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GArden Manager at Community Soil Foundation - 13155

Job Title: 
GArden Manager
Community Soil Foundation
450 Noonan Ranch lane
95403 Santa Rosa , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

The Community Farm Manager is responsible for managing the upkeep of the Larkfield Community Garden through the seasons, combining production farming with community engagement. The Community Farm Manager reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with all staff, advisors, and partners. This position is part-time at 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule and occasional weekend duties. Wage at $17.00 per hour with paid holidays and sick leave. Anticipated start date in May with training alongside current Farm Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Maintenance & Operations:
Develop annual garden plan, with awareness of crop rotation, yields, and integrated pest management
Build soil and prepare beds, with knowledge of bio-intensive, organic practices
Build and maintain compost systems
Save and source seeds to represent variety of crops for intended uses
Plant annuals each season and attend to perennial herbs, flowers, and fruit orchard
Maintain irrigation system, tools, and structures

Administration:
Attend and contribute to monthly staff meetings
Monitor expenditures within program budget
Develop a business plan to generate revenue from produce and services
Collect data to document program impact, such as crop yields and produce distribution
Support organizational goals and strategies around health and biodiversity

Outreach:
Harvest, clean, and deliver produce to intended audiences
Collaborate and communicate with staff garden educators
Engage with Mark West students and classes as a regular guest speaker
Coordinate seasonal volunteer projects and attend monthly garden work days
Orient garden visitors and maintain public signage
Contribute to outreach events, newsletters, and social media

Education & Experience: 

At least two years of farm and/or garden management experience, specifically organic and regenerative methods of 4-season food production
Experience working with K-8 youth and desire to engage students in hands-on farm work
Competent with both self-directed work and managing large groups
Ability to lift 40 pounds and work outdoors in variable climatic conditions
Desire to build a community rooted in collective land stewardship and sharing healthy food
Preferably access to reliable work vehicle (mileage reimbursed)

Application Instructions: 

Qualified and interested applicants - send resume and cover letter to Paolo Tantarelli at paolo@communitysoil.com. Candidates will be interviewed in August. Background check conducted via CSF fiscal sponsor, Extended Child Care. Thank you for your interest!

Job Categories: 
Horticulture/Gardening