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Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has been a visionary not-for-profit organization in the Greater Philadelphia Region since its founding in 1827. PHS organizes the annual Philadelphia International Flower, the world’s largest and longest-running indoor flower show, which brings 270,000 visitors and creates a $61 million economic impact to the city. PHS’s Philadelphia Green helps transform lives through innovative programs like City Harvest, which has grown and donated 160,000 lbs of fresh produce in four years—helping to feed 1,000 families each week of the growing season. PHS also leads Plant One Million, an ambitious program to plant one million trees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Project Coordinator for Community Greening Stewardship Initiatives supports the stewardship and implementation of neighborhood greening projects with a heavy emphasis on engaging community in design, construction and on-going maintenance. She/he reports to the Program Manager for Community Greening and Stewardship Initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong history in community engagement with diverse populations
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in related field.
  • Degree in environmental studies, horticulture, sustainable landscape management, or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
  • Excellent written, graphic, and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team player willing to help other team members when needed
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, Razor’s Edge, internet, social media and technology
  • Knowledge of the Greater Philadelphia Region is preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License

TO APPLY
Send a cover letter and resume to:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
c/o Human Resources
100 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

or
Email: hrphs@pennhort.org

To learn more about us, visit www.phsonline.org
Please no telephone or walk-in inquires. EOE. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Round the Bend Farm (RTB) seeks a resident foodie to join the farm manager, small farm apprentice and the farm community. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of immersion into a vibrant and diverse local food culture. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic.

RTB was started in 2007, it is a 52 acre farm located in South Dartmouth, MA. RTB has mainly produced animal and vegetable products (pork, eggs, milk, beef, vegetable, herbs and greens, lamb, mutton, goat) in the past.  We hope to diversify our produce to include hospitality and educational services and community service.    This is a seasonal apprenticeship opportunity and will take place from mid- April through mid- November.  This unique opportunity will offer potential educational outreach and teaching opportunities in conjunction with a local non-profit; the Marion Institute (www.marioninstitute.org).

The job will require:

  • Cooking directly from RTB farm
  • Harvest, glean, forage, utilize food enough for up to 8 people daily
  • Food storage and care
  • Fermentation fervor – experiment with and enjoy all aspects of fermentation i.e. yogurt, kefir, water kefier, kombucha, cheese making, cured meats, sauerkraut, kimichi, mead, beer… the sky is the limit
  • Prepare healthy and medicinal foods that will nourish other community members
  • Keep a clean and organized kitchen (there is an automatic dishwasher)
  • Plan menus and keep stores of bulk foods adequate and fresh
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a love of food and those you prepare it for
  • Time spent harvesting and laboring within the vegetable operation
  • Studying and discovering new foods and sharing with others
  • Preparing medicinal/herbal tinctures and teas

Qualifications required are:

  • Highly organized, energetic, enjoys physical labor
  • A desire to respect and care for soil and animals (humans included)
  • Excellent self-starter and finisher
  • Proven experience in working effectively with other people
  • An entrepreneurial approach to food service
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance and carryout arduous tasks
  • Knowledge and awareness of self and physical relationship with the natural world.
  • Willingness to be flexible in terms of work hours.
  • Willingness to relocate to RTB.
  • Desire to participate in local, vibrant community
  • Smiles, laughter, curiosity, kindness
  • Willingness to be caring and responsible for the health and nutrition of fellow community members

COMPENSATION 

There will be a monthly stipend of $400.  We will provide room and board and wireless internet access at RTB.  Housing will include a private place to sleep and a shared kitchen/dining/library space.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send cover letter, resume and references, please tell us why you would like to be with us by February 8, 2012 to: geoffkinder@hotmail.com

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Participate in the holistic experience that is diversified small farming in hopes of building confidence and skills to prepare you for an independent future.

Round the Bend Farm (RTB) seeks a farm apprentice to join the farm manager and one to three interns. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of learning all things farming from vegetable gardening to seed saving to animal husbandry. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic. This is a seasonal apprenticeship opportunity and will take place from mid- April through mid- November.  This unique opportunity will offer potential educational outreach and teaching opportunities in conjunction with a local non-profit; the Marion Institute (www.marioninstitute.org).

The job will require:

  • Market garden vegetable growing, harvesting and marketing for CSA delivery and direct restaurant sales.
  • Farm design/build while incorporating permaculture concepts.
  • Soil building and amendment.  Utilization of animal manure creating compost.
  • Animal husbandry within rotational grazing system (pigs, chickens, cattle and sheep)
  • Other types of work may include:

Qualifications required are:

  • Highly organized, energetic, enjoys manual labor….it is hard work; and rewarding
  • A desire to respect and care for soil and animals (humans included)
  • Able to lift and move 50 lbs
  • Proven experience in working effectively with other people
  • An entrepreneurial approach to small farming
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance and carryout arduous tasks
  • Knowledge and awareness of self and physical relationship with the natural world
  • Willingness to be flexible in terms of work hours
  • Willingness to relocate to RTB
  • Desire to participate in local, vibrant community
  • Smiles, laughter, curiosity, kindness

Compensation

There will be a monthly stipend of $400.  We will provide room and board and wireless internet access at RTB.  Housing will include a private place to sleep and a shared kitchen/dining/library space.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send cover letter, resume and references, tell us why you would like to be with us by February 8, 2012 to: geoffkinder@hotmail.com

 

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University Farm Manager, U South Sewanee

Sewanee: the University of the South seeks a university farm manager to supporting the development of new and ongoing campus sustainable agricultural projects, with an emphasis on integration with the academic program. The manager will enhance agricultural learning for students through demonstration and presentation of agroecological concepts and a wide range of organic food production skills. The focus of the agricultural operation includes the student organic garden and possible production scale vegetables for dining services. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in small scale farm production and/or farming with an educational component. Applications will be considered through Feb. 15, 2012.

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Emerging food and agriculture leaders are invited to apply for FoodCorps, a national service organization in its second year that seeks to address childhood obesity by increasing vulnerable children’s knowledge of, engagement with, and access to healthy food. Service members build and tend school gardens, conduct nutrition education and facilitate Farm to School programming that brings healthy, affordable local food into public schools. Applications are due by March 25, 2012, and details can be found here: http://foodcorps.org/become-a-service-member.

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