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Frog Bench Farms
, UT

Contact: Paula Sargetakis


Email: paula@frogbenchfarms.com


Last Updated: 10-31-2011

General Description: Greenhouse and Urban Farm

Internship Starts:
Internship Ends:
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 1/15/12
Minimum Length of Stay:

Meals:

Skills Desired:

Educational Opportunities:

Stipend: To be determined

Housing:

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: The purpose of our urban garden is to provide our community with an option to purchase organic vegetables, herbs, legumes and fruits in a respected, consistent, educational and knowledgeable way in their own neighborhood and to supply local restaurateurs. Our hope is to find someone who will work with us in planning and sustaining our Greenhouse and urban farm from the ground up.

Off Site:
• Assess off farm environment
• Identify opportunities and threats
• Develop alternative strategies
• Marketing Sale and distribution of garden produce
• Coordinate and facilitate produce and product sales at a seasonal Farmer’s Market

On Site:
• Maintain and oversee greenhouse and greenhouse vegetable, herb production. Applicant must have experience in eatable greenhouse production not just ornamental greenhouse production
• Assess on farm environment
• Best Management Practices
• Animal/Pest/Weed/Disease management
• Irrigation/spraying systems
• Plan the farm calendar, planting schedule and crop rotation schedule
• Prepare each garden site for planting
• Select seed, plant, and cultivate for market a variety of heirloom vegetables and herbs following recognized organic growing practices
• Support the harvesting
• Maintain all farming related equipment, tools, and supplies, including a farm truck
• Keep accurate records of all matters relating to the operation of the greenhouse and gardens

Education:
• Work collaboratively with teachers, interns and volunteers in all aspects of garden and greenhouse production
• Work with students, staff and volunteers to ensure that each site is effectively utilized and maintained throughout the year
• Recruit, organize, train and supervise garden and greenhouse volunteers and interns
• Develop and maintain gardens at inner-city schools
• Performs duties within state and local parameters and abides by school guidelines whenever applicable
• Conduct and/or coordinate weekly in-school agricultural workshops and educational programs during the school year
• Coordinate with City, school, and agency employees, and volunteers to identify sites, make improvements and establish productive gardens

Other:
• Assist in the development and production of value-added products
• Assist others with various projects and work related errands as needed
• Submits written bi-monthly report to the Farm President
• Reports to the Farm President
• Candidate should be articulate, responsible, intelligent and engaging
• Knowledge of farm markets, fruits, produce preferred
• Promotes fruits and farm produce to attract high level of customers
• Must be able to work 3-5 days a week, including weekends and holidays
• Ensure quality standards and health safety of the farm and market stalls
• Must be able to stand for long hours and lift bulky items
• Some computer and MS Excel skills preferred
• Some retail or sales experience preferred
• Outdoor person, friendly, engaging and humble customer service needed
• And all those items we do not know to list


 

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