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Real Food Rising
764 S. 200 W.
1050 W. 500 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Contact: Krystal Rogers-Nelson, Adam Ellowitz

Phone: 801-214-3225

Email: krystal.rogersnelson@utahca.org, adam.ellowitz@utahca.org

Website: http://www.utahca.org/real-food-rising

Last Updated: 11-21-2016

General Description: Real Food Rising is a program of Utah Community Action, a non-profit agency that has been fighting poverty in Utah since 1965. We have a sustainable farm on 1.25 acres of restored urban land that we lease from Neighborhood House, a nonprofit center that has been providing quality, affordable day care and support services to children and adults for over 100 years. In 2015, we grew over 12,000 pounds of fresh produce for the community. The mission of Real Food Rising is to empower teens with the skills to thrive while increasing access to healthy food in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Internship Starts: Jan 9, 2017
Internship Ends: Nov 10, 2017
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: Dec 2, 2016
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 months

Meals: Fruits and Veggies from the farm June-Nov.

Skills Desired: High School diploma or GED. A minimum of 1 year of full-season agricultural experience, preferably in an urban environment. Spanish language skills and knowledge about sustainable agriculture preferred. Experience in a teaching setting and working with teenagers would be helpful.

Educational Opportunities: Environmental Educator Certificate
GAP certification training
Small Urban Farms Conference

Stipend: $12,530 annual living stipend, $5775 educational award at the end of service, health benefits available through Utah Conservation Corps

Housing: n/a

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Real Food Rising Farm Manager is a Full time Seasonal position (approx. Jan 9, 2016 Nov 10, 2016). Work week is Tuesday through Saturday for Spring & Fall growing season and Monday through Friday during the Summer season.

The Real Food Rising Farm Manager will work in the field on a weekly basis on our 1.25 acre urban sustainable farm. We donate approximately 60% of the food we grow to hunger relief; the remainder is sold through neighborhood farm stands, farmers markets, CSA shares and wholesale accounts. Tasks include: creating a crop production plan for spring summer and fall, bed preparation, planting, weeding, integrated pest management, irrigation management and compost building. Equally important, this position will plan and lead agriculture workshops for up to 20 teens (ages 14-17), participate in seasonal planning and strategy meetings, coordinate distribution of farm produce, coordinate with partners and keep detailed records of produce grown and harvested. The majority of farm work will be accomplished through leading community volunteer groups and youth program work days, but individual work may be required for some tasks.


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