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Posted: October 21, 2019 | Location: Placerville, California

The Natural Gardening Company, a mail-order seed company and certified organic nursery, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity to become full-time for the right candidate. We are looking for a team player who enjoys working outdoors in the fields, in a rustic barn, and greenhouses in all types of weather and conditions. The right candidate will be willing to learn new tasks, work both independently and with a small group, and share ideas. Any potential employee will be reliable, punctual, and detail oriented. Experience is not necessary but preferred. We are willing to train the right person who is a quick learner. Pay is negotiable, depending on experience. Reliable transportation and a love of animals and plants are necessary. (We share our barn with 2 "seed-saving" kitties and 2 dogs who lounge by the woodstove.) Position Qualifications:–High school diploma or GED required some college or advanced training preferred–Understands very small business such as ours, requires someone who will gladly wear a variety of hats–Has experience in at least one of these areas: customer service, retail, social media, gardening/farming–Ability to comprehend written and spoken English–Ability to stand, crouch, or kneel on uneven surfaces–Ability to lift 50lbs–Intermediate knowledge and ability to use the following software: Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word–Ability to learn Mail Order Management software Responsibilities may include:–Packing seeds using an automated counter, scale and hand counter–Printing seed packets–Entering mailed-in orders using Order Fulfillment Software–Fulfilling and shipping seed packet orders–Packing plants in shipping boxes–Seed starting using automated equipment–Sanitizing and cleaning pots, trays, and greenhouses–Transplanting–Field preparation–Planting starts or direct sowing seeds–Monitoring irrigation and hand watering–Weeding–Entering detailed and accurate records into spreadsheets–Harvesting produce–Representing the business at Farmer’s Markets and trade shows Work Schedule:December 2, 2019 through May 29, 2020Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PMInterviews will be held the weeks of November 4th and 11th. To apply:1) Please email resume and a descriptive cover letter to info@naturalgardening.com2) In the email please answer the following questions;a. Of the qualifications listed, which one best applies to you?b. Why are you interested in the job?c. Are you available to work the entire season?d. What is the best way to contact you to schedule an interview? 

Posted: October 3, 2019 | Location: Richvale, California

Lundberg Family Farms (LFF) is looking for an experienced Farm Manager to oversee and manage the daily activities of planting, growing, and harvesting rice and row crops to meet the Annual Farm Plan of LFF owned and operated properties. The successful Farm Manager will assist the Vice President of Farm Operations in the development and execution of the Annual Farm Plan. There will be occasions to perform manual and skilled work in the area of rice and row crop production including irrigation, planting, leveling, and harvesting. Operate equipment as needed. It will essential that the Farm Manager communicates with supervisor and staff regarding goals, problem solving, and analyzing systems. Ideal applicants will possess the following:Five years of rice and row crop farming experience.Three years supervisory and management experience, including experience developing and implementing department budget.Must maintain a valid CA driver's license or in the state of residence and meet insurability standards of our auto insurance carrier, Class A preferred. Lundberg Family Farms offers competitive salary and benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, 401(k), Educational Assistance and more.

Posted: September 30, 2019 | Location: Noblesville, Indiana

Summary – Teter Organic Farm is seeking candidates to develop and manage a certified organic vegetable farm and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project in central Indiana. Farm Description – Teter Organic Farm sits on a total of 120-acres (34-acres tillable) located on the banks of the White River just north of Indianapolis in Noblesville, Indiana. We are a non-profit community outreach of Noblesville First United Methodist Church which seeks to enrich the lives of our community through sustainable agriculture. We have 6 acres in organic vegetable production (including cover crop rotation) with an additional 20 acres contracted to a neighbor hay farmer. We also have a 45 share CSA, attend one weekly farmers market, and donate vegetables weekly to local feeding programs. Currently we have a propane-heated 72’x30’ hoophouse, an unheated 100’x14’ high-tunnel, 20-acres in a CRP conservation program, 40-acres of mature forest, 10-acres of recreation space (including a lodge, cabins, outdoor worship area, picnic shelter, fire pits, peace garden, and a playground), and a 15 acre hardwood tree farm. Our primary mission is to provide high-quality, organically grown produce to those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity through community partnerships with local food pantries and food banks, to build community through meaningful relationships across barriers that sometimes divide us, and to educate children and adults on the importance of environmental stewardship and care. To learn more about Teter Organic Farm, visit: www.teterorganicfarm.com. Minimum Qualifications:2-5 years of farm management experience and/or equivalent education or experience.2-5 years of experience developing a production schedule for mixed vegetable production.Experience operating tractors and farm implements.Experience managing farm staff and/or volunteers.Some weekend, evening and holiday hours required.Moderately experienced with Google Sheets / Excel for planning and record keeping.The ideal candidate will be an experienced farmer, with an entrepreneurial spirit, willing to both cast a creative vision for the farm, as well as, carry out the work to accomplish that vision, desire to live out the values of service, and community, and possess strong organizational, communication, time management, and mentoring skills. Primary Farm Responsibilities:Develop yearly budget, purchasing plan, and manage inventory.Develop crop plan for mixed vegetable production and spring plant sale (vegetables, hanging baskets, & bedding plants).Develop and implement a sustainable soil fertility plan.Manage marketing, website, and communications for Farmers Market and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Project.Maintain NOP Compliance for USDA Organic Certification through OEFFA.Train and supervise staff and volunteers for greenhouse and field tasks.Maintain food sanitation standards in accordance with the Food Modernization Safety Act.Design and maintain irrigation system including drip and sprinklers.Operate 55HP tractor with rotary tiller, bedshaper, disc, water wheel transplanter, and other implements.Perform/schedule routine maintenance on all farm equipment.Attend or coordinate weekly farmers market, weekly on-farm CSA pick-up, and weekly produce donations.Work with the Teter Operational Team to develop short and long term goals for the farm.Be on-call for Retreat Center Guest emergencies.Welcome Farm & Retreat Center Guests.Maintain general safety and cleanliness of outdoor areas of both the farm & retreat center.Do periodic trail maintenance.Build and maintain quality relationships with local restaurant owners, food pantries, food banks, the Noblesville Farmers Market, the Teter Operational Team, Noblesville First United Methodist Church, and other community organizations. Compensation and Schedule:This is a full-time, year-round position.Salary commensurate with experience. Base Salary of $28,000-$32,000 plus Bonuses.Onsite Housing Provided (3-bedroom, 2-bath farmhouse including utilities)Paid holidays and vacation.Pets are welcome. To Apply:Send Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of at least 3 References to:R. Aaron Hobbs, Director of Farm OperationsTeter Organic Farmahobbs@teterorganicfarm.com(317) 502-2833

Posted: August 22, 2019 | Location: Sebastopol, California

CalCAN is a statewide coalition that advances policy reform to realize the powerful climate solutions of sustainable and organic agriculture. Since 2009, we have cultivated farmer leadership to face the challenges of climate change and to serve as the sustainable agriculture voice on climate change policy in California. Our work, in collaboration with coalition partners and allies, has contributed to the adoption of multiple state climate-smart agriculture programs, farmland conservation policy, and on-farm renewable energy advancements. CalCAN currently has five full-time staff and a wide network of partners and advisors across the state. For more information on CalCAN’s work, see www.calclimateag.org. Coordinator RoleThe Communications & Operations Coordinator facilitates CalCAN’s use of social media, traditional media, digital communications, publications, website and blogs, and events to communicate to our policymakers and our network of partners and funders. The Coordinator also assists the Executive Director with grant writing, administration and internal communications. The ideal candidate is committed to sustainable agriculture and is eager to learn, adapt and grow with CalCAN’s changing strategies, priorities and needs. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all members of the CalCAN team in advancing our policy goals. We are a small but effective team, looking for someone who likes wearing many hats and wants to learn the ropes of non-profit communications, administration and grant writing. ResponsibilitiesThe Coordinator will work in collaboration with CalCAN’s policy team and under the supervision of the Executive Director in the following areas:Communications — Coordinate, maintain and continually improve all online communications tools (website, electronic newsletter, Mail Chimp, blogs); Coordinate production of policy reports, fact sheets and white papers; Manage contacts databases for CalCAN network members and media; Manage social media and generate content aligned with policy objectives; Collaborate with the CalCAN policy team to identify specific communications goals and develop plans and strategies to reach them; Produce communications plans, evaluate and continually improve their implementation Grant writing and reporting — Support the Executive Director with grant proposal and report writing, tracking organizational accomplishments, and foundation database management Events coordination — Manage the planning, registration, promotion and logistics for CalCAN’s biennial Climate and Agriculture Summit; Provide logistical support for annual lobby days, farm tours and other events as needed Administration — Provide technological and administrative support as needed QualificationsEligible applicants must possess the following skills and experience: Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with sustainable agriculture and/or climate change Minimum of two years professional experience in any of the following areas: non-profit administration; event management; communications; media Excellent written and verbal communications skills Facility with a variety of applications and tools such as Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Twitter, MailChimp, WordPress, graphics design programs, etc. Self-directed, entrepreneurial and collaborative work style Detail-oriented and highly organized with strong project management skills and the ability to stay on deadline while managing multiple projects TermsThis is a full-time salaried position that offers a salary ranging from $55,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits. The position is based in Sebastopol, CA. To ApplyPlease submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Note that no references will be contacted without first notifying you after the second interview. Please also include a writing sample (maximum 3-4 pages) — fact sheets, blogs, newsletters, white papers, grant reports or anything else that illustrates your ability to communicate in a compelling and accessible way (please no academic papers). Email your application to renata@calclimateag.org in a single PDF attachment, addressed to Executive Director Renata Brillinger. The position will be open until filled. No phone calls please. Note: CalCAN is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from groups that have been historically under-represented. CalCAN makes hiring decisions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. 

Posted: August 20, 2019 | Location: Newcastle, California

The Natural Trading Company Organic Farm is looking for someone bright, enthusiastic, hard-working, and passionate to drive our delivery route twice weekly, work farmers’ markets, and help with field, greenhouse, and packing shed work. We are looking for someone to represent our farm well – good customer service, efficient, responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. Interest in organic food, farming, or cooking is a plus. Applicants preferably have experience with agriculture, know how to put a long and early day in, working in all weather conditions, and be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly. You should be comfortable driving a small box truck (no special license needed, just a clean driving record). Located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Natural Trading Co is a 40-acre organic, mixed-crop, orchard, greenhouse, and natural foods store. We operate a CSA and sell our produce at farmers’ markets in the Sacramento foothills and Tahoe/Truckee areas, in addition to deliveries to local supermarkets, co-ops, and distributors. We’re seeking candidates who are looking for long-term, full-time employment. This is a paid hourly position with farm food available in abundance. Interested applicants, please submit a resume and letter of interest to ntc@naturaltradingco.com. For more information about the farm, visit http://naturaltradingco.com/.

Posted: June 20, 2019 | Location: Santa Cruz, California

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