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GARDENS + VEGETABLE PRODUCTION MANAGER
Responsible for the production of vegetables, flowers and herbs at AOOA farm, basic duties include:
Plan and build out vegetable, medicinal herb, and flower gardens, prep beds, order-manage-organize equipment and supplies, order and start seeds, produce plants for spring plant sale, ‘pick your own’ programs, plant, manage irrigation, weed, fertilize, manage pests and diseases.
Harvest and coordinate harvests with farm stand.
Keep records, create and document procedures, and manage crop rotations.
Build out and set up high tunnel
Plan and maintain the compost system
Build out smaller landscape, often edible, gardens around the site
Create tasks that are appropriate for volunteers, manage those tasks.
Apply and obtain organic and other certifications.
Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
Promote continuous improvement of safety and environmental practices.
Operate a motor vehicle as appropriate to the position.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Experience as a produce farmer is a must. Additional interest in livestock and silvopasture is preferred. Good work ethic, organization, dedication and interest in building this project from the ground up are supremely important. This farm has a hospitality component, as in we welcome visitors to the farm in order to educate on productive biodiverse landscapes. Thus, applicants must be interested in agriculture and food education.
Compensation commensurate with experience, starting pay is $20/hr. This is a full time job. AOOA is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds. We welcome applicants of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, and differently-abled people. Job perks include meat, veggies, flexible unpaid leave. We don’t have the possibility of housing right now.