Salt City Harvest Farm
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|Posted On:||Sunday, 28th January 2018|
449 Flyer Rod, Kirkville NY
Salt City Harvest Farm (SCHF) is a diverse 32-acre urban-edge farm near Syracuse, NY, that serves as a bridge for New Americans as they adjust to their new surroundings, language, and culture. The Salt City Harvest Farm provides land on which New Americans grow and harvest culturally important food for their families and the community. New Americans share farming knowledge while forming cross-cultural friendships, practicing language skills, and working the land collaboratively.
About the Position
We are looking for a self-directed individual with a commitment to food justice issues and sustainable agriculture to serve as a farm manager as we expand the existing programs of SCHF. This person will be responsible for agricultural management of the farm, including an existing apple and stone fruit orchard, vineyard, vegetable production, and expansion into other commercial and specialty crops for market sales. This year the farm manager will help to develop a new incubator farm on the site for training New Americans to manage production on small-scale plots. The incubator operation is funded by the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program(RAPP) in coordination with Refugee Immigrant Self-Empowerment (RISE) and Brady Faith Farm in Syracuse. We welcome candidates who enjoy working with diverse communities and are committed to helping us develop the unique opportunities of this farm and its programs.
This position is seasonal (from April 2 to Nov. 2), with weekly hours varying from approximately 20 hours in the spring to full time commitment during the summer growing season. There is also the potential for expanded hours beyond the growing season. Salary is commensurate with experience. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Community Farm (35%)
Incubator Farm (25%)
Market Farm (25%)
Leadership & Communication (10%)
Record Keeping (5%)
Please send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 2 references to Matthew Potteiger firstname.lastname@example.org