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Connecticut: ADAMAH seeks Program Coordinator

23 Apr

Location: Falls Village, Connecticut

ADAMAH/Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to manage the day-to-day scheduling of the Adamah Fellowship and other Adamah programs, to teach classes and lead morning prayer services, and provide general program support. Ideal start date is May 15, 2010. Staff housing is available if needed.  Please apply ASAP!  This is a full-time position.

Adamah is a farm-based Jewish educational program located at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT.  Learn more about Adamah and Isabella Freedman at this website. Continue reading

Urban Oaks Organic Farm seeks Wholesale Coordinator and Retail/CSA Coordinator

25 Mar

Location: New Britain, Connecticut

Urban Oaks Organic Farm is located in the city of New Britain, CT on the former site of the Sandelli greenhouses.  Our  3 acre nonprofit farmhas 16,000 square feet of greenhouse space.  We grow year round specializing in organic greens, herbs and heirloom crops. Our produce is sold to area restaurants, stores and we operate a farm stand onsite year round along with a winter and summer CSA. Continue reading

Turtle Ridge Cooperative, Inc. seeks a Farmer

18 Feb


Location: North Haven, Connecticut

Mill River Valley Gardens CSA is a 5-acre organic farm located on land leased from Walter Greist, the owner and former farmer. MRVG CSA is located at 3600 Ridge Road in North Haven, Connecticut. Mill River Valley Gardens CSA is owned and managed by the members of Turtle Ridge Cooperative Inc. is seeking a farmer for the 2010 season. The farmer will be employed directly by the Turtle Ridge Cooperative Inc. and will work closely and cooperatively with a liaison person appointed by the Cooperative Board of directors. The liaison will take direction from the Farmer as to the resources needed for each day of operations. The liaison will in turn be responsible for daily ongoing two-way real-time communication and coordination with the board of directors of the Cooperative, and with chairpersons of the membership, planting, and distribution committees for the purpose of securing a sufficient supply of labor and materials for each day of operations. The Board of Directors and their appointees and volunteers will work collaboratively and cooperatively to support the Farmer in all aspects of farm operations and activities.   Continue reading

Community Farm of Simsbury seeks a Gardener

21 Jan

Location: Simsbury, Connecticut

Education, personal growth, and charity are the primary crops at The Community Farm of Simsbury. Farm based, educational programs begin for children as young as 18-months and continue throughout elementary, middle, and high school, culminating in an incubator farmer program for adults. Approximately one acre of teaching garden space is the centerpiece of vibrant hands-on learning experiences.

The Community Farm of Simsbury seeks a knowledgeable and innovative gardener to plan, organize, and maintain the teaching gardens on the farm. Continue reading

F.R.E.S.H. New London seeks an Assistant Farm Manager

14 Jan

Location: New London, Connecticut

F.R.E.S.H. New London is a non-profit organization which works to increase access to fresh, local foods and educate and empower the people of New London County about their health and the local food system.  We believe that public health, social justice and ecological sustainability are inextricably linked.  Through food-related projects, our goals are to work in: experiential youth education for ecological literacy and health; training for community and individual self-reliance; promotion of improved community management of natural resources; economic opportunities through local agriculture (including youth entrepreneurship); innovative distribution and marketing of locally grown food; and cultivation of the next generation of youth leaders. Continue reading

White Gate Farm seeks Interns

11 Jan

Location: East Lyme, Connecticut

White Gate Farm is a diverse certified organic farm in East Lyme, Connecticut.  We are looking for interns for the 2010 season from May 1st through October 1st.  White Gate Farm is located on a picturesque 100-acre property, previously a dairy farm, on Pattagansett Lake. We farm 3 acres of the property and are looking into ways of expanding.  We sell our produce at a bi-weekly farmstand right here on the farm as well as to many local restaurants and food distributors. Customers who come to the farm to buy our produce have come to cherish the farm as a welcoming place to bring children, gaze at our animals, stroll along the stone walls and generally enjoy the wholesome atmosphere.

We seek diligent hard working interns with a sincere interest in sustainable agriculture.  Interns will join the farm staff in many daily activities including: seeding, thinning, planting, weeding, pest control, harvesting, and retail. Interns will work in the fields as well as in the greenhouses. A tolerance of exposure to all kinds of weather is an advantage. Living quarters with a full kitchen will be provided as well as a small stipend. Experience is welcome but not required. Spanish language skills are a plus. Continue reading

Common Ground seeks a Farm Manager and Director of Agricultural Programs

8 Jan

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Common Ground is a center for environmental learning and leadership in New Haven, Connecticut where a diverse community of children, young people, and adults cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice.  Farm meets forest meets city on Common Ground’s 20 acre campus at the base of West Rock Ridge.  The site abuts the 1500 acre West Rock State Park, sharing hiking trails, wildlife, and diverse natural habitats with the surrounding forests.  Common Ground’s Charter High School uses the site as an organizing principle of its curriculum which is guided by an ecological framework that recognizes the connection and interdependence of all living and non-living things.   Each year, more than 6,000 community members participate in festivals, field trips, after-school programs, and other educational opportunities on site. Our working organic farm is a key resource for both the high school and community programs, as well as for the greater New Haven community.  It includes both production gardens that provide food for our school lunch program and New Haven families, educational gardens used to demonstrate and teach lessons in agriculture, and a variety of farm animals.

Common Ground is seeking a reliable, hands-on, experienced farmer-manager to direct our Agricultural Program and run our urban farm.  The cultivated area of our farm is approximately one acre, divided between a small children’s educational garden and a larger production field.  All of our farm practices follow organic recommendations and emphasize overall sustainability, but we are not certified organic. The Director of Agricultural Programs will be responsible for managing both the production and education gardens, oversight of volunteers, interns and apprentices working on the farm, and coordinating the distribution of farm products to Common Ground’s various constituencies.  However, beyond being a farm, Common Ground is a high school and an educational center for the community, making this job opportunity distinct from many typical farm jobs.  The Director of Agricultural Programs will play an important role coordinating educational projects involving the farm that will require strong skills in leading, supervising, and communicating with groups of youth and adults. Some assistance in managing farm tasks and infrastructure is available from the Site Manager; however, the Farm Manager is the only full time position dedicated to our Agricultural Program.  Continue reading