Urban Farmer 2016
A Backyard Farm abackyardfarm.com 612-296-8507
Job Title: Urban Farmer
Level/Salary Range: Part time or full time seasonal
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsibility for assigned gardens including on-going maintenance and customer relations.
• Assistance with:
-Spring planting extravaganza
-Greenhouse and plant maintenance
-Upkeep of ABYF grounds and equipment
-Fall garden closings
• Other duties as necessary to meet ABYF mission and goals
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Aptitude for communicating with the public when necessary. Attention to detail. Ability to learn on the job. Reliability, good work ethic, and teamwork skills.
Knowledge of gardening. Enthusiasm for the locavore, slow food, and organic movements. Desire to work with people of all ages and abilities. Interest in on the job growth and advancement.
Drivers license and car and ability to lift 30 pounds of compost required.
COMPANY MISSION, VISION, VALUES & GOALS
ABYF dedicates itself to developing an urban farming community of individuals, families, groups, schools and community centers served and trained using the square foot gardening method of organic vegetable gardening. We value inclusivity and involvement of all populations, simplification of a complex process, and a philosophy of “gardens as art”. We execute our business from a place of gratitude for Mother Nature, each other and the vegetables produced.