APPETITE FOR CHANGE JOB POSTING

URBAN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM FACILITATOR – Part-Time

Appetite For Change (AFC) is a nonprofit social enterprise in North Minneapolis whose mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.  Appetite For Change envisions sustainable, equitable, local food systems, created and led by thriving, socially connected families and communities.

We are seeking a Part-time Urban Agriculture Program Facilitator to work predominantly in the urban gardens that AFC maintains during the summer, to work in the greenhouse and on various projects in the off-season and to assist in the planning and implementation of the day-to-day operations.  

A successful candidate has farming experience, is passionate about agriculture and food justice, and is a self-starter who is willing to learn and excited to assist in maintaining a productive urban farm space.

Schedule varies based on the needs of the gardens.  This position is for 25-30 hours per week. 

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with planting, growing and monitoring vegetables plants from seed
  • Water vegetables according to schedules and conditions, manually and using irrigation system
  • Garden maintenance to include weeding, composting and pest management
  • Harvest produce and wash, weigh, bundle produce based on type of sale 
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records related to crop planning, planting schedule, germination, growth tracking, harvesting, etc.
  • Assist at weekly Friday afternoon Farmers Market to include packaging produce; driving, loading and unloading the truck; booth set-up and take-down; assisting customers and collecting cash from produce sales
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the greenhouse, gardens, equipment, refrigerators and other work areas and tools
  • Assist with non-growing infrastructure tasks, such as building shelves, fences, greenhouse, high-tunnels, hoop houses
  • Perform other garden-related activities, such as mowing lawns, operating the tiller, trimming shrubs

Job Requirements include:  

  • 2 or more years of farming experience with sustainable and/or urban agriculture preferred
  • Basic gardening knowledge: growing, harvesting, etc.  
  • Basic math skills for counting produce, weighing produce, measuring various inputs (water, etc.)
  • Possess driver’s license, able to drive AFC van and possess reliable vehicle to drive to various garden sites and off-site locations throughout the day
  • Able to work Friday afternoons and evenings during summer/fall months to assist in working the Farmers Market 
  • Able to work unsupervised, plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs. of produce, loading trucks, carrying tables, chairs and other items for Farmers Market
  • Must be able to continually perform garden-related physical activities with extensive hand/arm use, bending and digging activities
  • Sufficient strength to operate lawn mowers, tillers and other garden equipment 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Outdoors and greenhouses in all Minnesota weather conditions

 

PAY RATE:

$18 – $20 Per hour – DOQ

 

BENEFITS:

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Holidays

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance 

 

TO APPLY:

Send resume and cover letter to lawanda@afcmn.org  

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Appetite For Change

1200 West Broadway Avenue
#250 Minneapolis, MN 55411

AFC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Our Tax ID is 27-5112040. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


612-588-7611

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