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Farm Manager at Petaluma Bounty - 18561

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Farm Manager
Petaluma Bounty
55 Shasta Avenue
94952 Petaluma , CA ,
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Job Description: 

Petaluma Bounty is a program of Petaluma People Services Center, the Petaluma Bounty’s vision is to
grow a thriving local food system where consumers make informed decisions; farmers make a decent
living while prioritizing ecological stewardship of the land; and all people - regardless of income - have
access to healthy food. To push beyond the immediate demands of hunger relief toward community
food security and hunger prevention with programming that expands our community’s capacity to feed
each other into the future.

The Bounty Community Farm is a 3 acre demonstration production farm that includes a small orchard
(over 100 fruit trees on site), 1 acre of row crops, a flock of chickens, an outdoor classroom, 1
greenhouse and 1 hoop house, hedgerows, habitat areas, and educational gardens. The Farm Manager
will work closely with and report to the Director on developing and implementing new program

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Work with the Director to ensure operations stay within the annual budget
• Implement organic crop plan, long-term soil fertility plan, production plan and pest management
• Oversee and participate in tillage and cultivation, including safe operation of farm equipment,
irrigation, and greenhouse propagation
• Execute basic maintenance of farm facilities
• Maintain records and support submission of paperwork for county and state permits and
• Coordinate farm volunteer, youth job corps, and internship programs alongside Engagement &
Education Coordinator
• Build upon distribution infrastructure for CSA, Bounty farm stand, Petaluma Farmers Market,
donations, and retail sales
• Implement propagation plan for annual Petaluma Bounty Spring and Fall Plant Sale
• Implement day to day operations of farm, delegating where appropriate, while periodically
assessing and communicating progress toward annual goals
• Solicit donations for farm supplies in alignment with Director
• Adhere to data collection, documentation, and fiscal protocols and policies

Education & Experience: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

It's a requirement of this position, for the safety of all PPSC employees and clients, that the jobholder
be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Commitment to Petaluma Bounty’s mission and goals
• Commitment to organic, sustainable farming standards
• Ideally, 2 or more years organic farming experience, including increasing responsibilities and
familiarity with CSA and Farmers Markets programs
• Ability to drive a tractor and utilize farm equipment in a safe and effective manner
• Ability to lift 40+ pounds regularly, bend, lift, climb ladders, reach, dig, do physical labor for
upwards of 8-hour days, and work outside in all weather conditions
• Good CA DMV record
• Experience and ability to coordinate volunteers
• Experience and ability to teach diverse audiences at varying skill levels
• Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills, especially in stressful situations
• Experience and ability working with people of all ages from diverse ethnic and cultural
• Self-motivated and self-managing including time management
• Strong record-keeping and computer literacy. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
(e.g. Word, Excel, and Google Docs)
• Flexible and understands unique challenges of farming in community and commitment to
meeting those challenges on a daily basis
• Ability to speak and understand Spanish is preferred

Application Instructions: 

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