Unconditional Freedom is looking for a full-time male gardener and educator to manage the gardens at the Mendocino County Jail & Mendocino County Juvenile Hall.
We want gardeners who can teach sustainable agricultural and permaculture methods and let the garden itself educate all while drawing out the brilliance each student has within.
Successful candidates will be team players who feel called to work with the local incarcerated community and can teach and guide a garden crew of up to 10 incarcerated individuals
A deep knowledge of garden management from greenhouse seeding to harvesting and everything in between (soil cultivation, digging, mulching, drip irrigation, weeding, edging, pruning, culling, bed preparation, and planting).
Knowledge of permaculture methods and ability to teach through immersive, hands- on training to new gardeners
The ability to teach safe and accurate use and maintenance of hand tools, power tools, and garden equipment
A cooperative and professional approach to working with volunteers and staff at the Unconditional Freedom Project, as well as jail administration
An eye for aesthetic landscaping, the knowledge of how to create that vision, and a gift for taking a garden and making it feel like a sanctuary
In addition to maintaining the grounds at one or both gardens and ensuring that all grounds areas are cared for, garden coordinator/instructor will maximize production of fruits and vegetables for jail kitchen.
Experience in managing and expanding dry/semi-dry farms
Preferably experience in setting up water catchment systems
Please call Chelsea Nieman at 734-476-6961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply