Farmscape is seeking a full-time Urban Farmer to maintain residential and school gardens predominantly in the San Fernando Valley Area. A Farmscape Urban Farmer… • Maintains all assigned farms at schools and residences at regularly scheduled times. • Tracks planting or replanting times, solves pest and disease problems, amends soil, harvests produce, repairs irrigation issues, etc. • Acts proactively to prevent issues with the garden. • Manages regular personal schedule of weekly visits. • Manages service inventory for assigned gardens: tools, pest and disease control products, seeds and plants, trellises and other garden accessories. • Keeps regular and organized service logs of weekly visits. • Collaborates with Farmscape staff to resolve garden issues that are difficult or complex. • May help with R&D of Farmscape farming methods. May assist with training staff. • Maintains good customer relationships, both in-person and via phone/email. • Answers customer concerns in a timely manner and communicates problems upward. • Represents Farmscape products and services in a professional manner. • Attends staff, service, and training meetings as required • Additional tasks, as assigned by your manager. School Garden Responsibilities • Makes weekly visits to school gardens at regularly scheduled times. • Oversees and coordinates hands-on experiences through garden classes with students (ages 4-18) in gardening, earth science, botany, nutrition, and related topics, tailored to appropriate age levels. • Prepares and maintains all teaching materials (ie: posters, bug-collecting supplies, garden tools…). • Maintains and further develops Farmscape School Garden Curriculum and best practices. • Works closely with teachers to develop lessons that support cross-curricular classroom teaching. • Manages relationships with assigned contacts (teachers, administrators, etc) for all school gardens and collaborates with school staff when appropriate. • Keeps track of school calendars including holiday breaks and special events. Qualifications • Experience with annual vegetable cultivation required • Experience working with classrooms, youth groups, children • Ability to work independently • Valid driver’s license and a working vehicle • Related education in horticulture, crop science, etc. a plus • Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices • Friendly and clear communicator • Organizational skills and attention to detail a must Compensation Commensurate with experience. Benefits package available to full-time farmers. To Apply Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Urban Farmer (CCOF10/15).” Application deadline is October 21. NO CALLS PLEASE.