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Farm Fertility Team Member Apricot Lane Farms Operations, LLC +2 more

  • Date Posted April 02, 2024
  • Location Moorpark, CA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Apricot Lane Farms is a 234-acre organic & biodynamic, certified farm integrated within a reawakened ecosystem.  The farm regeneratively grows more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and raises sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and ducks with care and respect, while working in harmony (or a comfortable level of disharmony) within a dynamic ecosystem.  Job description

The Farm Fertility Assistant is responsible for the daily tasks of the Fertility Center (FC), caring for compost piles farm-wide, maintaining a 40 ft flow-through worm bin, and assisting in all farm-wide fertility applications, under the direction of the Director of Soil and Plant Fertility.

 

JOB SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fertility tasks involving the worm bin include, but are not limited to, weekly feeding, watering, temperature monitoring, harvesting of the worm bin, manure collection, compost tea brewing and application, thorough cleaning of the compost tea brewers, and other related tasks.
  • Windrow compost tasks include, but are not limited to, recordkeeping, monitoring moisture and temperature, coordinating and facilitating compost turns, and applying Biodynamic preparations.
  • Operating fertigation machine on weekly and monthly basis for pastures and orchards.
  • Assisting in the organization and maintenance of shared Google Drive resources and records.
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of the Fertility Center complex.
  • Participating in Biodynamic preparation making as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • 2 years of farm / garden / compost experience (REQUIRED)
  • Must be willing and able to walk up hilly and steep terrain daily.
  • Be able/willing to work outside in a variety of extreme weather conditions—rain, cold, heat and wind.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds with and/or without assistance.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently with minimal oversight.
  • Passion for composting and soil fertility
  • Desire to be part of a dynamic team
  • Tractor experience (preferred)
  • Interest in Biodynamic agriculture

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • $23-$26hr., based on experience
  • Excellent Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid Sick Time and Vacation
  • 10 Paid Holidays
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $23.00 - $26.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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