Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Property for Lease in Lassen County

40 acres for lease in Termo. Terrain is very flat to rolling in nature. Vegetation in the region consists of mostly cedar and juniper, native grasses, sagebrush, and seasonal wildflowers. Owners are open to investing in a well to support your operation.

Learn more here

Monday, December 18, 2017

Garden and Farm Coordinator, Camp Tawonga: Groveland, CA

Camp Tawonga is a children's summer camp located in the Sierra Mountains on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park. Tawonga’s mission is to build positive self-esteem, create a cooperative community, build appreciation for nature, and foster positive Jewish identity and spirituality. Our outstanding staff includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds.
We are hiring a Garden Coordinator for a three month, paid position from May to August. Responsibilities include assisting the Farm and Garden Supervisor in managing all garden and farm operations, supporting camp’s sustainability efforts as related to food, farming and animal welfare, developing and leading excellent camp programming with a focus on the farm and garden, and collaborating with other staff on all-camp programming,
Applicants must be 21+ years of age and must be flexible and able to work collaboratively. Experience working in gardening, farming or animal husbandry is a plus but not required.
Salary is $2990 plus room and board. For more information, contact Danya Axelrad-Hausman at danya@tawonga.org or 415-543-2267.
Application Instructions: 
To apply, fill out our online application at https://tawonga.org/work-here/apply-now/. Then give us a call to schedule an interview.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The National Young Farmers Coalition is seeking a California Organizer to mobilize young farmers and ranchers across California to advocate for critical policy reform.
The California Organizer will co-lead the development of a California Young Farmer Platform through listening sessions that engage a diverse range of stakeholders and partner organizations. This is a full-time, temporary position currently funded through June 2018. Our goal is to make this a permanent position.
For more information on the position and for instructions on how to apply, visit youngfarmers.org/jobsPlease share with anyone who may be interested. 
NYFC strongly encourages women, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people of color to apply.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New opportunity in Mendocino County!

2018 Vegetable CSA lease, crop share or farm manager. Potential for mentoring.

Live Power Community Farm has provided food to families throughout Northern California for 40 years. Founded by Stephen and Gloria Decater, this 50 acre biodynamic farm is powered by draft animals and an engaged community. It is protected by a precedent-setting agricultural conservation easement designed to ensure that the land will remain in active agricultural production/good stewardship, and affordable to future generations.

The Decaters are retiring from vegetable production. They and their dedicated CSA community hope to find a successor who will carry on the legacy of this live-powered, community-centered farm. 


Learn more at http://www.californiafarmlink.org/find-land/land-listings/record/a030M00000Ft72LQAR



Organic Farmer at Soil Born Farms

Job Description: 
Position requires a farmer who possesses a passion for educating young farmers and growing high-quality organic fruit and vegetables in an evolving regenerative production system. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly exhibit a growth mindset, a willingness for self reflection, and an understanding of the pace and work ethic required for successful production farming. In addition, they must manage their time well, individually execute and/or provide assistance on all aspects of farm duties.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
Key Responsibilities
● Vegetable Production: Individual execution and/or lead a crew to complete daily task list as determined by Farm Manager. Tasks include greenhouse seeding and watering, planting, irrigation, tractor work, pest and weed management, harvest, post harvest handling, sales, and apprentice/volunteer education.
● Orchard Care: Support and contribute to the farm team’s execution of specific tasks in the orchard. Tasks include pruning, harvesting, irrigation, new orchard planting, and pest and disease management.
● Supporting farm staff on a regular basis with duties specific to Soil Born Farms. Duties include interacting and leading teams of volunteers, public engagement, setting up and working a weekly farm stand, farm tours, event support, providing hands-on lessons in the field and teaching basic classes for our urban farmers and gardeners.
Education & Experience: 
Required Qualifications:
● 3 to 5 years of experience in sustainable agricultural systems
● Ability to work quickly, multi-task, self motivate, collaborate, and be flexible on a daily basis
● Ability to relate, interact with, and empower people of all ages from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
● Interest in learning and growing as a leader, both in farming and in life
Preferred Qualifications:
● Tractor and small engine equipment operation
● Experience managing interns, apprentices or staff
● An inclination to mechanical knowledge and skill
● Interest in long-term employment at Soil Born Farms
● Experience working with farm animals
Application Instructions: 
Please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Shawn Harrison, Co-Director, at sharrison@soilborn.org. Position open until filled.

Farm Crew at Say Hay Farms

Job Description: 
We are seeking the best team members we can find for full-time, year-round employment as part of our small, smart crew. Our farm crew performs the complete variety of tasks on our 50-acre diversified organic farm - from caring for hens, staying late harvesting and packing vegetables, hoeing fields, driving tractors and trucks, and getting up early for farmers' markets, with everything in-between. Our goal is to grow food in the laboratory of ecologically and financially sustainable practices while growing young farmers at the same time.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
Please see the job description for more details.
Education & Experience: 
We hire first for aptitude and attitude, but experience is certainly welcome and valuable.
Application Instructions: 
Please visit our website at www.sayhayfarms.com and read the job description for instructions on how to apply.

Food Love Farm Director

About Sierra Harvest
Sierra Harvest is a nonprofit dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting the people of Nevada County to fresh, local, seasonal food. We train dozens of farmers, organize hundreds of community events, and educate over 7,600 school children. We envision a thriving local food economy and a network of financially viable farms providing good food for the community, where health and wellness is the norm and people of all ages are engaged in growing, harvesting, preparing, and sharing fresh food. We are creating a place where farmers thrive and residents of all ages have access to nutritious, whole food.
About the Food Love Farm
Started as part of the living Lands Agrarian Network in 2010, the Food Love Farm (FLF) is a half-acre educational farm at the Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Burton Homestead. Specializing in growing a diversity of crops, the FLF provides hands on education to our community in the form of field trips, volunteer days, service projects, summer day camp and U-pick vegetables.
Summary of Position
The program director manages daily activities of the Food Love Farm including supervising educators and farmhands, managing the greenhouse, growing starts for sale, food production for U-pick, coordinating field trips and planning lessons, planning and conducting summer day camp, and supervising and tracking volunteers for work days and field trips
Hours:
Full time, heavier workload during farming season, can take Dec. off.
Must work some nights/weekends when needed.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
1. Manages Farm Production:
• Plans and oversees all farm systems, materials and supplies
• Plans and oversees all food production, including Upicks. Works in partnership with Farm Educators to see that food production goals are met
• Manages CCOF certification and record keeping, and county agriculture paperwork
• Coordinates and tracks all food sales
• Creates and manages program budget
• Identifies needs for further site development
• Oversees volunteers and staff on the farm (for farm work and education)
2. Leads Educational Program:
• Develops, coordinates and conducts educational programming, including: field trips, 2 weeks of summer day camp, service projects, in-school farmer visits and classes for visiting groups.
• Keeps records on educational programs
• Tracks activities in volunteer log and garden journal
• Hires, manages and mentors Farm Educators
• Creates partnerships with schools and other relevant organizations
3. Promotes Community Engagement:
• Promotes and represents FLF in the community, including hosting Sierra Harvest potlucks, Good Food Tours and donor events as requested
• Cultivates business and community sponsors
• Attends staff meetings, trainings, and SH events
• Manages and recruits volunteers
Education & Experience: 
Skills and Qualifications:
• At least 3 years of organic farming experience with at least 1 year of farm management experience
• 3 years of experience managing staff and volunteers
• Enthusiasm for, and a track record of educating children about growing and consuming local food, preferably on farm settings
• Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively, verbally and written
• Can work outside and adapt to variable weather conditions
• Can lift equipment and materials necessary to complete farm tasks and activities
• Must have a strong alignment with the mission of Sierra Harvest and the ability to communicate, motivate and inspire others about Sierra Harvest’s work with passion.
• Familiarity with trends in food access, health, nutrition, education, and agriculture
• Basic computer skills required such as email, Word, Excel
• Basic plumbing, carpentry, and small engine maintenance skills preferred
• Can manage the accomplishment of multiple competing seasonal priorities at the same time.


Application Instructions: 
Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@sierraharvest.org
Application deadline is Jan 3rd by 9AM, position begins Feb 1st, 2018