Edible City Orchardist at Soil Born Farms in Racho Cordova
As part of the South Sacramento Neighborwoods Initiative, the Edible City Orchardist will develop a productive orchard at Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch, and will support the development of an educational fruit tree care class series for community members interested in diving deeper into fruit production. Along with these projects, the community orchardist will support volunteer activities at the farm and in the community, and will provide fruit tree expertise in an accessible, down to earth way through hands on workshops, videos, written documents, and other materials. This position has a strong focus on community education, fruit production, and volunteer engagement.
Duties & Responsibilities:
● Co-creating and managing the American River Ranch Teaching Orchard ● Supporting the development of a fruit tree care educational pathway for community members ● Developing educational materials, videos, and similar products regarding fruit tree care and best practices for maintenance and planting fruit trees ● Developing and managing a fruit tree nursery ● Utilizing community volunteers to advance projects in the orchard space ● Maintaining accurate records for activities in the orchard and planting projects in the community ● Assisting in development of programs that lead to financial sustainability with minimal or no grant funds ● Supporting special volunteer activities, community events, and fundraisers ● Act as liaison between the orchard, the farm team, and the edible city initiative
Education & Experience:
● 3+ years experience in fruit tree orchards ● Experience working with volunteers and leading educational activities ● Demonstrated problem solving ability and willingness to make improvements and try new things
Submit an application and brief cover letter to Nick Anicich, Edible City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org