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Virginia: The West End Farmers Market seeks two Interns

12 Jul

The West End Farmers Market, located in Alexandria, Va, is looking for two interns: Farmers Market Assistants, for the market season, July through November.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

AVAILABILITY: Assistant should be willing to commit to the full duration of the market season, July through November 20.  Assistants will work the market every other Sunday from 8:30am to 1:30pm and/or work during the week setting up for the weekend.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Extroverted personality a must.  Outgoing, enthusiastic, dedicated and dependable.  They should have an interest in working with people, be gently informative, and open to conversation, dialogue and other points of view.  An interest and knowledge of local foods, organic foods, and how farmers markets build community is useful, but not absolutely necessary.  A set of articles will be provided and the interns will be expected to read them and be informed.    Continue reading

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DC: Love & Carrots seeks Interns

9 Jul
We are two long term DC residents, Meredith and Saren, who have just initiated a home organic gardening company based out of Bloomingdale. Its called Love & Carrots, and our goal is to expand the local food movement into residential backyards, thereby getting more people to experience the benefits of home grown.
We offer custom organic garden design, installation, and maintenance services–  but that only underlies a new, unique and more hands on approach to gardening services that is intended to making home gardening as “un-overwhelming” and “un-intimidating” as possible.  Additionally, we teach gardening basics to adults and kids, provide services like harvesting if customers are away, and to top it off, we’ll preserve/can your extra garden produce for healthy eating all winter!
Here’s a website you can check out:
LoveandCarrots.com Continue reading

DC: Organic Farming Research Foundation seeks Policy Intern

7 Jul

Deadline for Applications:  Applications accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Duration:  Fall/Winter 2011

Compensation:  Modest stipend.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) seeks a Policy Intern to support its policy program activities in Washington, D.C.  OFRF is a farmer-directed, national non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.  OFRF’s Policy Program works to integrate organic agriculture into federal programs and policies.

In the coming months OFRF will continue to gear up for the 2012 Farm Bill campaign, and the Policy Intern will be responsible for certain policy-oriented research projects relevant to the development of that campaign.  Additionally, the Policy Intern will support general policy program activities and have the opportunity to attend meetings, events, and hearings on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and at other agencies.  Continue reading

Maryland: Community FARE seeks Web and Social Media Intern

7 Jul

Community FARE supports efforts to grow healthy, local food by fostering collaborative partnerships and providing resources and education for diverse individuals, schools, and organizations who want to grow gardens in underutilized spaces.

Our organization seeks a Web and Social Media Intern meeting the following criteria:
– Basic web design and maintenance skills
– Social media experience (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, etc.)
– Ability to work 10 hours per week
– Proximity to Downtown Frederick Continue reading

DC/Maryland: Organic Farm seeks Local Field Organizer

3 Jul

Duration: 6-12 months

Application Deadline: August 5, 2011

The County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland is proposing to replace a 31-year-old organic farm, operating on public land, allowing a private soccer organization to build non-public fields in Potomac, MD. 
 
The community is in an uproar—Nick’s Organic Farm is Montgomery County’s only organic seed farm (one of a few in the entire Chesapeake region). It’s also strategically isolated and protected from cross-pollination by GMO crops grown on nearby conventional farms. This seed operation and its soil, under continuous organic management for last three decades, cannot be easily moved elsewhere.
 
A countywide campaign has begun to Save Nick’s Organic Farm and expand the scope of the working farm to include hands-on educational experiences for school children to learn about local food and agriculture..  For more information about the campaign, go to:Change.org; http://www.savenicksorganicfarm.org; article; video. Continue reading

Maryland: Real Food Farm seeks Education Coordinator

27 Jun

Real Food Farm is an urban farm on 6 acres of Clifton Park in Northeast Baltimore. The farm is seeking to fill the position of Education Coordinator, which will run August 2011 through August 2012. The Education Coordinator will build on existing curriculum to provide on-farm experience-based learning to K-12 students groups with a focus on middle and high school ages. Responsibilities include: coordinating teachers, principals, and youth programs to promote opportunities to visit the farm; developing fun, interactive, experiential, and age-appropriate educational activities; and coordinating a year-long high school internship program. The Education Coordinator will also help out on the farm and at outreach events as needed. This is a one-year Americorps VISTA position, applicants must be 18 & over to apply. The position is compensated with a bi-weekly stipend as well as an educational award paid at the end of the term. Deadline for applications is Sunday, July 3rd. Continue reading

Pennsylvania: Lancaster Farm Fresh Organics seeks Drivers

18 Jun

Lancaster Farm Fresh Organics is seeking dependable, dedicated drivers to pick up organic produce from local farms and deliver it primarily to the Philadelphia, New York and DC areas. We will need to fill at least one full-time position and at least one part-time position. These jobs will start late June, early July. Experience driving a 24-foot box truck is preferred, but not necessary. All trucks are non-CDL. This is a physically demanding job with a lot of loading and unloading. Clean driving history is a must, along with the ability to pass a drug screen. Full-time positions come with benefits. A flexible schedule is necessary. Very early mornings, some nights and weekends are likely, at times with short notice. To apply, please contact Ben Kreider by email at ben@lancasterfarmfresh.com, please don’t call. Attach a resume and briefly state why you’re interested in the job and when you would be able to start.

Even if you can’t start within the next month, you may still send in a resume and we’ll keep it on file.