Job Opportunities

VISTA Position w SCLT, starting in June
Youth, Farm, and Garden Associate position. Full details at
https://southsidecommunitylandtrust.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/youth-farm-and-garden-associate-americorps-vista-position/

Providence-based garden design and landscape maintenance company, Garden Endeavors, is looking for crew people to join our team for the 2017 season. We provide environmentally responsible landscape gardening and design services to a variety of locations throughout Southeastern New England. Responsibilities include all aspects of fine gardening, organic plant care, and landscape maintenance. Applicants should possess a strong affinity for horticulture, and/or have a desire to further their skills in this area. Individuals that love to work outside in all sorts of New England weather, are physically fit, love hands-on projects, and plants! We are seeking team players that are energetic, have a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and think on their feet. Attention to details and problem solving are essential. Creativity, intuition, and technical skills are a plus! Experience preferred, but willing to train the right candidate. Must have own transportation, valid drivers license, and ability to drive a pickup truck. Compensation depends on experience, skills, and abilities. We offer generous hourly and competitive wages. Please call Laura Willson @ 401-465-1760 Or email gardenendeavors@me.com

Farm Manager Wanted, Southern New Hampshire
New Dawn Farm is looking for a farm manager to start immediately. Ideally has 2 seasons of farming experience but will consider one season. Work is cooperative with farmer, apprentice, and community volunteers. Full year position with 1 winter tunnel house, ½ acre greenhouse, 1½ acre on field. Organic practices, no spray, organic certification in process. Manage veggie, flower, and herb CSA and donation boxes for local food pantry. Social justice work orientation, especially around trauma and violence survivors. Partially ADA accessible fields. $15/hour variable seasonal hours, approx $360/week.  Tiny house available on farm.  Call Clai 518-929-6619

West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation in Providence RI is seeking a qualified individual with a strong understanding of greenhouse operations to manage the first season of a 1,000 square foot community greenhouse on urban land in the West End of Providence. We encourage applicants with experience working in greenhouses, on community grow land and with diverse communities to apply! https://tinyurl.com/SankofaGreenhouseFarm

Eva's Garden, located in beautiful South Dartmouth, MA, is looking to fill out its crew for the 2017 season. We are currently in search of a Picking/Packing Leader and two field crew members. We are a 2+ acre organic certified farm growing salad greens, herbs, microgreens, and wildcrafted products for local restaurants. Our focus is to grow the highest quality products in the most sustainable manners available to us. To apply please send a resume and references to info@evasgreengarden.com
 

Robin Hollow Farm is a fast-paced, diverse flower farm. The farm uses sustainable and/or organic methods on about five acres in Saunderstown, RI. Robin Hollow is hiring for farm workers this season, positions beginning mid March running through November. Tuesday-Saturday for the majority of the season, Hourly wage based on experience. Bonus based on performance and farm productivity. Farm produce (veg, herbs, fruit, flowers) provided in season, and a generous employee discount. Contact Mike Hutchison: mike@robinhollowfarm.com. We will respond to emails with an attached resume and a cover letter stating what you’ll bring to the team.


Sweet & Salty Farm is a small grazing dairy farm in Little Compton, RI. We make a variety of artisan cheeses and yogurt. We are hiring for a Full-Time Cheese & Yogurt Maker position, starting April 2017. We are looking for someone to help us make high-quality artisan cheeses and yogurt, and to help us with farm work. This position will require about 30 to 40 hours of work per week, and will include regular Saturday work. As part of our farm team, you will be involved in all aspects of production, from farming to processing and marketing. For more information and to apply, visit our website at http://sweetandsaltyfarm.com/jobs/cheese-yogurt-maker/

The Good Earth Organic Farm & Garden Center at 1800 Scituate Ave in western Cranston is looking for applicants for farm worker positions for the 2017 season and beyond. You can find more information on our website. http://www.goodearthri.com/Pages/EmploymentOpportunities.html

Roots Farm is a certified organic, diversified vegetable farm in Tiverton, RI.  We grow intensively, year-round, on a small acreage using Eliot Coleman-style methods. We are seeking applicants for full-time and part-time positions beginning in April and going to mid-November.  The workers will be involved in many aspects of the farm:  bed preparation, soil amendments, seed starting, transplanting, weeding, and harvesting.  If interested, please see the full job description at http://www.rootsfamilyfarm.org/jobs or contact kelli@roots-farm.com.

 

Educational Offerings

--Workshops Hosted by SCLT in April--
Preventing crop disease & pests – in partnership with URI

Sat April 1, 9-11:30 am
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Learn many practices growers can do to avoid insect and disease problems in vegetable and fruit plantings. Techniques will range from general practices for all crops to crop-specific practices. We'll also scout for pests in the Roger Williams Botanical Center. Taught by URI’s Heather Faubert. Sign up by calling the SCLT office: 401-273-9419

What to look for when buying livestock – in partnership with NOFA/RI
Sun April 9, 1-3 pm
Wild Harmony Farm, 366 Victory Hwy, Exeter, RI
This workshop will cover important aspects of an animal's physical characteristics, management practices, breed selections and relative value while purchasing poultry, sheep, pigs and cattle. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2l8gN2A

Care for Soil, Respect for Water – in partnership with URI
SCLT office, 109 Somerset Street, Providence
Tues April 18, 4:30-6 pm
We will look at what is soil actually made of, what practices can maintain and improve soil, and how your plants make a living in the soil. All living things need water, so we will also think about how water behaves in the soil, how your plants respond to the water in the soil, and how you can use it efficiently. Taught by URI’s Andy Radin. Sign up by calling the SCLT office: 401-273-9419

 

New Entry: FREE Record-Keeping Strategies for Organic Certification Webinar
This online webinar will cover all you need to know about farm record-keeping for organic certification. Specific topics include simplifying records on your farm for efficiency and organic certification requirements as well as compost production records needed to gain approval for use on certified organic farms.
Date: Thursday April 6th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Online
Registration required, reserve your seat now! https://nesfp.org/events/record-keeping-strategies-organic-certification-webinar

 

 

Are you looking for farmland?

YFN is collaborating with partners throughout RI to help connect farm-seekers with landowners leasing or selling their land. Our project partners include Southside Community Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Land Trust Council, Northern RI Conservation District, and Land For Good.

Please help us help you by filling out this form to be added to our database of farm seekers. We will be in touch with you to move forward!

Local Opportunities

Community Table event w Ken Ayers
Tues March 28 at noon, at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse in Providence
SEG is hosting a conversation with Ken Ayars, RI's Director of Agriculture. Hear about the future of farming in our state, and also the broad range of work that the Department manages, including agricultural viability, animal care laws, mosquito abatement, invasive species, saltmarsh restoration, pesticide enforcement, and more. One table, one conversation, and a great way for eaters, advocates, or those curious to connect and exchange ideas. RSVP here.

 

Health Care Without Harm is looking for farm, food and fish businesses who wish to increase their sales to institutions to join our Faces of New England Project! Participating businesses will benefit from a wide array of support, such as:
- A professionally made 2 minute marketing video to tell your story.
- Connections to hospitals and other institutions looking to procure local foods.
- One on one technical assistance to help you deal with any issues along the way.
- And much more.
Our success will be based on:
- Your increase in income.
- Your new, lasting connections with purchasers.
For more information and the applications, please visit: noharm.org/FacesofNewEngland
Applications will be accepted through March 31st.

 

Beginning Farmer Fellowship opportunity in NH
http://landforgood.org/farmer-inspired-establish-beginning-farmer-fellowship/
This Beginning Farmer Fellowship is a unique opportunity for beginning farmers to propose and explore their own farming practices and business idea in a low risk environment with support, mentorship, and collaboration. The fellowship includes: access to land, housing, a modest stipend, equipment, tools, mentorship and training.

 

April 8, SCLT Urban Ag Kick Off events!
Southside Community Land Trust will be hosting four neighborhood Urban Agriculture Kick Off events across the city on Sat, April 8, from 11 am-1 pm (rain date: April 9). These free, public events will take place at four sites: in Providence's West End (16 Ring Street), South Side (227 Dudley Street), Olneyville (40 Florence Street), and East Side (160 Sessions Street) neighborhoods. Each site will have an agriculture expert on hand to answer questions about chemical-free gardening and how to get the most out of small plots, containers and backyard gardens. SCLT will be giving away non-GMO, organic, and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, and share helpful tips on how to have a successful growing season. New SCLT members and those renewing for 2017, including anyone who joins that day, can bring home up to 50 gallons of free, high-quality, organic compost. They will just need to show a membership card and bring large containers to cart it away.

 

Rehoboth Land: about two acres of beautiful, fertile, silty bottom land available for cultivation by lease (flexible for barter). This land has been lovingly cultivated, tended and amended for over 8 years (prior to that it was hay); organic soil amendments, compost, cover crops and rotational plantings, some no-till and some shallow-till.  Organically managed but not certified. Some areas have permaculture buffers. Supported a 60+ member CSA. Must remain chemical free.  Please contact Anne Petersen, rosasharnfarm@gmail.com

 

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