Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Farm Lot 59 is Hiring Farmers!

Farmer Job Description for Farm Lot 59
                   Mission: Farm Lot 59 is a .5 – acre farm aimed to develop and maintain farmland in an urban setting to grow specialty crops and offer the public fresh and healthy food choices, teaching farming to the community and aid in the transformation of more urban farm land.

Job Overview: Farmer will develop and manage all aspects of the farm production field including growing organic vegetables, fruits, herbs and speaking to public groups that frequent the farm for educational days.
                   This position requires a strong practical knowledge of people skills as well as agriculture skills and farm management, and a passionate commitment to growing the highest quality crops. The farmer has primary responsibility for the daily operations of the crew, coordination and implementation of all work and activities at Farm Lot 59 (FL59). FL59 currently has 1 farm located at 2714 California Ave with the potential to add more.

                   Key Requirements:
·       Coordination with Sasha for daily work load
·       Maintain FL59’s standards of production to ensure highest quality produce
·       Maintain farm infrastructure and landscape
·       Cooperate with community partners
·       Implement weekly seeding and transplanting schedule
·       Plan weekly harvest schedule
·       Participate in planning for long-term farm development
·       Able to work in the field, attend meetings off farm if needed
·       Some evening or special events may be required
·       Current drivers license
·       Good interpersonal skills

·       Experience working in a team environment with proven leadership skills
·       Demonstrated ability to work independently
·       Demonstrated good organizational skills and record keeping skills
·       Experience in growing using organic/biodynamic principles
·       Experience working with farm tools
·       Basic carpentry skills
·       Demonstrated good communication skills
·       Ability to lift 50 pounds
·       Self-motivated, cooperative and flexible

Salary will be based on experience. Produce is available for your personal consumption

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