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market grower position, detroit, MI

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GrowTown is currently implementing an entrepreneurial market garden business in Detroit, Michigan. The Penrose Market Garden is being developed by GrowTown under a 2015 Kresge grant to be a profitable sub-acre urban market garden business that generates significant income for a market grower. The GrowTown model integrates this local food business into an urban affordable housing development and neighborhood.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of an innovative community development project. Our work environment is highly disciplined and entrepreneurial. We are looking for a grower or partner growers to bring their skills and enthusiasm to the Penrose Market Garden and participate in building a successful urban agriculture model.

Grower(s) will work under GrowTown’s leadership to realize the Kresge grant commitment to implement a SPIN-Farming demonstration project at Penrose that is documented and replicable by others.

This opportunity is for growers ready to take initiative and who can work collaboratively with GrowTown and other community stakeholders towards an extraordinary outcome and exciting urban agriculture model.

To download the application, click here. Visit growtown.org for additional information


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ny: mettabee farm hiring farm manager

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Mettabee Farm and Arts in Hillsdale, NY is hiring for multiple positions in 2016! Metabee is a Buddhist-minded educational center in the beautiful Berkshires that practices and teaches organic farming, homesteading, and the arts.

Mettabee Farm & Arts is hiring two positions for the 2016 season, a farm manager & one crew member.
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The Farm Manager will work closely with the director to manage the growing of food and herbs from the preparation of the beds, growing of seeds, harvesting, storing/drying, to putting the beds to sleep in the fall, and keeping tools and equipment in order. S/he will also help coordinate group interactions with the farm and help to manage any other workers, interns and /or WOOFERs. The manager will be involved with farmers market(s) and otherwise interfacing with the community, especially when it is food related.

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call for applicants: farmer in residence

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URBY is seeking to hire a Farmer in Residence for a unique Urban Farm nested within a new, 600-unit rental complex on the North Shore of Staten Island.  This is a one-of-a-kind position for a seasoned grower who is also an educator and entrepreneur.  The farm will serve the on-site cafe, market, and residents’ CSA.  The Farmer in Residence will receive competitive compensation (based on experience), including placement in a studio apartment on-site beginning in Spring 2016. For more information or to fill out an application, click here.


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young farmers! rouge farm corps is hiring

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Rogue Farm Corps is now accepting applications for the 2016 season.

FarmsNext is a full season entry-level residential internship program that combines hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture. As a student intern, you will live and work full-time on a host farm, receiving up to 1,500 hours of on-farm training and learning in-depth skills from your mentor. Your residential farm training experience is combined with farm tours, classes, and discussion circles throughout the region, as well as opportunities for independent study. Student interns are exposed to a vast array of knowledge and expertise by engaging in the daily life of vibrant, agricultural communities.

The FarmsNOW apprenticeship program is for those with some farm experience who are seeking mastery in the art and business of sustainable agriculture. Hands-on training, classes, seminars, and guidance on farm business development will help you gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on your own. This full-immersion program is designed those who have completed the FarmsNext internship program, or have two years of on-farm experience. You will live and work full-time on a host farm, receive up to two seasons of on-farm training, and learn in-depth skills from their mentor farmer.

For more information and applications click HERE!


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maine sail freight is hiring (again)

Maine Sail Freight is hiring!

Position: Sales Associate

DECEMBER 2015

Dear Mainers and Maine-lovers, Apply for this retail position to represent Maine Products and producers at the Boston Public Market during the busy holiday season.

Maine Sail Freight is a project of T​he Greenhorns,​ an 8 year old grassroots organization which works to promote, recruit and support the incoming generation of farmers through cultural programming and media production.  Maine Sail Freight aims to illustrate and connect our regional foodshed using the logic of the landscape to orient the generation-long project of re-regionalizing our food supply.  In partnership with Crown of Maine Organic Coop, we coordinated and delivered food, using the ocean as a trade-route.

Maine Sail Freight launched a pop up shop at the Boston Public Market in August, and now we are happy to partner with other organizations and business from Maine to extend the market presence into the Holiday season. Each of these organizations represent another segment of the growing sustainable agriculture economy in Maine, and we hope that our booth can be a pavillion that invites Bostonians and shopping tourists to explore all that Maine organic farming has to offer. Partners include: Maine Grain Alliance, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association, Maine Department of Agriculture, Crown of Maine Organic Coop+ Fiddlers Green Farm, Experience Maritime Maine.

Would you like to be the voice of this project and help spread the word about our regional food economy, to learn about and promote the programs of the partner organizations.

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