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Field Hand Trainee at Common Roots Farm - 12481

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Field Hand Trainee
Common Roots Farm
310 Golf Club Drive
95060 Santa Cruz , CA
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Job Description: 

At Common Roots Farm, people with and without disabilities can participate on our urban farm, taking care of plants and animals, and creating friendships with one another that sustain everyone. We grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers while providing farm skills training to interns and volunteers, environmental and gardening education, and micro-enterprise opportunities on approximately four acres right in the heart of Santa Cruz, CA. We are seeking a seasonal farm volunteer to work with us for 6-7 months. Position details on the application.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Common Roots Farm is looking for a live-in volunteer for a minimum commitment of five months between May-November, for our 2021 season. Our live-in volunteer receives a small stipend, fresh eggs and produce, and simple accommodations during the farming season. Volunteers will work outdoors doing physical tasks, desire to be part of a farming team but also ok doing solo tasks, adhere to Covid safety protocols, and want to learn many aspects of our farming operation. Tasks can include greenhouse care, bed prep, irrigation, planting, weeding, harvesting, packing and washing produce, chicken care, egg collecting, and others tasks, as well as sometimes farming alongside farmers with developmental disabilities in a Covid safe collaboration.

Education & Experience: 

-Resonates with our social mission and has a sense of adventure
-Strong interest in learning about small scale farming/market gardening, sustainable agriculture and farm management is desired.
-Independent worker with a flexible, self starter attitude. Able to work collaboratively with others while taking direction on how to perform specific tasks.
-Comfortable with simple accommodations.
-Must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to work outside performing manual labor.

Application Instructions: 

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