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Urban Farmer at Farmscape - 16241

Job Title: 
Urban Farmer
Farmscape
3001 N Coolidge Ave
90039 Los Angeles , CA ,
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Farmscape seeks a full-time urban farmer for Los Angeles. Our farm team draws on extensive field experience and principles of organic and sustainable farming to manage over 150 residential gardens throughout Los Angeles. Farmers manage 10-12 residential edible gardens within a single region on a given day, and carry a 'roving farm shed' in their vehicles. Farmers work independently and are on-site weekly– planting, pruning, harvesting and engaging with clients in the field, with the support of the entire Farmscape crew.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Farm & Garden Management:
- Manage 10-12 residential farms; design planting layouts, oversee planting calendar, cultivate wide variety of annual vegetables, troubleshoot pest and disease issues, fertilize and amend soil, harvest produce, repair irrigation systems
- Maintain fruit trees and edible perennials, including pruning, harvesting, fertilizing, and pest/disease management
- Proactively prevent garden issues
- Manage consistent weekly schedule
- Manage inventory for gardens
- Document detailed service log of weekly visits in apps
- Collaborate with Farmscape staff to resolve complex garden issues

Customer Service & Communication:
- Maintain good customer relationships, both in-person and via phone/email with 10-12 clients
- Engage in weekly phone and/or in-person check ins with LA Residential Farm Manager
- Follow communication procedures, guidelines and expectations
- Provide weekly garden updates to clients
- Respond to customer concerns in a timely manner and communicate problems upward
- Represent Farmscape services in a professional manner

Other:
- Must be comfortable and willing to drive between multiple locations in greater LA region every work day
- Attend staff, service and training meetings as required
- Keep records of client/garden information in CRM system
- Track time and garden notes in TSheets app
- Collect and enter garden data as requested by manager into spreadsheets

Education & Experience: 

- 1+ year experience with annual vegetable cultivation required; 3+ years preferred
- 1+ year experience with fruit tree management preferred
- Valid driver's license and a working vehicle required
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- Ability to perform manual work, lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time
- Ability to perform physical labor outdoors in various weather conditions
- Related experience in landscaping, fine gardening, horticulture is a plus
- Ability to use various apps and technology
- Farm management experience or farmhand work is a plus
- Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices
- Friendly and clear communicator
- Organizational skills and attention to detail are critical

Application Instructions: 

Email resume to employment@farmscapegardens.com; no calls please.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture
Horticulture/Gardening