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Garden Manager/Educator at Noyo Food Forest - 12804

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Garden Manager/Educator
Noyo Food Forest
300A Dana Street
95437 Fort Bragg , CA
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Job Description: 

Garden Manager / Educator
Part-time 25-30 hours per week
Reports to: Executive Director

The Garden Manager / Educator is responsible for all NFF garden management and
education, and includes the following:

Garden Management
• Plan and execute year-round production garden on one-acre property located on
Fort Bragg High School campus
• Manage all areas of the garden, including beds and perimeters, signage,
irrigation systems, kitchen and classroom area, wash/pack station, and tool shed
• Co-manage weekly produce availability and delivery for: local school nutrition
services department, food bank, senior center and fulfill online farm stand orders
• Manage year-round nursery. Activities include but are not limited to: starting,
transplanting, maintaining inventory
• Keep records of seasonal harvests and farm activities
• Plan, source, and purchase all necessary supplies for basic upkeep of garden for
food production, structural maintenance, and workshops, with budget approval
• Maintain and care for all garden tools, supplies and equipment, including outdoor

Educational Programming & Volunteer Coordination
• Recruit for, develop, and deliver garden education for high school age intern
program – there are three programs each year: summer, fall and spring. Interns
work 80 hours total over the course of a 10-12 week internship
• Provide educational content to interns regarding topic related to food production
and food systems
• Maintain student files including application, work permit, intake/outtake review
and progress reports
• Create and share educational content and program progress
• Coordinate, schedule and supervise volunteers and participants from
organization partners
• Attend and represent NFF at career fairs and community events

• Collaborate with Director in identifying, applying, and administering private and
public grant opportunities and community based funding sources
• Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings

Skills & Abilities
• Sustainable gardening experience, minimum two years
• Understanding of local seasonal production crops
• Knowledge of food systems and a commitment to principles of food sovereignty
• Ability to work independently and show initiative
• Ability to foster relations with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present
and engage with individuals and groups
• Ability to establish and foster collaborative relations with community, partners,
and school district personnel
• Ability to create innovative curriculum materials and implement educational
opportunities related to food/ agriculture relevant topics
• Have a demonstrated sensitivity to supporting underrepresented communities
• Effective computer/phone skills related to inventory, sales management, email
and social media communications
• Physical ability to use garden tools, lift/carry up to 25 pounds, work outdoors for
extended periods in all seasons
• Bilingual Spanish/English desirable, but not required

Application Instructions: 

To Apply
Please submit APPLICATION with cover letter and resume. Position open until filled. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone inquiries please. Application accessible:

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