and volunteers. Opportunity to assist with Heathcote’s permaculture workshops is available. Work an average of 20-25 hours per week in exchange for food plus room or housing subsidy. Residential and non-residential options are possible; the residential option will require applying for membership in the community.
Qualifications: previous farm experience, able to work cooperatively with others, creative thinker, self-starter. Located in a beautiful wooded valley with a stream and historic buildings 30 miles north of Baltimore.
Position Available: Market Master for 2012/2013 Market Season
FRESHFARM Markets is seeking Market Masters for the Foggy Bottom FRESHFARM Market (Wednesdays, April – November), by the White House FRESHFARM Market (Thursdays, May – October) and/or the Bethesda FRESHFARM Market (Saturdays, May – October).
The Market Master is the face of FRESHFARM Markets at each market and is expected to provide the highest level of enthusiastic customer service to shoppers, farmers and volunteers. The Market Master is in charge at the market on site and reports directly to a FRESHFARM Markets Market & Program Manager. Market Masters may also be asked to work on outreach activities or be a substitute at another market—all of which would be paid by FRESHFARM Markets. Training is provided for the markets and use of the online reporting systems.
Duties & Responsibilities
Starting salary of $15/hour, paid monthly.
About the Organization:
FRESHFARM Markets, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was created in 1997 with the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. Inspired by a vision of a more sustainable regional food system, the producer-only farmers markets were created to connect urban residents with small family farmers and healthy local food, to educate the public about food and farming issues and to provide tangible economic opportunities for farmers and producers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region. In 2012, FRESHFARM Markets will operate 10 producer-only farmers markets in Washington, DC; Maryland and Virginia, with farmers from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. More information is available at www.freshfarmmarkets.org.
Position available: Assistant Field Manager at The Seed Farm
A Lehigh County Agricultural Business Incubator and New Farmer Training Program in Emmaus Pennsylvania.
The Seed Farm offers a three-year new farmer training program and agricultural business incubator. New farmers have access to the training, land and equipment to start their own farms on County-owned land.
The Assistant Field Manager’s responsibilities will include general field work, including significant tractor work; management of weed management and tillage on farm demonstrations; harvest; pack and marketing as needed.
Part-Time Internships Available at Radix Farm, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Radix Farm is looking for one or two part-time interns for the 2012 season.
Applicants should send a brief description or resume of previous farming and/or other work experience with at least one work/farm related reference to radixfarm(at)gmail.com. Also describe your availability, including preferred weekday workdays, date available to begin, and length of time available.
See www.radixfarm.wordpress.com for more information.