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Zenger Farm seeks Apprentices/Youth Education Intern

21 Jan

Location: Portland, Oregon

With busy Foster Road whizzing by just outside the Zenger Farm gate, first-time visitors may be surprised to find 10 acres of protected wetland and a 6-acre farm nestled just out of sight. The farm includes 2.5 acres of annual and perennial crops, a flock of laying hens rotating in their mobile coop through the fields, seasonal turkeys hunting and pecking for bugs in the orchard, and active honey bees on the hunt for flowers. Zenger Farm is currently hiring Spring/Summer/Fall Apprentices and a Youth Education Intern.

The farm was operated by the Zenger family as a dairy for almost a century (for more information, go to About the Farm ).  In 1995 Urban Bounty Farm began growing vegetables on the land and educating local kids about food and farming.  In 1999, Friends of Zenger Farm was established, and the non-profit worked in partnerships with Urban Bounty Farm and later 47th Avenue Farm to grow sustainable local produce and to teach youth and adults about healthy food and healthy farms. Continue reading

Food for Lane County (FFLC) seeks an Executive Director

15 Jan

Location: Eugene, Oregon

Deadline: Friday, February 19th at 5:00 pm

Salary range:  $74,000 – $92,000 annually DOE, plus benefits

FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) has been actively pursuing our mission:  alleviating hunger in Lane County by creating access to food, since we started in 1984. That first year we distributed less than 2 million pounds of food and now provide over 6.5 million pounds of food every year. The need is huge and we are equally committed to our vision of eliminating hunger.  We are a passionate group of people who support the dignity of those we serve and are dedicated to finding creative and sustainable solutions to hunger in our community. We believe strongly that food banking requires the participation of the whole community.

FFLC is seeking an experienced, self-directed, collegial and enthusiastic Executive Director (ED) with outstanding communication skills to continue to build on our success. The ED provides leadership and vision across the organization and to external constituents, cultivates major donors and ensures the financial integrity of the organization. Continue reading

The Community Food Secutiry Coalition (CFSC) seeks a Bookkeeper

6 Jan

Location: Portland, Oregon

Deadline: January 25 or until filled.

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a national alliance dedicated to increasing access to healthy and locally-produced food for all persons. We support the creation of programs and policies that reduce hunger, promote good nutrition, foster a sense of community, and support family farmers. Our activities encompass federal policy advocacy, training and technical assistance, research, information sharing, and networking.

We are looking for a part-time bookkeeper (8-12 hours per week) to complement our administrative staff. The ideal candidate is well versed in non-profit accounting and Quickbooks, has excellent inter-personal skills, and is highly detail oriented. Continue reading

Friends of Family Farmers seeks a Temporary Event Organizer

4 Jan

Location: Southern Oregon, Eugene or Corvallis

Hours Designated for Project: 90

Salary: $20/hour

Duration of Project: January 18, 2010 – March 15, 2010

Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) seeks to hire a Temporary Event Organizer (TEO), who has experience in event planning and working with volunteers. The ideal candidate will be based in southern Oregon, Eugene or Corvallis.

FoFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots organization promoting sensible policies, programs, and regulations that protect and expand the ability of Oregon’s family farmers to run a successful land-based enterprise while providing safe and nutritious food for all Oregonians. Through education, advocacy, and community organizing, Friends of Family Farmers supports socially and environmentally responsible family-scale agriculture and citizens working to shape healthy rural communities.   Continue reading

Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer

8 Dec

Location: Portland, Oregon

Position closes 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009.

Janus Youth Programs, Inc./Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer to work 30 hours per week within an urban agriculture project based in North Portland and designed to bring a spirit of hope to the people within the community by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership. This position will recruit and partner with people who live in both the St. Johns Woods and New Columbia and Tamaracks public housing communities to (1) organize, implement and evaluate community-based health promotion programs and (2) promote resident leadership. Continue reading