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This job expired on May 29, 2017

Farm Manager, Far Rock Farm Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger

  • Date Posted March 30, 2017
  • Location Far Rockaway, Queens, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description The Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH) is Brooklyn’s leading direct provider of emergency food and related services. Our flagship program is a client-choice supermarket-style food pantry that is open five days a week and serves an average of 30,000 clients each month. In addition to the provision of emergency food, BSCAH provides a range of social support services to assist our customers in finding solutions and pathways out of food and financial insecurity. These services include on-site SNAP and healthcare enrollment, benefits access, job referrals, assistance with applications for city services including housing. We strive to encourage healthier lifestyles and community building through a range of educational programs on nutrition and activities at our Urban Agricultural Centers which represent the symbolic heart of our programs and the future of our city’s food scape. You can find out more at our website: http://bedstuyagainsthunger.org/. Job description
Work will include, but is not limited to:
  • Providing mentorship and instruction to youth ages 14-24 in all daily farm operations
  • Supporting with aquaponics system
  • Direct seeding and transplanting of all crops
  • Managing the greenhouse and caring for seedlings
  • Drip irrigation & overhead watering
  • Harvesting & processing all crops for sales
  • Setting up, running, and breaking down the weekly market
  • Pest, weed, and disease management
  • Overseeing harvest standards for markets, restaurants, programs, and donations.
  • Maintaining a record of all seeding and field planting, maintaining a farm harvest log, and training youth to do the same
  • Submitting detailed weight and sales records on a regular basis
  • Developing strategies for productivity, efficiency, and engagement with the farm
  • Leading workshops, volunteer groups, and regular tours, and social media outreach\
  • Mulching, trellising, pruning, and tilling
 Qualifications: 
  • Experience working with aquaponics
  • Commitment to, passion for, and experience in food justice, community driven work, and working with youth
  • Self-motivated, excellent communicator, ability to work well alone as well as with others
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Eager to learn and able to solve problems independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with volunteer groups
  • Familiarity with google drive - sheets, docs, and calendar
  • Attention to detail, organized
  • Ability to work with groups that range in age, abilities, race, gender, religion, etc.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Familiarity with Far Rockaway community / a resident of Far Rockaway
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on May 29, 2017
DeadlineApril 30, 2017

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