Farm Hand

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020
 Other
 Full Time
 Soil Health
 No-Till
 Carbon Farming

Position Description

The Farm at Our House is located at Our House, a residential job-training center for abused, abandoned, and orphaned youth. The adolescent boys at Our House come from all over the state of Maryland and Washington D.C. Our House gives them a second chance at being productive working members of the community. They receive counseling and training in carpentry, landscaping, construction and small engine repair, GED preparation, and life skills.

Through a collaboration with The Farm at Our House, the young men can choose to gain employment and experience in organic farming. The Farm at Our House is a USDA Certified Organic farm. The Maryland Department of Agriculture is our certifying body. We are entering our 18th year as a certified organic farm.

We also are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and implement practices associated with regenerative farming such as no-till vegetable farming, extensive cover cropping and mulching. Ensuring healthy biological activity in our soil essential to our success and efficient carbon sequestration.

About the Role:

  • Implement daily priorities and policies as determined by the farm owner and farm manager.
  • Lead and perform fieldwork, including planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvest handling of crops; assist with mushroom production, equipment maintenance, repair and requisition, greenhouse and high tunnel maintenance and supervision and property landscaping; Identify crop selection including crops specific to Southeast Asia.
  • Possibly represent farm at weekly farmers markets or CSA pickup site; ensure delivery of produce to wholesale customers; manage produce allocation among market, wholesale and CSA; contribute to the newsletter, website, social media presence and marketing materials.
  • Potential to participate in budgeting, crop rotation planning, crop/variety selection, capital project planning exists.
  • Ensure work is documented; sales are recorded and organic certification requirements are met.
  • Promotion at the conclusion of August and year-round work are both possible.
  • Start date- between March 1st and April 15th.
Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associates degree in any field
  • Six months of experience farming or horticultural experience with the application of sustainable agriculture principles and organic farming; preferred- completion of a training program in sustainable agriculture with a minimum of 6 months; or a bachelor’s degree in agricultural management with course work in sustainable agriculture and organic farming.

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