The Neighborhood Farm Initiative, a small nonprofit in Washington, DC, aims to improve underutilized public green spaces by creating demonstration gardens for hands-on community-wide gardening education, thereby increasing access to fresh vegetables for all members of our community, regardless of income.
Hoophouse Manager will run operations at our brand-new hoophouse and work with the Program Director to implement a large-scale spring seedling fundraiser. The Hoophouse Manager (HM) will be paid a total of $1,600 for short-term, part-time work completed between February 2011-May 2011 ($400/month) in Adelphi, MD. The work performed should encompass an average of 10 hours per week for 16 weeks, and will involve working some weekends. We’re looking to fill this position immediately.
Garden Education Program Teacher will run our Adult Gardening Education Program, a season-long, hands-on training course in organic vegetable gardening at two community gardens in the District. Experience growing vegetable plants organically in a garden or farm setting (prefer mid-Atlantic) is required. The Gardening Education Program (GEP) Teacher will be paid a total of $1,000 for weekend work throughout the growing season, with a start date of May 1, 2011 and end date of September 17 (end date is flexible).
We’re also looking for three passionate, creative, flexible interns: Volunteer Coordinator Intern, Garden Education Assistant Intern, and Field to Fork Network Intern.