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Farm Manager

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative and skilled farmer to join our team as full-time, year-round Farm Manager. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' experience in successful production of vegetable crops; the ability to develop smooth, efficient workflows, and a commitment to value, recognize, and support farm team members and the community we serve. 

 

The Farm Manager will oversee the planning and day-to-day production activities of Greensgrow Farm, an educational urban farm and demonstration garden that provides an essential connection to food and nature in an urban community. We are a non-profit dedicated to promoting social wellness through community green space, reconnecting city dwellers with rural food producers and promoting the greening of Philadelphia’s homes and gardens. 

 

Greensgrow consists of two garden centers, educational programming, food access programs and other projects that promote sustainability. Greensgrow Farms is our original farm location built on a site that was once a factory and now holds three large high tunnel raised beds, a greenhouse, a well-stocked garden center and farmstand, and small group of farm animals. Greensgrow West is a West Philly community hub built on a long abandoned site on Baltimore Avenue, featuring a thriving garden center, mini-farmstand, and chickens.  

 

Position Overview 

The Farm Manager is responsible for lean integrations of systems on the farm, keeping the propagation of seedling to sell, turning crops in the high-tunnel for rapid crop production with high varietal mix, and managing a small team to achieve farm objectives. The Farm Manager leads tours, organizes the farm and cares for the sense of its sanctuary in demonstrating as well as providing food access. Priority given to skills such as: a keen eye for detail, scope, process, organization, documentation and aesthetic design.  

 

The Farm Manager is also responsible for oversight of Greensgrow’s weekend Farmstand, engaging with the public about farming practices, and growing and harvesting food with a focus toward educating the community and providing urban solutions for growing food and feeling more empowerment in their connection to land or plants. 

 

This position reports to the Executive Director. 

 

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Planning of crop rotation, plant management and soil health in 7000 Sqft of high tunnel space  
  • Overseeing care of native gardens and greenhouse plant propagation for retail garden center 
  • Collaborating with retail and program staff to coordinate plant and vegetable needs and ensure integration of farm with other Greensgrow programs 
  • Recruiting, training and managing staff, volunteers and interns  
  • Managing animal care - chickens, 1 pig, 1 duck, some fish - including feeding, best practices and pen cleanup   
  • Harvesting and packing produce for the Greensgrow Farmstand, CSA Snap members and restaurant/wholesale customers 
  • Planning and training for annual farm beds at West Philly location 
  • Analyzing existing operations, crops, staff and infrastructure and recommending improvements  
  • Assisting with outreach and marketing efforts to tell the story of Greensgrow and promote partnerships with other nonprofits, restaurants and vendors  
  • Collaborating with senior staff to prepare budgets and set annual targets  
  • Ensuring staff adheres to health and safety regulations 
  • Performing other duties as assigned  

 

Requirements 

  • 3+ years farming experience; growing in an urban environment preferred 
  • Customer service, organizational and managerial skills 
  • Extensive knowledge of the following: Seeding, crop planning, soil health, composting, irrigation, pest management, harvesting for market, raised beds and urban gardening 
  • Must be a hard-working team player with an energetic and positive attitude 
  • Must be prepared to handle strategic decision making for farming operations  
  • Ability to perform farming tasks  

 

This is a full-time, year-round position. Greensgrow is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds. We welcome applicants of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, and differently-abled people. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative and skilled farmer to join our team as full-time, year-round Farm Manager. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' experience in successful production of vegetable crops; the ability…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    29 de noviembre de 2021
Compensación
USD $19 - USD $21
/ hora

Compensación

Benefits package offered.

Benefits package offered.

Ubicación

Presencial
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Cómo aplicar

This position is available immediately, and we will interview candidates on a rolling basis until filled. Please send resume & cover letter to jobs@greensgrow.org with “Farmer” in the Subject line. 

 No phone calls please. 

This position is available immediately, and we will interview candidates on a rolling basis until filled. Please send resume & cover letter to jobs@greensgrow.org with “Farmer…

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