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Garden Manager - Part Time at Community Soil Foundation - 10667

Job Title: 
Garden Manager - Part Time
Community Soil Foundation
1745 Copperhill Parkway, Suite 5
95403 Santa Rosa , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

Job description

The Community Farm Manager is responsible for managing the upkeep of the Larkfield Community Garden year-round, combining production farming with community engagement. The Community Farm Manager reports to the Program 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 October with some training alongside current Farm Manager.

Qualifications:

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)
Able to oversee a diverse group of committed volunteers and interns

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Job responsibilities include the following:

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

Communicate with garden educators on farm planting schedule and priorities

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

Application Instructions: 

Email Cerise@communitysoil.org

Qualified and interested applicants - send resume and cover letter to Program Director, Cerise Mayo at Cerise@communitysoil.org.
Candidates will be interviewed in late September / early October. Background check conducted via CSF fiscal sponsor, Extended Child Care. Thank you for your interest!

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture