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Los Angeles Urban Farmer Farmscape +1 more

  • Date Posted July 31, 2020
  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Farmscape is the largest urban farming venture in the country, with headquarters in Los Angeles and Oakland. We design, install, and maintain urban farms and sustainable landscapes for residences, restaurants, agrihoods and commercial sites. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.farmscapegardens.com

Job description

Farmscape seeks a full-time urban farmer for Los Angeles. Our farm team draws on extensive field experience and principles of organic and sustainable farming to manage over 150 residential gardens throughout Los Angeles. Farmers manage 10-20 small residential edible gardens within a single region on a given day, and carry a 'roving farm shed' in their vehicles. Farmers work independently and are on-site weekly– planting, pruning, harvesting and engaging with clients in the field, with the support of the entire Farmscape crew.

Job Responsibilities:

Farm & Garden Management

  • Manage 10-20 residential farms; design planting layouts, oversee planting calendar, cultivate wide variety of annual vegetables, troubleshoot pest and disease issues, fertilize and amend soil, harvest produce, repair irrigation systems
  • Maintain fruit trees, including fertilizing, harvesting, pruning, and pest/disease management
  • Proactively prevent  garden issues
  • Manage consistent weekly schedule
  • Manage inventory for gardens
  • Document detailed service log of weekly visits in apps
  • Collaborate with Farmscape staff to resolve complex garden issues

 

Customer Service & Communication

  • Maintain good customer relationships, both in-person and via phone/email with 10-20 clients 
  • Engage in weekly phone and/or in-person check ins with LA Residential Farm Manager
  • Follow communication procedures, guidelines and expectations
  • Provide weekly garden updates to clients 
  • Respond to customer concerns in a timely manner and communicate problems upward
  • Represent Farmscape services in a professional manner

 

Other

  • Must be comfortable and willing to drive between multiple locations in greater LA region every work day
  • Attend staff, service and training meetings as required
  • Keep records of client/garden information in CRM system
  • Track time and garden notes in TSheets app
  • Collect and enter garden data as requested by manager into spreadsheets

 

Qualifications:

  • 1+ year experience with  annual vegetable cultivation required
  • Valid driver's license and a working vehicle required
  • Related experience in landscaping, fruit tree care,  gardening, horticulture is a plus
  • Ability to use various apps and technology
  • Farm management experience or farmhand work is a plus
  • Ability to learn and adapt to Farmscape best practices
  • Friendly and clear communicator
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail are critical
 

Compensation:

$18-$20/hr. Benefits for full-time staff include paid vacation, mileage reimbursement,  FSA & Dependent Care plan,  health care and 401K.

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $18.00 - $20.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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