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This job expired on March 20, 2022

Seasonal Farmer Dream of Wild Health

  • Date Posted January 19, 2022
  • Location Hugo, MN
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

The mission of Dream of Wild Health (DWH) is to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways. DWH owns and operates a 30-acre farm in Hugo, MN. As one of the only Native American-led farms in the Twin Cities, DWH fulfills a unique role in the Native American and local agricultural communities. DWH distributes produce into the Twin Cities Native American community through our youth programs, Indigenous Food Share CSA, farmers markets, wholesale accounts with Indigenous chefs, and food donations to Indigenous Food Network and other community partners. More info at DreamofWildHealth.org.

Job description Dream of Wild Health is hiring four Seasonal Farmers to work alongside the farm leadership team to participate in all aspects of farming and basic duties of field and facilities maintenance and organization as assigned.
 

Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Work with the Dream of Wild Health farm team to seed, transplant, care for  and harvest vegetable and fruit crops for our Indigenous Food Share (IFS) boxes, farmers market and wholesale customers.
  • Assist with all kinds of field work related to vegetable crop and soil health goals including: seeding, irrigating, weeding, mulching, cover cropping and trellising.
  • Post-harvest processing of vegetable/fruit crops including washing, packing, labeling and record keeping.
  • General field maintenance, end of season clean-up and other duties as assigned by farm team leadership.
  • Assist with planting and care of perennial crops and invasive species removal at our new 20-Acre farm.
  • High level of attention to detail whether in the greenhouse, field or pack shed.
  • Ability to work within a team context, especially with fellow farmers, programming staff and with youth working at the farm during summer programming.


Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Native American community (must have basic cultural understanding)
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, and ability to work well either independently and with team members.
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Hardworking, with physical and emotional stamina, and able to work outside in all weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, cold).
  • Willingness to learn and have an interest in sustainable/organic farming, and to seek guidance as needed.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, ability to adapt, and be flexible with daily tasks.
  • Direct and healthy communication skills with managers and team members; willingness to receive feedback, adapt, and be comfortable asking questions.


 

Must pass a background check because in this role you will interact with youth and have a valid driver’s license because driving company vehicles is a component of this job. Must have ability to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Schedule & Compensation:
This is a seasonal, FT position, 40 hours a week April - October 2022. Starting compensation is $16 per hour, with pay a increase for returning seasonal farmers. Typical work hours during peak season are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-3:30pm (Jun.-Sep.; shifting an hour later off-peak), with the recognition that there may be days we work later/start earlier to finish time-sensitive tasks. Employee benefits include: produce from the farm, 3 paid holidays, accrual of paid vacation and sick days.

Additional job openings can be found at: DreamofWildHealth.org/employment. Our farm is currently hiring for all 2022 farm positions:

 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on March 20, 2022
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